Tag: By Jay Walljasper
Jay Walljasper: How to Revive Low-Income NeighborhoodsApril 2014
How deeply rooted institutions, like hospitals and colleges, are revitalizing their communities.
Jay Walljasper: Lessons to Learn From Finland’s Top-Ranked SchoolsMarch 2014
Finland ranks highest in global education because teachers rank highest in society.
Jay Walljasper: How Urban Design Helps or Hinders the Health of the CommonsFebruary 2014
Aspiring to that proverbial cup of sugar borrowed from a neighbor.
Jay Walljasper: 12 Reasons You’ll Be Hearing More About the Commons in 2012January 2012
|We Power stands at the convergence of economic and cultural trends.|
Jay Walljasper: What Happens When You Open the Streets for PeopleJuly 2011
|Closing off streets for the enjoyment of people is a well-tested idea, which happens every Sunday in cities from Bogota to Ontario.|
Jay Walljasper: Recipe File for Political OptimismJanuary 2011
|When seen through the lens of the commons, public services cannot be dismissed as “waste” nor basic matters of fairness reduced to “entitlements.”|
Jay Walljasper: A Small Change Could Boost Everyone’s Access to InformationOctober 2010
If professors published their work for the public, everyone would have access to better, more reliable information.
Jay Walljasper: Bikes Take Over Downtown PortlandOctober 2010
Borrowing an idea from Colombia, Portland opens its streets to non-motorized traffic on Sunday celebrations.
Jay Walljasper: How Not to Save the CommonsSeptember 2010
An excerpt from the foundational work Whose Common Future: Reclaiming the Commons by environmental visionary Edward Goldstein.
Jay Walljasper: Looking South for Environmental ProgressSeptember 2010
Kenya’s new constitution is more proof that we can learn from the developing world.
Jay Walljasper: Bicycling as a Way of LifeSeptember 2010
Under escalating levels of traffic, the U.S. could (and should) follow Holland’s lead with a bicycle-friendly infrastructure.
Jay Walljasper: In Tough Times, Parks are a Smart InvestmentAugust 2010
In St. Louis, Detroit, and Houston, new parks foster economic opportunities and prove that investing in public space is a boost on local budgets.
Jay Walljasper: Not So Wonderful Life?August 2010
The good guy prevented Bedford Falls from becoming Pottersville in the movie. But what would happen in today’s economy?