Happiness is in the city!

Nearly 90% of city dwellers are happy in their city and 3 out of 5 are optimistic for the future. This is what we learned from our survey carried out with IPSOS among residents of six cities: Chicago, Rio de Janeiro, Paris, Algiers, Mumbai and Chongqing. Discover the exclusive results!

12.04.2013
 

Our ambition is to contribute to better cities. For this, what is more natural than taking the pulse of urban dwellers? To understand their expectations and their relationship to their city, we conducted a study with survey institute IPSOS among over 3,500 people in 6 cities from around the world:

  • Chicago,
  • Rio de Janeiro,
  • Paris,
  • Algiers,
  • Mumbai,
  • Chongqing.

 

Against all odds, urban dwellers have generally similar perceptions of their city, in spite of their cultural differences and their geographical origins.

Discover these global trends in pictures!

 
 

Summary

 

Being urban makes you happy, especially in emerging countries

Lafarge Urban Insights
Lafarge Urban insights

Urbanites are optimistic about the future of their city

Lafarge Urban Insights
Lafarge Urban insights

The main challenges of cities

Lafarge Urban Insights
Lafarge Urban Insights

Urbanites’ dream city? Safe, culturally rich and beautiful

Lafarge Urban Insights
Lafarge Urban Insights