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
Maine mill town asks citizens to record their memories at downtown "Heart Spots" as part of the master planning process.
Oct 18, 2009   The Journal Tribune
Joel Kotkin sees a trend in a 'New Localism'- people aren't moving around like they used to, and it's causing them to reengage with their communities.
Oct 13, 2009   Newsweek
Strip malls are in virtually every American city, but they're rarely an important part of those cities. Ava Bromberg says they can be. Her idea is to turn strip malls into community-owned hubs that generate capital within their neighborhood and keep it there. Exclusive
Oct 1, 2009  By Nate Berg
Most people have a highly distorted view of the risks they face, which skews their decisions and ultimately reduces their happiness. We live in one of the safest times and places in history, yet, many people live in constant fear, and respond in ways that actually reduce overall security. This is a major obstacle to efficient transportation, healthy living, and livable community. Opinion
Oct 7, 2008   By Todd Litman
<p>An online "time bank" has opened in Los Angeles, allowing members to barter services with each other.</p>
Aug 1, 2008   The Los Angeles Times
<p>The rise in virtual connections and Internet-based communities had many worried that traditional community interaction was dying out. <em>Governing</em>'s Alan Ehrenhalt argues it hasn't yet, and probably won't.</p>
Jun 19, 2008   Governing