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.

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On Measurement & Facts

With so many powerful tools for collecting and disseminating data, how should we decide what to pay attention to?

By Philip Lorish | Vol. 81

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How to Overcome Political Irrationality about Facts

Khazan explains the phenomenon of “politically motivated reasoning,” which can cause us to abandon reasoning altogether.

By Olga Khazan | Vol. 81

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The Complex Relationship Between Data and Cities

Well-known urbanist Richard Florida helpfully sorts the multiple uses of big data in cities, showing the new possibilities available to policymakers.

By Richard Florida | Vol. 81

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Indicator Explorer

This newly launched web app is a powerful tool for visualizing which measurements of a community’s health are backed by the strongest academic research.

By Thriving Cities | Vol. 81

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