Amazon rainforest, Brazil: a Yaulapiti man rides a motorcycle.
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It’s quite common to see whole Indigenous families on bikes – including pets and tiny children.
The Uphams Corner Food Forest in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood was built on a vacant lot.
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Food forests are urban oases that pack a lot into small spaces, including food production, local cooling and social connections.
Despite their small size, fairy-wrens have surprisingly complex social ties. They’ll risk life and limb to help others – but only if they know them.
Cohousing developments provide ample outdoor space for children to play in.
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Sustainable urban development experts increasingly point to cohousing as a solution to the housing crisis. If governments are on board, it can work.
Children reported five key things they need from their communities, including better infrastructure and more inclusive spaces.
Saralake Estates Mobile Home Park in Sarasota, Florida.
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Manufactured housing – the preferred name for what were once called mobile homes – has changed dramatically in recent decades. Three planning experts call for giving it a new look.
New schools can spur neighborhood growth.
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Community members want their schools to address issues beyond academics, new research suggests.
Farmers are at increased risk of loneliness and isolation.
New research shows using social media can provide a much-needed boost to UK farmers’ wellbeing, connectedness and mental health, and even bank balances.
Veronica Lopez, who has spina bifida, gets vaccinated at COVID-19 vaccination site at the East Los Angeles Civic Center in Los Angeles.
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Using an intersectional approach will help bring visibility to diverse disability communities and provide the support they need to be safe, recover and rebuild their lives.
Improving death-friendliness offers further opportunity to improve social inclusion. A death-friendly approach could lay the groundwork for people to stop fearing getting old or alienating those who have.
Death-friendly communities that welcome mortality might help us live better lives and provide better care for people at the end of their lives.
Government has failed; let the people have a go at managing COVID-19.
The trick is for the chattering classes to stop telling each other what the solution is, and instead to ask those who haven’t been heard.
Canada’s Indigenous leaders are concerned that the federal government’s promised support to help First Nations, Inuit and Métis people deal with the impacts of COVID-19 may not be sufficient. Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde, second from right, makes the point during a news conference in Ottawa with First Nations leaders.
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Measures to control the spread of COVID-19 within Indigenous communities represent less than one per cent of Canada’s funding to limit the impacts of the virus.
The community networks that social platforms host go much deeper than the technology. They have enabled a shift in the way we communicate with each other – especially in a crisis.
When resources are drained, people are tired and communities are recovering from trauma, social connection is vital.
We are all finding out about neighbourhood liveability as we stay home for the coronavirus lockdown. What we learn about local strengths and weaknesses can help us improve our communities in future.
Post-pandemic, co-operatives can scale up to promote the values of mutuality, inclusivity, economic justice and organizational democracy towards a transitioned Canadian economy.
Co-operatives can and should be key to Canada’s economic rebuilding and rethinking — now and following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Co-working spaces have become an innovative way to work away from a central office without necessarily being alone at home.
Co-working spaces have become popular since they were created in 2005, allowing self-employed workers to have a professional space outside an office and avoid isolation. But does it really work?
The fight against AIDS can’t be won without communities.
Communities continue to be vital in efforts to bring the pandemic under control. They are the custodians of rich knowledge that creates the context in which HIV transmission occurs.
The 235 Gosford Apartments, one week after the tragic Nov. 15 2019 fire.
A fire in Toronto’s Black Creek neighbourhood displaced hundreds of people. One person died of smoke inhalation. The after-disaster response reveals some of the challenges faced by urban communities.
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon currently chairs the Business Roundtable.
A group of America’s most powerful CEOs said companies should no longer merely focus on maximizing shareholder wealth. A business professor explains why it’s not a big deal.