Street Plans + Happy City Selected by Van Alen Institute to Lead Happier By Design Research in West Palm Beach, FL


The Van Alen Institute and the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency launched Shore to Core, a research and design competition to reimagine waterfront cities using West Palm Beach as a model. A team consisting of Street Plans, The Happy City Lab, and Professor Jennifer Roe–Director of University of Virginia’s Center for Design and Health–was selected by the Van Alen Institute.

The research project, called Happier by Design, “will combine tools from environmental psychology and spatial analytics with community engagement to test how key sites influence individuals’ bodies, behaviors, and emotions. Through this research program, we will identify successful interventions to improve individual and civic wellbeing.” Read all about the project HERE.