Jay Walljasper

Writer, consultant and speaker on creating great communities.

An award-winning writer, Jay Walljasper chronicles stories from around the world that point us toward a greener, more equitable and more enjoyable future. His focus goes beyond today’s headlines to discover the surprising real life going on all around us, and to highlight everyday people who are making a difference in the world. Jay is the author of The Great NeighborhoodAmerica’s Walking Renaissance; Book; All That We Share: A Field Guide to the Commons and the e-book How to Design the World for Happiness. He is Urban-Writer in Residence at Augsburg College in Minneapolis and a Senior Fellow at Project for Public Spaces as well as a consultant on creating great communities and communications strategy. He was editor of Utne Reader magazine for 15 years, and a contributing editor of National Geographic Traveler. Find out more at his website