A Nordic Perspective on Sustainability in Business

Explore Happiness: Happiness in Urban Spheres

Since the World Happiness Report was published the first time, in 2012, two countries have been named the happiest country ten times combined: Finland and Denmark. Usually they are followed by other Nordic countries in the global happiness rankings. But why and how? 

While both countries have a rich nature, the majority of citizens are living in the bigger cities. Their capital cities are metropolitan areas that alone account for 20 to 25 percent of the country's total population. However, the gap between the capital cities and the second-largest cities is striking. In Denmark and Finland, the population of the capitals are around one and a half million, while the respective number two cities, each have a population of just over a quarter of a million. In other words, about one-sixth of the capital region. In this talk we will take a closer look at how these cities are designed - because they are actually home to some of the happiest people on earth.

But still, research shows that humans are the least happy in cities - so how can cities be designed to counter this? 

Explore happiness with us, in this Nordic Talks event. 


Date of the event: 30.5.2023

Time: 19:00-20:30 (Shanghai)