Charles Montgomery is an award-winning author and urbanist who leads transformative experiments, research and interventions to improve human wellbeing. His acclaimed book, Happy City, Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design, explores the intersection between urban design and the emerging science of happiness. His next book, which examines how to design trust into modern life, will appear in 2023.
Charles works with cities and citizens around the world to improve human wellbeing. His collaborators include the World Health Organization, the Guggenheim Museum and local governments in Canada, the USA, Mexico, New Zealand, the UAE and Poland. Charles is a member of the Global Happiness Council’s sub-council for happy cities. Among his numerous awards is a Citation of Merit from the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society for outstanding contribution towards understanding of climate change science.