April 8, 2016, 10am PDT
Markus Pukonen is circumnavigating the planet without a motor to raise awareness for the global community and to create positive change.
Routes of Change
August 25, 2015, 1pm PDT
Connectivity may form the bedrock of what we call "resilience" but we're just not all that neighborly these days. Can we become more competitive and lasting by restitching our threadbare community fabric?
August 3, 2015, 8am PDT
The beachfront town known for its surfers and celebrities is collecting data that dig deeper than traditional measures of economic prosperity, and the results may be surprising.
Fast Company Co.Exist
February 11, 2015, 8am PST
Chuck Wolfe underscores the importance of a holistic view of urban places, referencing themes of common experience, aesthetics, feelings of happiness, safety, or security—a basic narrative of the city that often goes beyond first impressions.
The Huffington Post
January 9, 2015, 10am PST
Seven years after the housing bust began, millions of Americans are still suffering. And suffering is the operative word—because both foreclosures and economic inequality impact people’s health.
August 13, 2014, 6am PDT
In the same vein that Robert Putnam explored decaying community and social capital in American in his work, Bowling Alone, Brian Bethune discusses how the decay of Western communities shapes our health and political realms.
April 14, 2014, 2pm PDT
As a result of the dominant development patterns and transportation practices of the 20th century, churches have receded in their role as an anchors for neighborhoods and broader communities.
Strong Towns
March 17, 2014, 10am PDT
When planners are looking to find out what kind of developments residents like, one way is to ask them to weigh in. Planner Clement Lau shares key lessons learned about conducting and creating surveys as part of the planning process.
February 2, 2014, 9am PST
Connected communities aren't just about fun and frolic. When the goin' gets rough, they can make the difference between life and death.
December 16, 2013, 11am PST
Technology companies are increasing their presence in cities, adopting the language of planners, and seeking to create communities. Yet, according to Allison Arieff, the sector does a uniformly poor job of contributing to urban vitality.
The New York Times
September 21, 2013, 5am PDT
As communities based on proximate and personal relationships decline, the application of term "community" multiplies. Anand Giridharadas looks at the hijacking of the word and what its new applications say about our contemporary culture.
The New York Times
August 14, 2013, 6am PDT
What has the United States lost in its journey from a nation of communities to a nation of individuals? Resilience, for one, says Scott Doyon, who suggests how we can utilize community design and planning processes to regrow social ties.
April 16, 2013, 1pm PDT
Today's suburbs have discarded the human-scaled patterns they once promised. This newly resurfaced series of paintings from Atlanta artist Meg Aubrey will leave you longing for the world we neglected to build.
March 14, 2013, 8am PDT
Haiti has seen improvements since the 2010 earthquake. However, persistent challenges remain. Dave Hampton, architect and international development consultant for natural and built environment integration, writes about one in particular: ravines.
February 12, 2013, 6am PST
Can urban form help address the loneliness that so often accompanies aging? In a new blog post, Hazel Borys examines some remedies for severed connections.
January 28, 2013, 5am PST
The results of a new poll conducted for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution show that even in a notoriously sprawling metro (and perhaps more so), transit riders have a stronger connection to their neighborhoods and the larger region.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 25, 2012, 2pm PDT
Richard Florida speaks with sociologist Zachary Neal, author of <em>The Connected City</em>, a new book that examines the essential role that social networks play in defining community.
The Atlantic Cities
October 11, 2012, 12pm PDT
A free digital toolkit allowing communities to collect, analyze, and share their own data will be launched nationally at the end of the year.
Fast Company Co.Design
October 5, 2012, 7am PDT
In the triple bottom line of profits, planet, and people, it's people that tend to get the shaft. Scott Doyon lays out seven ways to change that.
July 21, 2012, 7am PDT
Diverse suburban neighborhoods now outnumber their central city counterparts two to one. How will increasing (or decreasing) diversity change America's suburban stereotype?
The Atlantic Cities