10 Ways to Boost Neighborhood Pride

Kyla Fullenwider offer ten simple ideas to improve the livability of your block.

Writing for GOOD, Fullenwider suggests reconnecting with neighbors and neighborhoods through participatory actions like hosting block parties, building a community treehouse, or starting a neighborhood time bank.

"Here's to dynamic neighborhoods, smarter communities, and the treehouse making a comeback. How are you breathing life back into your neighborhood?"

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This is an important topic; Planning for community

This is an important topic. Additionally, the planning component is essential.

One local township here has a policy that requires builders to create a common community green when they build a housing development. However, the township allows the builder to pay a fee-in-lieu of which goes to the township park presently being built.

I think common greens and play facilities should be required in every subdivision, not making it an optional feature. There have to be common places for people to come together.

Common facilities like clubhouses are also very important.

Short of this, I agree it is easy to create community via things like potlucks- there simply has to be effort involved. And the activities should be ones the majority can participate in- potlucks are a good choice since everybody eats.

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