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30 characteristics of flourishing communities

Updated: Mar 15

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Eudamonia, or human flourishing, has since ancient times been the goal of community building. Simply put, if we follow the Golden Rule, our community will flourish.

Count the characteristics. Is your community divided? Or is your community flourishing? Where does your community lie on the spectrum? What is your community score out of 30?

(Above characteristics adapted from the Pew Partnership for Civic Change)


Today was the first day of this season's cohort Resilient Civic Leadership: Compassionate Integrity Training for Civic Leaders. This unique group of civic leaders shared their vision for the "ideal community culture". Here are some of the characteristics they shared:

For more on the journey to flourishing community culture, check out Save Your City, which includes a poster Roadmap to Renewing Civic Culture.

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