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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

Art for Everyone's Sake

October 26, 2013
Notes on creativity as a commons

Are Bike Lanes a White Thing?

October 26, 2013
What forward-looking cities are learning about race, equity and building better bike lanes

How One Farmer Protects His Land from Fracking

October 20, 2013
Stephen Cleghorn enacts a Rights of Nature easement on his Pennsylvania farm

The Forgotten Idea That Shaped Great U.S. Cities

October 17, 2013
How the Single Tax movement boosted equity & prosperity during the Progressive Era

Renew the Commons, Recharge Your Life

October 9, 2013
Take time to hear, see, feel and share what’s all around us

Getting America Back on Its Feet

September 29, 2013
Launching a walking movment to strenghten our health and communities

A Powerful Commons Tool We Overlook

September 25, 2013
Informal social customs often work better than laws in Influencing good behavior

Save the Planet, Starting on Your Own Block

September 5, 2013
Local efforts are the backbone of global green activism

Four Circles of Judaism Help Us Live the Commons

August 27, 2013
Open space, the Sabbath, sabbaticals and Jubilee

A Multitude of Wonderful Things We Share But Rarely Consider

August 26, 2013
A treasury of Jonathan Rowe's insights

When Civil Disobedience Becomes Law Enforcement

August 26, 2013
Applying the public trust doctrine to protect us from climate change

Commons-Based Ideas to Support Artists

August 24, 2013
New ways to pay the piper (and the painter and the performer and the poet )