Carol Graham, Leo Pasvolsky Senior Fellow in Global Economy and Development at the Brookings Institution and Professor at the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy, played a leading role at the event. She briefed attendees on the emerging trend of measuring happiness and its role in economic progress.
At the meeting, DCEN announced it
will be launching a new campaign to convince the DC government to start its own well-being index project. We believe this approach could show policy makers more clearly how incorporating sustainability principles into decision making may be a more effective strategy for creating happy and healthy communities in the District of Columbia.
Review Graham's presentation (PDF).