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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?

Subsidiarity

How can we balance freedom and responsibility today?

Charity

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?


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Religion and the Good of the City

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

Planning for Social Environments

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

Building the Social City

The networks of relationships needed to make a community not only liveable but also sociable can ...

Charity and Social Capacity

Though seldom sensational, Canada's charitable activities are essential to our civil society. Our...

Additional Resources for Social Capital

How do social connections impact quality of life in cities? Social capital explores economic and...