Santa Monica's Wellbeing Project

RAND experts and Santa Monica city officials discuss the Wellbeing Project, which aims to evaluate overall community wellbeing and incorporate these results into city planning and governance. The Wellbeing Project was funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

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  • Measuring Wellbeing to Help Communities Thrive

    The city of Santa Monica wanted to incorporate wellbeing into city planning, policies, and programs. RAND researchers, as part of a team of experts, helped create a framework for measuring wellbeing and applying the findings to city planning.

    Nov 22, 2016

  • Wellbeing Project to Weave Science Into Government Decisions

    Wellbeing is about individuals having the skills and opportunity to live a meaningful life. There are countless things that cities do that either contribute or detract from that sense of meaning. Santa Monica's Wellbeing Project is working to fundamentally change how the government thinks about its citizens.

    Apr 29, 2015

    Anita Chandra