• The Death of the Fringe Suburb
    by Christopher B. Leinberger
    There has been a profound structural shift — a reversal of what took place in the 1950s, when drivable suburbs boomed and flourished as center cities emptied and withered.
  • Finding Our Way to True Belonging
    by Brene Brown
    True belonging requires us to be vulnerable, get uncomfortable, and learn how to be present with people — without sacrificing who we are.
  • The Rise of the New Groupthink
    by Susan Cain
    Most of us now work in teams, in offices without walls, for managers who prize people skills above all other capacities. Collaboration is in — but we need to factor privacy and solitude into the picture.
  • The Ten Principles of Burning Man
    by Larry Harvey
    Radical inclusion, gifting, decommodification, communal effort, leaving no trace: This sounds like a recipe for ideal community, and Burning Man tests out these principles every year.
  • What Unites and Divides Urban, Suburban and Rural Communities
    by Kim Parker, Juliana Menasce Horowitz, Anna Brown, Richard Fry, D’Vera Cohn and Ruth Igielnik
    Large demographic shifts are reshaping America: It's aging, growing in numbers, and becoming more racially and ethnically diverse. These trends play out differently across community types.