What if we stopped looking at our young people as defective, broken, lacking, and thinking that it is our job to fix them? Peter joins other Cincinnati community leaders in exploring how to shift our interest to our young people’s gifts and give them space to find them and develop them.
What if lawyers were peacemakers? What if you could take your hardest problems to a lawyer to be solved? And what if you could count on receiving compassionate listening from your lawyer? What if lawyers saw themselves as agents of transformation, helping their clients heal their conflicts? How would such a legal profession change the world? Imagine . . .
This past Saturday, Santa Barbara, CA held their first Open Streets. The initiative closed Carbillo BLVD, the city’s iconic ocean side avenue. Based on the turnout, it’s safe to assume this won’t be the last Open Streets in Santa Barbara. 10,000 people filled the streets to bike, walk, dance and play. The initiative also featured [...]
Having a clear set of rules is important for Open Streets. It keeps everyone safe and ensures that participants know what kind of behavior is expected of them. The good folks at CicLAvia recently came up with a list of 20 rules (number 16 is our favorite). Take a look, and let us know if [...]
While Open Streets have been successful in cities and towns of all sizes, much of the research on Open Streets that we see is focused on initiatives in large urban areas. So it was exciting to see new data coming out of Carrboro, NC, which just hosted it’s first Open Streets this past April. While [...]