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We Summed Up Our 5-Month Deep Dive Into Cities in One Video

“Life becomes much richer when you live it amongst people.”

Do we make our cities or do our cities make us? Five months ago, we embarked on a journey in collaboration with Ford to answer that question, and found ourselves in conversation with thought leaders from around the globe about the nature of urban life. Since then, we’ve curated a provocative collection of city-inspired videos, billboards, love letters, infographics, and slideshows—and we’ve raised a lot more questions about how to lead meaningful lives in the complicated cities we call home. But from Hong Kong to Baltimore, Dakar to L.A., promising cities everywhere seem to have at least one thing in common: an engaged community. As D.C. photographer Josh Cogan puts it: “Life becomes much richer when you live it amongst people.”

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What Burning Man Can Teach Us About Reinventing Society

Black Rock City, Nevada, the site of the annual weeklong Burning Man event, sets the context for our community’s radical form of creativity.

The world is currently on the cusp of a creative renaissance fueled by technology and human ingenuity. Increasingly, we see new opportunities for personal expression driven by urban planning: spaces for citizen action, the arts, and entrepreneurship. Tech culture has blended with grassroots art culture to form new possibilities. At the heart of this atomic collision is an unlikely force: celebration.

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@GOOD Asks: Should Celebrities Have Greater Protection From the Media? The Community Answers

Coen Warmer thinks it's the other way around: The media should be protected from certain celebrities. Touché. Join the conversation.

Last week on GOOD, Twitter, and Facebook, we asked our friends: Should celebrities have greater protection from the media?

We ask a question to our Twitter and Facebook faithful once a day, so if you’re not yet following @GOOD or a fan, make sure to sign up and participate in the conversation.

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