Neighbors

September 12, 2011, 11am PDT
Chuck Wolfe says that urbanism that can readily occur in urban neighborhoods "without really trying" as people naturally come together in impromptu ways.
myurbanist
March 10, 2011, 7am PST
Neighbors across the country are clashing over whether or not to build sidewalks in their neighborhoods.
The Wall Street Journal
September 17, 2010, 8am PDT
A Virginia man who rallied to have a traffic-calming speed bump installed on his street became the source of so much local controversy that a neighbor recently shot and killed him.
The Washington Post
August 27, 2010, 11am PDT
The new HafenCity district under construction in Hamburg, Germany, is one of the largest urban developments underway today. Some worry that its newness and bigness aren't prime conditions for harboring neighborliness.
Der Spiegel
June 30, 2010, 7am PDT
Face-to-face interactions between neighbors may be declining in some cities, but, increasingly, neighbors are connecting with each other online.
Next American City
Blog post
June 3, 2010, 8pm PDT

I have to admit, listening to Peter Lovenheim talk about his book “In the Neighborhood, The Search for Community on an American Street, One Sleepover at a Time”, spiked my planner’s radar. In his novel, the journalist, quite intentionally, well, the title is self-explanatory isn’t it? It sounded a bit hokey and contrived at first, as did the interview. Lovenheim explained that the only way to truly get to know someone and develop a real sense of intimacy and bond was to sleep in their home and shadow them for the day. But the real story is about the loss of intimacy and comfort among neighbors.

Melissa Hege
February 10, 2010, 9am PST
Kyla Fullenwider offer ten simple ideas to improve the livability of your block.
Good
December 18, 2009, 7am PST
A new study finds that while Arizona residents like where they live, they have low levels of civic engagement.
The Arizona Republic
November 4, 2009, 9am PST
A new Gallup poll asks respondents whether they'd expect a lost wallet to be returned. The results indicate that trust in neighbors and well-being go hand-in-hand.
Gallup
October 15, 2009, 5am PDT
The U.S. Military are on the verge of releasing its new air fighter, the F-35, and about 200 U.S. bases are under consideration to house them. The new planes are three to 12 times louder than existing planes, which has some base neighbors on edge.
NPR
September 25, 2009, 1pm PDT
Can Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace replace the neighborhood bar, cafe, or hangout? Mary Newsom says no.
Citiwire.net
May 6, 2009, 8am PDT
Community participation is on the rise, and many sociologists think it's related to the recession.
The Seattle Times
February 26, 2008, 2pm PST
<p>This post from <em>The Mish Mash</em> shows pictures of some of the worst neighbors to have.</p>
The Mish Mash