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Jay Walljasper

Jay Walljasper, Senior Fellow at On the Commons and editor of OnTheCommons.org, created OTC’s book All That We Share: A Field Guide to the Commons. A speaker, communications strategist and writer and editor, he chronicles stories from around the world that point us toward a more equitable, sustainable and enjoyable future. He is author of The Great Neighborhood Book and a senior associate at the urban affairs consortium Citiscope. Walljasper also writes a column about city life for Shareable.net and is a Senior Fellow at Project for Public Spaces and Augsburg College’s Sabo Center for Citizenship and Learning. For more of his work, see JayWalljasper.com

Stories by Jay Walljasper

Vibrant public spaces increase our physical activity.  (Photo by Dan Burden/Blue Zones)

Boosting Health In Everyone's Hometown

July 25, 2017
There’s more to living long and well than medical care

Tonetta Graham, an leader in the Strawberry Mansions neighborhood, sees Civic Commons as a way to bring investment to low-income areas without gentrification. 

Philadelphia Spreads Opportunity to All Corners of City

July 21, 2017
Harnessing the civic commons to boost social equity

From Our Next 4 Years' video "Why Save the Affordable Care Act?"

Video Zeroes in on What's at Stake with Obamacare

July 21, 2017
What's really going to happen?

From Our Next 4 Years' video "Why Save the Affordable Care Act?"

Video Zeroes in on What's at Stake with Obamacare

July 21, 2017
What's really going to happen?

From Our Next 4 Years' video "Why Save the Affordable Care Act?"

Video Zeroes in on What's at Stake with Obamacare

July 21, 2017
What's really going to happen?

(By Wally Gobetz under a Creative Commons license)

A More Equitable Economy Exists Right Next Door

July 21, 2017
In Quebec, coops and non-profits account for 8-10 percent of GDP

(By Wally Gobetz under a Creative Commons license)

A More Equitable Economy Exists Right Next Door

July 21, 2017
In Quebec, coops and non-profits account for 8-10 percent of GDP

Taking a stroll in Birmingham.  (Photo by Nick Sims)

The Positive Power of Walking

June 27, 2017
National summit showcases health, economic and social benefits of walkable communities

Solutions for Inequality from a One-Percenter

November 12, 2016
"I don’t hate wealthy people. They are my family. But I hate what inequality has done."

Jonathan Tasini with Bernie Sanders on the campaign trail.

Political Revolution Marches on in New Podcast

November 12, 2016
Jonathan Tasini, author of the Essential Bernie Sanders, launches "The Working Life"

How One Farm is Reinventing Agriculture for a Brighter Future

November 11, 2016
Livestock regularly grazing on different parcels of land allows the soil to sequester carbon from the atmosphere