|Re: Revival of communities: Robert Putnam||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Hans Tilstra (tilstrasmartchat.net.au)|
|Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2001 22:17:01 -0700 (MST)|
If, like me, you are interested in the link between health & community (eg. "As a risk factor for death, social isolation is as big a risk factor for death as smoking."). Prof Putnam said there were a number of things governments could do, including looking at town planning. "Suburbanisation is very bad for connectiveness for example because it increases social isolation," he said. Here are two weblinks: http://www.vgovt.com.au/Article/Display/1,4242,745,00.html http://www.bowlingalone.com/ :-) Hans Tilstra tilstra [at] smartchat.net.au _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: http://www.communityforum.net/mailman/listinfo/cohousing-l
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