In these times of division and isolation, we need a lively public realm more than ever. And making new social spaces come alive doesn’t have to be mired in bureaucracy. Let’s see how it can be done by exploring Europe’s many quick and easy social space installations.Read More
Author: Adam Greenfield
We have a new president and once again the nation is in a frenzy. But underneath America’s seemingly unsolvable and growing issues is one root cause. And it’s a cause with revolutionary implications: Size.Read More
Transforming our streets into more socially-oriented places is the future. But change can be hard and merchants often seem to stand in the way. Does it have to be like this? We catch up with community event organizer and local merchant Angie Petitt-Taylor for her insights on how to include businesses in the push for positive change.Read More
At a recent block party, I was taken aback by the primal scene before me. We looked just like a group of monkeys, lazing happily in the warm sun. And it hit me: Block parties and monkeys show us similar and profound truths about ourselves.Read More
The new book The Well-Tempered City explores solutions to a plethora of cities’ 21st century challenges. But one solution stands out: How citizens are included in the discussions about change. What can make a person yearn for parking lots one minute and walkable, sustainable cities the next? We discuss.Read More
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