Reimagining the Common Good

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What is the Meaning Behind These Categories?

These categories are intended to orient you to the substance of the article and to communicate our framework for understanding the endowments that constitute civic life. This “human ecology” model is at the core of the Thriving Cities Project, a research initiative of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.

The Good

How Friendships Change in Adulthood

Beck identifies and illustrates a problem many of us feel: the difficulty of sustaining healthy friendships in adulthood.
 

By Julie Beck | Vol. 22

The Sustainable

How Our Housing Choices Make Adult Friendships More Difficult

In a response to Beck’s Atlantic piece, Roberts calls for a creative rethinking of our lived environment.
 

By David Roberts | Vol. 22

The Prosperous

Is Overwork Killing You?

This piece highlights another cultural barrier to adult friendships: a tendency toward a totalizing understanding of work.
 

By Gianpiero Petriglieri | Vol. 22

The Good

On Friendship (and Loneliness)

A summary of this week’s pieces, which shed light on the challenge of friendship in our current moment.
 

By Philip Lorish | Vol. 22

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