Winnipeg a Happy City? Delegates to Find Out

Winnipeg a Happy City? Delegates to Find Out

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The Prairies are generally known as being a happy group of provinces, but what about Winnipeg specifically?

Charles Montgomery, author of “Happy City,” will meet with more than 150 delegates from across Canada in Winnipeg on February 5 to discuss that very issue.

Montgomery’s keynote address, “Building the Happy City,” will kick off the Canadian Association of Planning Students (CAPS-ACEAU) conference at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

Montgomery will show that the design and planning of a city can affect the happiness of its inhabitants.

Montgomery’s visit coincides with U of M City Planning students hosting the largest gathering of their peers in Canada. This year’s CAPS-ACEAU conference, “Imagination: Creative Visions for the Future of Planning,” will include hundreds of students from across the country coming to explore planning issues in Winnipeg.

Tickets for the event, which also includes hors d’oeuvres, a live DJ, and a book signing, are available to the general public until January 31 at caps-aceau.org/happycity.

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