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Why neighborhood bumper stickers will improve your city

Anyone can put a bumper sticker on their car. It puzzles me why more neighborhoods don’t embrace them. Neighborhood bumper stickers cultivate a sense of belonging, and are an easy way to get involved without heavy commitment–you might not be ready

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A Pattern Language: DIY architecture to make your home come alive

At some point you will get the urge to move. It might be the incessant barking dogs next door driving you to the edge of despair. It might be an underlying feeling of loneliness, or it might simply be that you’ve

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How do you experience “family” when your nuclear family lives far away?

In modern America the idea of a nuclear family being your main source of community and belonging doesn’t work–yet so many of us desire a life of connection, and friendship that can last through conflict and hard times. In his

Posted in A Pattern Language, Community Building