BEGIN:VCALENDAR PRODID:-//Microsoft Corporation//Outlook 16.0 MIMEDIR//EN VERSION:2.0 METHOD:PUBLISH X-MS-OLK-FORCEINSPECTOROPEN:TRUE BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:Central Standard Time BEGIN:STANDARD DTSTART:16011104T020000 RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYDAY=1SU;BYMONTH=11 TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0600 END:STANDARD BEGIN:DAYLIGHT DTSTART:16010311T020000 RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYDAY=2SU;BYMONTH=3 TZOFFSETFROM:-0600 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 END:DAYLIGHT END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT CLASS:PUBLIC CREATED:20180829T165042Z DESCRIPTION:Thank you for your interest in the Reinhart Institute Lecture Series. This event is free and open to th e public. No reservations required.\n\nCharles Montgomery\, Author of The Happy City\nThursday\, April 4\, 2019\n7 p.m. - Fine Arts Center Main The atre\n \nCharles Montgomery is an award-winning author\, urbanist\, and le ader of a consultancy building more happiness into cities. He is the autho r of the book Happy City\, about which The New York Times wrote: “Happy City is not only readable but stimulating. It raises issues most of us hav e avoided for too long. Do we live in neighborhoods that make us happy? Th at is not a silly question. Montgomery encourages us to ask it without emb arrassment\, and to think intelligently about the answer.” He has advis ed and lectured planners\, students\, and decision-makers across the USA\, Canada\, the UK\, Saudi Arabia\, and Mexico. He also creates experiments that challenge us to see our cities—and ourselves—in entirely new ways . Montgomery’s Home for the Games initiative led hundreds of people to f ollow his example and open their homes to strangers during the Vancouver 2 010 Olympics. Working with the BMW Guggenheim Lab and the citizens of New York City\, he transformed an empty lot into a machine to maximize feeling s of altruism. Whether it is empowering people to re-imagine a city street using hundreds of giant building blocks\, or challenging them to hug comp lete strangers\, each experiment is driven by insights in the science of h uman wellbeing. Montgomery’s work ultimately nudges us out of our comfor t zone to find a hopeful new vision for cities of joy. Montgomery and his team have turned the lessons from Happy City into a tool for helping peop le bring more happiness into their cities. They are using it to transform places and people’s lives in Mexico City\, Auckland\, London\, and elsew here. Montgomery launched the world’s first Happy Neighborhood Audit in Mexico City\, and his team also began work with the World Health Organizat ion’s Europe Healthy Cities Unit. Montgomery has also been working with TIME Magazine on an interactive survey exploring happiness in American cit ies. Beta version here\, with interactive version in development. Montgom ery’s writings on urban planning\, psychology\, culture\, and history ha ve appeared in magazines and journals on three continents. Among his award s is a Citation of Merit from the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographi c Society for outstanding contribution towards public understanding of cli mate change science. His first book\, The Last Heathen\, won the 2005 Char les Taylor Prize for Literary Non-fiction and vigorous praise from reviewe rs in The New York Times\, The Guardian\, and elsewhere.\n \nThis lecture is part of the Annual Ethics Conference.\n \n DTEND;TZID="Central Standard Time":20190404T200000 DTSTAMP:20180829T165042Z DTSTART;TZID="Central Standard Time":20190404T190000 LAST-MODIFIED:20180829T165042Z LOCATION:Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Main Theatre PRIORITY:5 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY;LANGUAGE=en-us:Lecture Series - Charles Montgomery TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:040000008200E00074C5B7101A82E0080000000000D8B4838E3FD401000000000000000 0100000002042731E5136824CA392F5FF7B582CC5 X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Thank you for your interest in the Reinhart Institute Lecture Series. \; This event is fr ee and open to the public. \; No reservations required.

Charles Montgomery\, Author of The Happ y City

Thursday\, April 4\, 2019

7 p.m. - Fine Arts Center Main Th eatre

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Charles Montgomery is an award-winning author\, urbanist\, and l eader of a consultancy building more happiness into cities. He is the auth or of the book Happy City\, about which The New York Times wrote: & #8220\;Happy City is not only readable but stimulating. It raises issues m ost of us have avoided for too long. Do we live in neighborhoods that make us happy? That is not a silly question. Montgomery encourages us to ask i t without embarrassment\, and to think intelligently about the answer.R 21\; \; He has advised and lectu red planners\, students\, and decision-makers across the USA\, Canada\, th e UK\, Saudi Arabia\, and Mexico. He also creates experiments that challen ge us to see our cities—\;and ourselves—\;in entirely new ways. Montgomery’\;s Home for the Games initiative led hundreds of people t o follow his example and open their homes to strangers during the Vancouve r 2010 Olympics. Working with the BMW Guggenheim Lab and the citizens of N ew York City\, he transformed an empty lot into a machine to maximize feel ings of altruism. Whether it is empowering people to re-imagine a city str eet using hundreds of giant building blocks\, or challenging them to hug c omplete strangers\, each experiment is driven by insights in the science o f human wellbeing. Montgomery’\;s work ultimately nudges us out of ou r comfort zone to find a hopeful new vision for cities of joy. \; Montgomery and his team have turned the lessons from Happy City into a tool for helping people bring more happines s into their cities. They are using it to transform places and people̵ 7\;s lives in Mexico City\, Auckland\, London\, and elsewhere. Montgomery launched the world’\;s first Happy Neighborhood Audit in Mexico City\ , and his team also began work with the World Health Organization’\;s Europe Healthy Cities Unit. Montgomery has also been working with TIME Ma gazine on an interactive survey exploring happiness in American cities. Be ta version here\, with interactive version in development. \; Montgomery’\;s writings on urban planni ng\, psychology\, culture\, and history have appeared in magazines and jou rnals on three continents. Among his awards is a Citation of Merit from th e Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society for outstanding contri bution towards public understanding of climate change science. His first b ook\, The Last Heathen\, won the 2005 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary No n-fiction and vigorous praise from reviewers in The New York Times\, The G uardian\, and elsewhere.

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This lecture is part of the Annual Ethics Confere nce.

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