Happiness Driven Urban Design

speaker: Dora Varszegi

Depressive disorders are more commonly observed in urban than in rural population. Dora will explore the possible reasons for this and discuss how great urban design could make people happier through increasing connectedness. Dora will give many examples of connecting spaces which were formed accidentally or by design.
Can great architecture make people happier? How? Can we apply the research outcomes in positive psychology to the way we build our cities? What do we learn from the happiest nations? What is the secret ingredient of a connected neighbourhood? How can you measure happiness? How can you measure connectedness of a neighbourhood? Interested?