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Community Life


  • City Repair is an organized group action that educates and inspires communities and individuals to creatively transform the places where they live. http://cityrepair.org/
  • Community-Wealth’s goal is to provide the web’s most comprehensive and up-to-date information resource on state-of-the-art strategies for democratic, community-based economic development http://www.community-wealth.org/
  • The E. F. Schumacher Society, founded in 1980, aims to promote the building of strong local economies that link people, land, and community. To accomplish this, it develops model programs, including local currencies, community land trusts, and micro-lending; hosts lectures and other educational events; publishes papers; and maintains a library to engage scholars and inspire citizen-activists.http://smallisbeautiful.org/
  • The Forum Organizing Project is creating a national Community Forum network that seeks to revive community entertainment, education and connection. It organizes resources, offers technical support, builds partnerships with speakers and film distributors, and connects Forums with each other http://forumorganizing.org/
  • Ogallala Commons is a nonprofit community development network offering leadership and education to reinvigorate the commonwealth that forms the basis of all communities, both human and natural. Ogallala Commons country covers about 174,000 square miles across parts of eight Great Plains states in the United States. http://www.ogallalacommons.org/
  • Project for Public Spaces (PPS) is a nonprofit planning, design and educational organization dedicated to helping people create and sustain public spaces that build stronger communities – http://www.pps.org/
  • Rebar is an interdisciplinary studio based in San Francisco and operating at the intersection of art, design and activism. Its work encompasses visual and conceptual public art, landscape design, urban intervention, temporary performance installation, digital media and print design – http://rebargroup.org/
  • West Marin Commons is dedicated to the practice of community in West Marin, California in order to sustain and enrich the social and natural environment. It seeks to establish, preserve, and enhance both common spaces and the life that occurs in them and to create social infrastructure for resource sharing, conservation, and learning. http://www.westmarincommons.org/site/