Jeonju City is committed to
‘Shifting its administrative system away from a paradigm that prioritizes growth and development towards one that puts people first, and… to create an economy that works for the people and makes local communities happy.’
Local Futures and Jeonju City joined hands for the first time in 2015, when we co-hosted the first ever Economics of Happiness conference in South Korea. This led to an ongoing collaboration and a yearly conference – an important event that builds upon the firm commitment of the Jeonju government to creating a healthy economy focused on human happiness and environmental health.
Our 8th Economics of Happiness Conference in Jeonju took place online on September 30, 2022. The conference program included keynote speeches, and panel discussions on the topic of ‘Sustainable Localization and Digital Transformation’.
The event provided a forum for discussions on a ‘sustainable cities’ approach that simultaneously addresses the climate crisis while promoting the happiness of Jeonju’s citizens.
International speakers included Nathan Schneider, Mika Tsutsumi, Diana Finch, Helena Norberg-Hodge, as well as Song Wi-chin and other highly respected thought leaders from South Korea. Download the full program below: