In July, MODUS supported local colleagues Happy City with their “Happy Streets” experiment, which was run during Placemaking Week (an international conference held in Vancouver last fall).
MODUS partnered with Happy City on the experiment, summary report, and videos used to spread the learnings.
Major findings from the experiment include:
- Tactical interventions can support social trust among strangers in public spaces
- Interventions with flora and colourful paint can support happiness in every day spaces
- Green space can have a rapid calming effect on community members and visitors
- Spaces that reflect a sense of community ownership, engagement, or stewardship of these sites can not only create benefits for those who regularly use the site, but also create immediate attachment for visitors
For more info check out the report and videos here.