Wow, there was a lot happening in the social capital world this week! Granted, our mission has us interested in a wide range of subject areas; but this week seemed particularly chock-full of relevant stories and studies. So I'm going to start early on my resolution to blog more regularly, and recap the top stories I came across this week.
Walkable Cities & Social Capital A recent University of New Hampshire study found that more walkable cities have higher social capital--this article recaps the study nicely. I suppose it's no big surprise that walking around one's neighborhood would build social capital--greeting familiar faces and maybe even stopping to chat. However, it's always nice to have our guesses confirmed with data! Those of us in the Boston area can thus take heart that placing high on the list of most walkable cities--it's good for our social capital and our health! Read more