Impact University: Suburbanization

Civic Engagement/ Demographics

Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community >

Civic engagement hinges on being in touch with one's community, but the modern neighborhood has become cold and solitary. Putnam underlines the many reasons this should be concerning for us as a nation and shows how we can reconnect.

Bill Bishop

The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America Is Tearing Us Apart >

The last three decades have a seen a dramatic segregation of American communities along political, economic, and religious lines. Bill Bishop lays out with stark clarity the dangerous consequences of this sorting.

New York Times

Division Street, U.S.A. >

Sampson, R. (2013-10-26, The New York Times): It is not news that in many places you'll find affluent suburbs a train track away from impoverished neighborhoods, but the severity and scope that still exists is alarming. The division is widening, fueling cynicism, alienation, and social instability.

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