Why community engagement not only makes good sense…but good business sense
I’m very fortunate, during my time as Chair of OUTbound I have got to work with some great brands supporting projects that I felt very strongly about. Thankfully these brands understood that high p…
How the Finns Create a Sense of Community in Their Schools
How do we compare a country with a fairly homogeneous population of five and a half million people, with less than 5% of the population in poverty, to the United States? Well, forty years ago, when…
How to Build a Sense of Community in your Apartment Building
How to Build a Sense of Community in your Apartment Building \ The apartment lifestyle has many benefits in terms of convenience and amenities. But a benefit you might not have considered is the sense of community that you can share in — or even help create. The close-quarter lifestyle of apartment living perfectly allows [...]Read More...
What Stinks? Making Sense of Your Community's Smells
Odors can come from many sources including industrial processes, animals, vehicles, nature and human activities. So what happens when a smell is reported at a location?
Unexpected Connections — A Sense of Community with Jeff Staple
Interview by Eugene Kan Photos by Heather Sten In the modern day, where relevance is almost directly correlated with social media presence, we are encouraged to categorize ourselves. We are one thing and one thing only. This however does not portray the whole picture for a creative. Creativity is not one single thing, it is a lifetime of lessons learned, failures and triumphs—a complex construction of…
» What is A Sense of Community? AG Architecture
May 26, 2017, In News, Recent Posts, by Gene Guszkowski At AG Architecture, we work to design and build innovative structures for multifamily, mixed use and senior living clients that foster a sense of community. That is what we do. It is our tagline. But what does that mean For our firm, it is not just about creating a physical environment to house groups of people, it is about designing spaces that bring people closer together. It is also about the way in…
Why Going to Community College First Makes Sense
glenoaks.edu I always dreamed of college. Throughout high school, the promise of freedom and intellectual stimuli fascinated me. I pictured frat parties, professors who would double as mentors, and...
Why Amenities and Sense of Community Are Essential for Not Losing Tenants
No doubt, attracting and retaining tenants is one of the biggest challenges for any building. Yes, there are factors that cannot be controlled by landlords. One example of this is the change in the competitive landscape especially now with the rise of co-working and players like Knotel or WeWork. Another example is the demographic changes in the target market (we’ve heard that millennial word so many times it is almost like we are studying an alien species). It is true, however, that the…
How to Create A Sense Of Community In Your HOA
Many homeowners don’t feel a sense of community in their Neighborhoods or see the value their HOA provides. They know have to pay extra money on top of their mortgage to the community, but what value do they receive? This confusion and sense of isolation doesn’t have to exist in your community if your board
Subscriber Only: The Third Pillar: Why strong communities make economic sense
Book review: Raghuram Rajan looks at the role of community in protecting liberal democracies
How a Carmel couple found a sense of community on the east side of Indianapolis
Cindy and David Palmer left Carmel two years ago for Indy's east side to help women stop living 'couch to couch.'
Healthy Hubs: How Markets Create a New Sense of Community
Markets offer a Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper way to start rebuilding some of the identity and economic activity that many cities have lost.
How do indie bookstores compete with Amazon? Personality — and a sense of community.
These 12 D.C.-area bookstores defy naysayers. Here’s a guide to how — and why — they do it.
Preservation Magazine sees how Covington's Shotgun Row fosters a sense of community
Preservation Magazine's Spring issue includes a prominent feature story on how Covington is bringing back its West Side neighborhood, centered around rehabs of old shotgun homes on Orchard Street.
Character Counts: How to Create a Sense of Place in Your Community
The less you look like everyone else and the more you look like yourself, the better off you’ll be. This truth should be driving your town’s development. In fact, creating a distinctive sense of place is your competitive advantage.
How the sharing economy could help repair our sense of community
The market can destroy the social fabric. Can it stitch it back together?
Streets as Places: How Transportation Can Create a Sense of Community
While streets were once a place where we stopped for conversation and children played, they are now the exclusive domain of cars. Even where sidewalks are present along highways and high-speed streets, they feel inhospitable and out of place.
How grass-roots activism can renew our shared sense of community
We all may find that doing good leads to feeling good and to creating grass-roots communities that can lead to genuine dialogue and helping one another where we live in the here and now.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and obituaries from the Bangor Daily News.
How to Create a Sense of Community in Your Area
Author: Benjamin Lee Homeowner Associations or HOAs have unfortunately often been stereotyped as controlling, power-hungry organizations that bring about no discernible benefit. With the many horror stories floating around about HOAs, it’s no surprise that such associations have a bad rep. However, we believe that a well-organized committee with the right intentions can turn any...
Top Shelf: Corridor museums cultivate sense of community
Area museum officials are looking outside their doors to lure more visitors through their doors.