Tag: Jay Walljasper

Jay Walljasper: Green Dreams for Earth Day

April 2015

Earth Day should focus on what you can do close to home.

Jay Walljasper: Who Says Government Can’t Innovate?

March 2015

Minneapolis Public Housing Authority pioneers topnotch services for seniors.

Jay Walljasper: Saving the World’s Holy Places

March 2015

A narrow interpretation of what’s sacred limits efforts to protect natural treasures.

Jay Walljasper: Creating the Urban Commons

December 2014

Density has become a dirty word.

Jay Walljasper: Walk this Way

November 2014

Humans’ most common pastime—forsaken for decades as too slow and too much effort—is now recognized as a health breakthrough, an economic catalyst, and a route to happiness.

Jay Walljasper: These Streets Are Made for Walking

September 2014

How to restore foot traffic as a way to go.

Jay Walljasper: Safer Streets

September 2014

American cities confront the fact that 4500 Americans die every year crossing the street.

Jay Walljasper: Why America Lags Behind the World on Bikes

July 2014

Even Canadians were found to bike three times more than Americans.

Jay Walljasper: Squashing Municipal Broadband

July 2014

Why are state legislatures and congressional Republicans objecting to municipal broadband networks?

Jay Walljasper: The Conservative Case for a Commons Way of Life

July 2014

Distributism seeks community power.

Jay Walljasper: Good News for Communities Scared of Economic Decline

June 2014

The anchor strategy builds on existing assets to boost jobs, businesses & quality-of-life.

Jay Walljasper: Parks are Silent Victims of Our Economic & Political Ills

June 2014

The history of the WPA provides a proven way to rejuvenate them.

Maude Barlow: International Human Rights Violations in Detroit

June 2014

Measuring Detroit's destruction on a global scale.

Jay Walljasper: How the Commons Way of Life Helps Curb Climate Change

April 2014

It offers an appealing alternative to more stuff and more money, which drives environmental destruction today/

Jay Walljasper: Parks Are Crucial for Children

April 2014

Why 'Take me out to the ballgame' is a part of a collective American landscape.

Jay Walljasper: Sharing the Commons Wealth

February 2014

Robert Ogilvie helps make the most of commons around us.

Jay Walljasper: The National Treasure in Your Neighborhood

January 2014

On the enduring value of the city park.

Jay Walljasper: The Year Bike Sharing Came of Age

December 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 Life

December 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 Feet

October 2013

It’s time to launch a walking movement to strengthen our health and communities.

Jay Walljasper: Save the Planet, Starting on Your Block

September 2013

Local efforts have always been the backbone of global green activism.

Jay Walljasper: Foodopoly

June 2013

Our dysfunctional, corporate dominated food system threatens our health and the planet.

Jay Walljasper: Bicycling Surges Across the US, Outpacing Noisy Critics

June 2013

How the "bikelash" was overcome in New York and other cities.

Jay Walljasper: Potential Partners We Don’t Recognize

June 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 Park

January 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 World

November 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 Comeback

October 2012

Young people are making a difference in the cities they call home.

Jay Walljasper: How One Dutch Neighborhood Helped People Everywhere Reclaim the Commons

September 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 City

August 2012

Southwest Detroit has defied the stereotype of urban decay.

Jay Walljasper: Changing the World, One Block at a Time

August 2012

The neighborhood is a powerful, but often overlooked, tool for social change.

Jay Walljasper: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Great Public Spaces

July 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 City

July 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.