Online Learning Events
OLE Pathway: Operations

Tools for Creating More Connected, Equitable Communities

Across our cities, we are navigating interconnected crises of housing affordability, climate change, and social disconnection. This session is designed to equip participants with the knowledge to foster connectivity, equity, inclusion, and resilience as they envision their community’s future. Learn from evidence-based insights across the housing continuum, gathered through Happy Cities’ and Minivillage’s experiences. Get introduced to practical tools that can assist you in making decisions regarding how you design, utilize, and manage your spaces, transforming them into areas of connection and belonging.

Who should attend?

Property Managers, Non-Profit Housing Operators, Resident Leaders, Developers

What will you learn?

  • The importance of neighborly connections and the creation of resilient, equitable, and inclusive communities
  • Understand how physical spaces within a building and the social climate interact to facilitate meaningful connections
  • Understand principles and practical tips for designing, utilizing, and managing spaces to promote a sense of belonging and connection
  • Implement some of these practical tips within their own buildings and communities

Presented by:

Madeleine Hebert
Senior Housing Specialist, Happy Cities

Madeleine leads housing research and policy projects at Happy Cities, collaborating with professionals and communities to develop solutions for enhancing social connectedness, resilience, and well-being. She investigates the influence of buildings on individuals’ lives post-move-in, aiming to understand the impact of both major and minor design decisions on people’s well-being across different housing types.

Brynn Williams
Engagement Program Manager, Minivillage

Brynn works as an Engagement Program Manager and is passionate about community building. She employs an asset-based and well-being-focused approach to onboard management and residents through Minivillage. Her work aims to understand the strengths and needs of communities while promoting engagement and fostering deeper social connections.



May 14, 2024


10:00 am - 11:00 am PST



Member Cost:



Online (Zoom)