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Salford beats Brighton and Bristol to title of ‘greenest place to live’

The Guardian, 14 March 2020

The Glasgow effect implies cities make us sad. Can the city prove the opposite?

The Guardian, 16 October 2019

Devon tops quality of life survey: Clean air and low inequality highighted

The Observer, 28 April 2019

We urgently need new tools to measure economic recovery after Covid in The Conversation

What drives local wellbeing? on Understanding Society Survey blog

The green, green grass…of Salford! Area once dubbed a ‘dirty old town’ by folk singer Ewan MacColl is crowned the greenest place to live in England and Wales in Daily Mail

Dirty Old Town no more: How Salford is leading a green revolution in Manchester Evening News

Salford is the greenest council in the Thriving Places Index in the MJ

The city trying to make urban living good for your health in BBC Future

Cornwall doesn’t make the grade in quality of life study but Devon does in Cornwall Live

Best places for quality of life in Norfolk revealed by charity’s major study in Eastern Daily Press

Wellbeing measures to replace GDP Growth  Aaron Heslehurst interviews Liz Zeidler on BBC World News

Measuring what we treasure – what if human contentment shaped policy making? Positive News, August 23 2018

An economics of happiness by Marianne Brooker in The Ecologist

The pursuit of happiness: could a ‘happy city index’ end Bristol’s blues? by Ajit Niranjan in The Guardian

Measuring Bristol’s happiness by Alison Maney in Bristol 247

Unsung Heroes – So who should be on the Bristol ‘Happy List’? by Steve Mellen

Organisers want to establish a State of Happiness with the help of People Power

Champions helping to spread the city’s happiness

The Pursuit of Happiness by David Clensy

Dickon Hooper & David Garmston report on Happy City in relation to Cameron’s ‘Better Society’ initiative

Regional coverage of the Thriving Places Index included Devon Live, the Bristol Post and Bristol 24/7, the Bath Chronicle, the Surrey Advertiser, the Midlands’ Express & Star, the Leicester Mercury and the Newcastle Chronicle amongst others. The Index was also covered in several local government publications including Public Finance and LocalGov.



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