Stories by Jay Walljasper

Jay Walljasper, author of The Great Neighborhood Book, writes, speaks and consults on how to create better communities. Contact him at  subscribe to Jay Walljasper's feed

Posted on: Aug 17, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Is there a dark cloud on the horizon for this Indian Country success story?

Posted on: Jan 20, 2016, Source: AlterNet

A compelling reason to keep that New Year’s resolution to be more active.

Posted on: Dec 3, 2015, Source: AlterNet

National Walking Summit aims to make streets safer and more accessible for poor, people of color, disabled and kids.

Posted on: Oct 9, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The Surgeon General recently declared walking one of the most important things we can do to become more healthy.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2015, Source: AlterNet

People from across America will gather in D.C. this fall to proclaim walking as human right.

Posted on: Apr 17, 2015, Source: Blue Mountain Center

On Earth Day, let's talk about making the commons the organizing principle of social, economic and cultural life.

Posted on: Mar 22, 2015, Source: YES! Magazine

Americans are getting back on their feet.

Posted on: Jul 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Protected bike lanes help riders feel less exposed to danger, and are also appreciated by drivers and pedestrians, who know where to expect bicycles.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Forward-looking cities are learning that community engagement is key in planning bike projects.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Protected bike lanes, now called Green Lanes, are popping up from Miami to Long Beach, Austin to Chicago.

Posted on: May 30, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Studies show that bike lanes make streets safer for everyone and are better for business.

Posted on: Oct 18, 2012, Source: On the Commons

Take a look at the two big agendas of the candidates, and it's impossible to ignore that we'd get two very different outcomes.

Posted on: Apr 2, 2012, Source: Shareable

Bicycle advocates -- and to a lesser extent pedestrian advocates -- have become a persuasive political lobby. Here's why that's good news for all of us.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2009, Source:

There is an absurd Alice in Wonderland feel to the current economic crisis.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2008, Source:

The commons helps explain the sharp difference between presidential candidates this year.

Posted on: Oct 20, 2008, Source: AlterNet

From the "you have to be kidding me" file.