Quality of life is about more than our health and comfort, more than just our feeling of control and belonging, important as all those things are. Quality of life also includes a sense of wonder, delight and fun – all of the things that bring us happiness and make us human. This includes creativity and cultural expression, museums and libraries, as well as the design of the places where we live and work, and the opportunity to enjoy ourselves.

4A) CULTURE

Places that provide opportunities for imaginative, cultural and physical expression that go beyond public art.

4B) DISTINCTIVENESS

Places that are well-designed, have a strong sense of place and are special.

4C) PLAYFULNESS

Places where all residents, of all ages, are free to move around, to have fun, to explore and have a sense of independence.