Tag: Jay Walljasper
Jay Walljasper: How the Commons Way of Life Helps Curb Climate ChangeApril 2014
It offers an appealing alternative to more stuff and more money, which drives environmental destruction today/
Jay Walljasper: Parks Are Crucial for ChildrenApril 2014
Why ‘Take me out to the ballgame’ is a part of a collective American landscape.
Jay Walljasper: Sharing the Commons WealthFebruary 2014
Robert Ogilvie helps make the most of commons around us.
Jay Walljasper: The National Treasure in Your NeighborhoodJanuary 2014
On the enduring value of the city park.
Jay Walljasper: The Year Bike Sharing Came of AgeDecember 2013
Once dismissed as a hippy-dippy dream, bike sharing is now reality in New York, Chicago and other cities.
Jay Walljasper: Walking as a Way of LifeDecember 2013
A new movement for health and happiness depends on creating more commons where we can easily walk.
Jay Walljasper: Are Bike Lanes a White Thing?October 2013
The future of bike lanes in African-American neighborhoods.
Jay Walljasper: Getting America Back on its FeetOctober 2013
It’s time to launch a walking movement to strengthen our health and communities.
Jay Walljasper: Save the Planet, Starting on Your BlockSeptember 2013
Local efforts have always been the backbone of global green activism.
Jay Walljasper: FoodopolyJune 2013
Our dysfunctional, corporate dominated food system threatens our health and the planet.
Jay Walljasper: Bicycling Surges Across the US, Outpacing Noisy CriticsJune 2013
How the “bikelash” was overcome in New York and other cities.
Jay Walljasper: Potential Partners We Don’t RecognizeJune 2013
Why local government, co-ops, community organizations, and unions are commoners.
Jay Walljasper: Who Needs Government?January 2013
What’s right and what’s wrong with Libertarians’ vision of a volunteer society?
Jay Walljasper: It’s All Happening at the ParkJanuary 2013
More than ever, we need common ground where all kinds of people can interact, learn, and have fun.
Jay Walljasper: Mayors Take Over the WorldNovember 2012
The rising power of local government offers an opportunity to rebuild the commons.
Jay Walljasper: What is Mitt Romney Planning for America?October 2012
Where does the rage in the Republican Party come from?
Jay Walljasper: The Surprise Behind Detroit’s Emerging ComebackOctober 2012
Young people are making a difference in the cities they call home.
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.
Jay Walljasper: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Great Public SpacesJuly 2012
Many public spaces have long been neglected, but it’s time for their revitalization.
Jay Walljasper: Detroit City Limits: Finding Devastation and Hope in a Hard Hit CityJuly 2010
The urban-suburban divide in Detroit shows the need to treat a metropolitan area as a single organism, rooted in a sense of the commons.
Jay Walljasper: Who Says Public Opinion Makes Tax Hikes Impossible?February 2010
Votes in Oregon show taxes are popular when invested in public services, and when the rich pay their share.