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COMMONS IN THE FIELD

Public Spaces and Public Life

Toolbox for Public Spaces and Public Life

25 Tips for Making Your Neighborhood Better

Jay Walljasper's guide to changing the world on your own block

11 Ways to Turn Public Spaces into Great Places

A guide for placemaking based on almost 40 years experience in 40 countries

How to Transform Your Community

Jay Walljasper's video about how to make a great neighborhood
Articles on Public Spaces and Public Life
The Eternal Joy of Hanging Out
December 7, 2009

The Eternal Joy of Hanging Out

Roman piazzas are commons at their best. And there's no reason we can't have them here
Take a Parking Space and Make Paradise
September 24, 2009

Take a Parking Space and Make Paradise

The new trend to convert parking into parks
Best Little Moviehouse in the Adirondacks
September 2, 2008

Best Little Moviehouse in the Adirondacks

Old movie theaters can become new local commons
Enrique Peñalosa
August 13, 2006

Latin American Mayor Fights for Equal Access to Happiness

Enrique Peñalosa improved the lives of Bogotá's poor
Crossroads Mall
January 23, 2006

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Public Life in Private Places
January 10, 2006

Is It Still Possible to Make Great Public Places Today?

Is it still possible to make great public places today? Yes, but we must unlearn many of the modern era's design rules.