Here in the Happy Lab we combine knowledge, methods and practice from many fields of research (e.g., sustainability, neurology, biology, contemplative science, psychology, engineering, communication and urban planning) to develop strategies and interventions for moving toward a sustainable and happy future. Our work is both theoretical and applied, as we work closely with communities, organizations and people to co-create sustainable strategies that maximize opportunities for happiness. We seek to promote alternative pathways toward sustainability via participatory processes and a realignment of societal values to enhance overall happiness outcomes.
Our work is guided by two research questions:
1. How are sustainability and a happy future related?
2. How can we create equal opportunities for happiness through intentional design, interventions and sustainable strategies?