"Of Porches there are two sorts: the decorative and the useful, the porch that is only a platform and the porch you can lie around on in your pajamas and read the Sunday Paper" – Garrison Keillor
Restoring social life in rural communities starts with a rethinking of streets, public spaces, and community institutions. COVID has helped us to realize that many of the changes we need to make feels more possible now than they have for some time.
Sidewalks are the foundation to making the social life of communities thrive. The best sidewalks share certain traits that make them welcoming, accessible, and socially active places.
Social life describes an entire ecosystem of human interaction that gives us meaning — and makes the very existence of our economy, community, educational system, arts and culture, science, and innovation possible. Reflections of Jay Walljasper.
Restoring social life in Vermont starts with a rethinking of streets, public spaces and community institutions
Imagine if the places where we live were shaped for, and from, our social lives, re-imagined to make it easy for us to gather, shop, have fun, eat together, and be around people different from us. we would collectively have an impact on the health of our planet.
Great Barrington, MA. Draft Discussion Building a Placemaking Campaign