Smiles and Social Capital

I came across an interesting post on Keith Harris' Neighbourhoods blog about a local government in Australia that is tracking and publicizing the number of smiles between people passing each other in the streets.

Have You Checked Back In?

Governor Patrick's Public Liaison office is seeking stories of people who have "checked back in" to do something to improve your community.

Immigration & Social Capital

This post on Keith Harris' Neighbourhoods blog is an interesting follow-up to our recent discussion on immigration and social capital. He summarizes research suggesting that bonding social capital among immigrants plays an important role in building the resilience of group members that enables them to participate in broader society.