Tag Archives | social capital

Chart of the Day: Time Spent versus Age

Here’s a set of charts from Quartz (via Kottke) that shows how people spend time during different “ages” of their life. It pretty much speaks for itself: The Quartz analysis is kind of light, but they do have this to say about the solitude trend: Hours spent in the company of children, friends, and extended […]

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Here to There Episodes 7 (SOCIAL COHESION | circulator) & 8 (ACCESSIBILITY | wheelchair)

After a brief hiatus, Here to There is back with two new episodes. In episode 7, we take on the complex issue of social cohesion and the ways in which mobility and transportation impact the ability of individuals or groups to thrive as members of society. In the first half of the episode, we join […]

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Where Have All the Masons Gone?

The quality of masonry in the built environment has dropped significantly in the past century. I would like to blame this on the rise of the Anti-Masonic Party and William Wirt, unfortunately for my desire for a tidy history, that was in 1832, and preceded the decline of masonry by about a century. Furthermore, freemasonry and stonemasonry in practice are not terribly […]

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Chart of the Day: Percent of US Who Spend Time with Neighbors

Getting to know your neighbors is a bit of a cliché these days, it seems. Here’s a chart from a recent Citylab article about how many people actually know their neighbors:   Here’s what the article says about the trend: “There used to be this necessity to reach out and build bonds with people who […]

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