The first of a series on the learning, challenges and opportunities seen at Connecting4Community to shift to more citizen-centered, bottom-up ways of living and structuring our approaches to the problems we see around us.
Having to stand in line for this service or that program is one of the most powerful reinforcers of the scarcity mindset. It symbolizes helplessness, hopelessness and the constant concern that there is not enough ... and that it will run out just before it is my turn. Edd Conboy is doing something about that.
They were dancing in the streets of Jackson during Open Streets. How do you turn people who walk and bike into advocates for safer streets when they don’t identify as walkers and cyclists? This is a question that leaders of Bike Walk Mississippi, and advocates across the country, are constantly asking themselves. While many advocacy [...]
We spend a lot of time talking about how to organize Open Streets, but the vast majority of people just want to enjoy a day walking or riding with their family and friends. How do you make it as easy as possible for participants to have a great time at Open Streets? We know that [...]
It’s easy for people to get excited about Open Streets when they are riding their bike or walking down a street filled with people, but even the most successful Open Streets don’t take place every day. How can you maintain and build excitement around your initiative during those days when the streets aren’t open to [...]