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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.

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

July 25, 2017

Boosting Health In Everyone's Hometown

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. 

July 21, 2017

Philadelphia Spreads Opportunity to All Corners of City

Harnessing the civic commons to boost social equity

(Photo by Roadside Pictures under a Creative Commons license.)

July 21, 2017

What a Wealthy Heir Learned from Mobile Home residents

A remarkable lesson in social solidarity

(Photo by Roadside Pictures under a Creative Commons license.)

July 21, 2017

What a Wealthy Heir Learned from Mobile Home residents

A remarkable lesson in social solidarity

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

June 27, 2017

The Positive Power of Walking

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

Kids walking to school in Riceville, Iowa

November 11, 2016

America’s Walking Renaissance

Free book shows how walking is gaining ground in cities, suburbs & small towns across US

By Victor Bautista under a Creative Commons license

November 11, 2016

First Step Toward Reconnecting a Fractured Country

Sidewalks, trails and other places we walk are where Americans of many backgrounds come together face-to-face

By Victor Bautista under a Creative Commons license

November 11, 2016

First Step Toward Connecting a Fractured Country

Sidewalks, trails and other places we walk are where Americans of many backgrounds come together face-to-face

A student skateboards to school on the Indianapolis Cultural Trail (By Sciondriver under a Creative Commons license)

September 28, 2016

Indy Rocks: An Overlooked City Bounces Back

Thanks to an authentic collaborative spirit