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The Lab

Social and institutional resources to give our cities meaning.

Charity

How can we do good together?

Social Capital

How do social connections impact quality of life in cities?

Subsidiarity

How can we balance freedom and responsibility today?

Case Studies

Who are the organizational pioneers of our time?

City Soul

Why are religious communities so vital to our cities?

Social Capital pursues a core question: How do social connections impact quality of life in cities? Under what conditions do ties form? How do they change? How do interpersonal relationships interact with larger social structures like kinship networks, community organizations, commercial organizations, governments, and so on. How can we improve our ability to see and understand social resources? How can we improve our descriptive power to enable more intelligent stewardship of those resources? Building a stronger network of scholars, policy architects and community leaders who are investing in these questions is vital if we are to meet the growing demand for social ingenuity.


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