Biography

Jay Walljasper is a writer, speaker, and consultant exploring fresh ideas from the fields of urban planning, sustainability, politics, travel, community development, and culture for how to improve people’s lives. He is a senior fellow and editor at onthecommons.org, an organization devoted to restoring an appreciation of common assets to contemporary life, and senior fellow at Project for Public Spaces, a New York-based organization that helps citizens enliven their communities. He was editor of Utne Reader for fifteen years and an editor at Ode magazine for four years.

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In September 2010 I joined a team of latter-day explorers in the Netherlands on a quest to discover what American communities can learn from the Dutch about transforming bicycling in the United States from a largely recreational pastime to an integral part of our transportation system. We were in search of the “27 percent solution”—the […]

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