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Marten Sims from Happy City to Speak at #UrbanFutures Conference

Published: Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Martin Sims

Marten Sims, who leads Happy City’s European operations, has joined a distinguished panel of speakers at the forthcoming #UrbanFutures conference, organised by the RIAI and the Academy of Urbanism.

Happy City helps build happiness into neighbourhoods and cities through research, public events and collaborative consulting. Their work is grounded in evidence from psychology, neuroscience, public health, and behavioural economics.

Marten leads Happy City's European operations – giving presentations, facilitating workshops, creating experiments, performing site audits, and designing spaces, services and engagement processes. Recent clients include British Land, the World Health Organisation, Mobiel 21 and the City of Stuttgart.

Marten brings 15 years of design-industry experience, and holds a Degree in Graphic Design from the UK and a Masters in Design from Canada. He is also the founder of the trans-disciplinary design studio Beyond; a former president of the Vancouver Design Nerds; and a member of Vancouver’s Mayor’s Engaged City Task Force. Marten teaches design, civic engagement and facilitation at Emily Carr University, Simon Fraser University in Canada and the Arts University Bournemouth in the UK. In Vancouver, he's known for creating temporary urban interventions and permanent installations such as a giant wooden nest for social interactions, hosting walking tours, and many other installations that foster sociability and creativity in public environments.


Download the full Conference Programme Here (Days 1-3)

For further details see the Conference Programme or contact Catherine Bolster at the RIAI, cbolster@riai.ie.

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Structured CPD Points for all 3 days.

►Read More: RIAI and Academy of Urbanism Conference ‘Urban Futures: Cities & Towns in Transition’, 1-3 September

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