Happy Homes

A toolkit for building sociability through multi-family housing

The way we design multi-family housing can make or break social connections and trust. We’ve gathered evidence from psychology, neuroscience, public health and other fields to identify how design influences sociability in multi-family housing.

Use this visual toolkit to identify evidence-based principles, strategies and actions to boost social connections in multi-family housing.

This toolkit was created with support from BC Housing Building Excellence Research & Education Program, The School of Community and Regional Planning at the University of British Columbia, Mitacs, RNL Design, Museum of Vancouver and dozens of idea contributors.