Stories by Jay Walljasper

Jay Walljasper writes, speaks, edits and consults about creating stronger, more vital communities.  He is author of The Great Neighborhood Book and All That We Share: A Field Guide to the Commons. His website:  subscribe to Jay Walljasper's feed

Posted on: Mar 22, 2017, Source: AlterNet

In Quebec, co-ops and non-profit businesses account for 8-10 percent of GDP.

Posted on: Nov 9, 2016, Source: AlterNet

A transformative vision of farming.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2016, Source: AlterNet

From inner-city Birmingham to small-town Iowa to racially diverse suburbs of LA.

Posted on: Apr 30, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Walking is not just a big-city pastime.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Arlington, Virginia shows how feet on the street helps a community thrive.

Posted on: Dec 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Four reasons walking has become America's 'untrendiest trend.' Hint: It's not just health.

Posted on: Dec 12, 2013, Source: AlterNet

It’s been proven to help treat or prevent diabetes, depression, breast and colon cancer, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, obesity, anxiety and osteoporosis.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2013, Source:

Local efforts are the backbone of global green activism.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2013, Source:

It's time to design spaces around the communities that need them the most.

Posted on: Dec 4, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Although struggling in recent decades, Detroit still offers experiences you expect from a world-class city.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Cities across the U.S. are discovering that good biking attracts great jobs and top talent to their communities.

Posted on: Jul 19, 2012, Source: On the Commons

Here's why we need parks, streetlife, squares, markets, trails, community gardens and other hang outs more than ever.

Posted on: Jul 3, 2012, Source: Citiwire

The widespread belief that the city is a food desert is, like many myths about Detroit, simply not true.

Posted on: May 30, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The Green Lane Project brings bicycling into the 21st century -- with positive results for the nation's health, economy, environment and commutes.

Posted on: Feb 23, 2012, Source: On the Commons

Story of Stuff creator Annie Leonard talks about why the commons are so integral to our lives.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2011, Source: Shareable

In these antagonistic political times, bikers and walkers are now targets of controversy for some members of Congress.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Despite its cold weather and spread-out development patterns, here's how a Midwestern city beat Portland, San Francisco and Boulder for the title of #1 Bike City.

Posted on: Jul 6, 2011, Source: Shareable

Here's how we can get more Americans to bike.

Posted on: May 27, 2011, Source: Shareable

Why the author of "Bomb the Suburbs" has had a change of heart.

Posted on: May 25, 2011, Source: People for Bikes

The price tag for more than 3,000 federally funded bike and pedestrian projects last year amounted to less than half the cost of one highly contested highway project.