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16 Ways to Make Your Neighborhood Safer, Greener & Fun

From Italy to Luckenbach, Texas, practical ideas for improving your hometown

25 Tips for Making Your Neighborhood Better

Jay Walljasper's guide to changing the world on your own block
Articles on Commons in the Field
Heirloom tomatoes at the farmers market
June 30, 2010

Developing a Commons-Based Approach to Security

Redefining security in terms of our relationships and shared resources
The Eternal Joy of Hanging Out
December 7, 2009

The Eternal Joy of Hanging Out

Roman piazzas are commons at their best. And there's no reason we can't have them here
Take a Parking Space and Make Paradise
September 24, 2009

Take a Parking Space and Make Paradise

The new trend to convert parking into parks
Best Little Moviehouse in the Adirondacks
September 2, 2008

Best Little Moviehouse in the Adirondacks

Old movie theaters can become new local commons
Enrique Peñalosa
August 13, 2006

Latin American Mayor Fights for Equal Access to Happiness

Enrique Peñalosa improved the lives of Bogotá's poor
Crossroads Mall
January 23, 2006

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Public Life in Private Places
January 10, 2006

Is It Still Possible to Make Great Public Places Today?

Is it still possible to make great public places today? Yes, but we must unlearn many of the modern era's design rules.