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Community Life

Locally-based commons build the “social wealth” of our communities. It is therefore important to create and maintain an independent business sector, inviting public spaces, local agricultural initiatives, and other vital community systems.

Great city neighborhoods are often mid-rise, not high-rise. (By La Citta Vita under a

Great city neighborhoods are often mid-rise, not high-rise. (By La Citta Vita under a CC license) 

December 4, 2014

How to Create Commons-Friendly Neighborhoods

Lively urban communities need streetlife, affordable housing and ample places for us to interact

By Moyan Brenn under a CC license

December 3, 2014

These Trails Are Made for Sharing

Hiking as a commons way of life

By Tripu under a CC license

November 15, 2014

Birth of A Movement for Healthier & Happier Lives

Big steps toward making it easier for Americans to walk

By Erik Soderstrom under a CC license

November 15, 2014

Walking is Going Places

The unexpected rise of foot power as a health breakthrough and path to happiness
November 15, 2014

Walking is Going Places

The unexpected rise of foot power as a health breakthrough and path to happiness

Copenhagen bikers have their own lane raised from the street. (By Spacing magazine under a CC license.)

October 13, 2014

Going Dutch and Danish

American cities are learning from places where bikes are 30 percent or more of street traffic
October 8, 2014

An Orchard Grows in Boston

Rebuilding the commons in an economically-divided, violence-scarred neighborhood

Even with heavy traffic traffic, many New York streets accomodate pedestrians. (By Ed Yourdon under a CC license.)

September 23, 2014

These Streets Are Made for Walking

How to restore foot traffic as a way to go

(By Dylan Passmore under a CC license)

September 11, 2014

Fixing the Tragedy No One Wants to Think About

NYC and other cities confront the fact that 4500 Americans die every year crossing the street

A Southern town that broadens government role in promoting the common good.  (Photo by J. Stephen Conn under a CC license)

September 11, 2014

The Little City That Could

Somerset, Kentucky bucks big corporations by selling its citizens gasoline at lower costs