Continuing our series of guest blogs highlighting themes of the Economic of Happiness conference this weekend, Nicola Round from Adblock Bristol looks at why people in the city are rising up... read more →
The question is how, rather than what
Stewart Wallis, chair of the Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll) is a keynote speaker at the Economics of Happiness conference in Bristol, UK (19-21 October). Ahead of his presentation at the conference, Stewart... read more →
New challenge to GDP at the heart of Green Party Policy
Today the Green Party has announced it’s first manifesto commitment: to overthrow the idea that GDP growth is the true measure progress. Happy City have been shouting this message from... read more →
What affects people’s wellbeing in local areas?
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) recently published their latest estimates of personal wellbeing in the UK. In addition to providing a picture of personal wellbeing at national level, there... read more →
Can data translate into radical action?
What opportunities lie behind this week’s ONS wellbeing data releases, and why might it profoundly matter to our collective future? Last week 238 leading international academics publically called on the European Union... read more →
Ten years on – the beginning of the end or the birth of the new?
Ahead of a global Economic of Happiness conference in the UK in October, Liz Zeidler, chief executive of Happy City, looks back to the financial crash of 2008 and its... read more →
Getting the measure of the youth experience
World Cup thrills, Wimbledon shocks, Tour de France Welsh wizardry, a crazy heatwave – the summer of 2018 will be one to remember for all sorts of reasons. At Happy... read more →
Saamah Abdallah, Happy City’s wellbeing advisor, recently attended an OECD advisory meeting discussing the use of wellbeing metrics in policy. In his blog, he reflects on evolving attitudes to wellbeing... read more →