Reimagining the Common Good


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

We Are Hopelessly Hooked

A review of four recent books that track the effects of our addiction to handheld devices and online interactions.

By Jacob Weisberg | Vol. 35

The Beautiful

Marilynne Robinson: The Art of Fiction

This 2008 interview highlights the deep self-understanding of one of America’s greatest living writers.

By Sarah Fay | Vol. 35

The Sustainable

Can Wall Street Solve the Water Crisis in the West?

The American West’s water supply is struggling to keep up population growth. Wall Street has a plan—but is it a good one?

By Abrahm Lustgarten | Vol. 35


The True

Catching Up with Old Friends

This week we bring you three long-form articles either on topics we’ve addressed before or by authors we’d like to commend.

By Philip Lorish | Vol. 35

Thank you for your interest in New City Commons.

117 4th St NE
Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 533-0622

Request more information:

Please complete the highlighted fields.