Tag: community activism
Jay Walljasper: How to Revive Low-Income NeighborhoodsApril 2014
How deeply rooted institutions, like hospitals and colleges, are revitalizing their communities.
The Caregivers CoalitionJanuary 2013
One of TIME and Newsweek’s most influential people of 2012, Ai-jen Poo works to address a swiftly aging population, and an exploited workforce, by reforming domestic labor standards.
Jay Walljasper: How One Dutch Neighborhood Helped People Everywhere Reclaim the CommonsSeptember 2012
A case study in traffic calming, and why it’s sometimes better to ask for forgiveness than permission.
Jay Walljasper: Not Your Father’s Motor CityAugust 2012
Southwest Detroit has defied the stereotype of urban decay.
Jay Walljasper: Changing the World, One Block at a TimeAugust 2012
The neighborhood is a powerful, but often overlooked, tool for social change.