If we want to build new types of inspiring neighbourhoods, that improve the lives of everyone living there, we need all the creativity and energy we can get.
The problem, we discovered, is not that people don't want to participate regularly or live more sustainably ... because they do.
And the problem is not a lack of exciting new project ideas ... because there are 100s of brilliant ideas.
So we asked the question --- > If people want to live this way, why isn't everyone participating, everywhere, every day?
The answer turned out to be simple: there aren't enough existing opportunities to participate in practical and sociable activities, that build neighbourhoods together as equals, and that fit within the fabric of everyday life.