Community

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.
Aug 13, 2014   Maclean's
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.
Oct 25, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
A free digital toolkit allowing communities to collect, analyze, and share their own data will be launched nationally at the end of the year.
Oct 11, 2012   Fast Company Co.Design
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.
Oct 5, 2012   PlaceShakers
Diverse suburban neighborhoods now outnumber their central city counterparts two to one. How will increasing (or decreasing) diversity change America's suburban stereotype?
Jul 21, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
Writer Tara Sturm explores the merits of incremental urbanism on revitalization efforts with the help of L.A. architect Alan Pullman, highlighting grassroots, community-driven economic development.
Feb 3, 2012   Buildipedia.com
The deeper our sense of community, the better positioned we are to take on change, says Scott Doyon, but the leisurely lull of the suburbs may have killed our ability to work together.
Dec 7, 2011   PlaceShakers
With the increasing popularity of online shopping, many shopping centers are losing retailers left and right. More unusual tenants are filling in the gaps, like gun ranges and bounce houses.
Oct 27, 2011   The Wall Street Journal
In this food-focused installment of a series on "great places", <em>Grist</em>'s Tom Philpott argues that food system as currently structured creates the opposite of great places.
Jun 4, 2011   Grist
A vocal and dedicated contingent of residents have successfully rallied to halt plans to expand a highway in metropolitan Vancouver.
May 25, 2011   Straight
In comparing the legacies of artist Andy Warhol and urban thinker Jane Jacobs, this essay suggests that the sort of urban community we think of today is more a result of Warhol.
May 6, 2011   Places