Christine McLaren is one of Discourse Media’s co-founders. She is a journalist and researcher focusing on the intersection between urban development and environmental and social issues. She has worked with media outlets including Monocle, GOOD, Metropolis, Next City, The Globe and Mail, Xinhua News Agency and MSN. She spent three years travelling around the world as the resident writer of the BMW Guggenheim Lab, a mobile urban think tank project of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Christine was lead researcher for the book Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design. She now gives keynotes, conducts workshops and consults with cities and organizations around the world on urban wellbeing.