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What makes a good city? How do we get there?

Social Cities recognizes that our urban lives are a significant context for the demise or generation of civil society. The nature of human relationships, ranging from the individual to the largest social structures of contemporary culture, constitutes the life of our cities.

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The Lab

Social and institutional resources to give our cities meaning.

Social Capital

How do social connections impact quality of life in cities?


How can we balance freedom and responsibility today?


How can we do good together?

City Soul

Why are religious communities so vital to our cities?

Case Studies

Who are the organizational pioneers of our time?


Religion and the Good of the City: Report 2

Much academic research and popular media coverage neglects the vital role of religion and religio...

Cardus What Makes A Good City Forum

At the Cardus What Makes A Good City Forum we asked Cardus experts Milton Friesen, Andrew Bennett...

City Soul Explorer Toolkit

The City Soul Explorer Toolkit offers four modules and practical tools to facilitate communicatio...

Planning for Social Environments

This report is the first chapter of a dissertation project that examines how one might better und...

Religion and the Good of the City: Report 1

Popular communication and even academic research have tended to think it proper to overlook the c...