Jay Walljasper

A writer, editor, speaker, communications strategist, Jay Walljasper chronicles stories from around the world that point us toward a better and more enjoyable future.  He covers a wide variety of topics, with particular specialties in community and urban issues, travel, sustainability, cultural commentary, and the commons.Walljasper is the author of All That We Share: A Field Guide to the Commons (2011), The Great Neighborhood Book (2007) and Visionaries: People and Ideas to Change Your Life (2001).  He is a Senior Associate of Citiscope (Citistates Group’s new non-profit arm), editor of onTheCommons.org, Senior Fellow at Project for Public Spaces, a cities blogger for Shareable,net and a Senior Fellow Augsburg Colleges’ Sabo Center for Citizenship & Learning. He’s done communication projects for the Bikes Belong Foundation, National Geographic Center for Sustainable Insitutions, Rails-to-Trail Conservancy, the McKnight Foundation and The Friends of the Mississippi River.  His experience includes being editorial director and editor of Utne Reader and executive editor of Ode magazine.