Jay Walljasper

Jay Walljasper is an award-winning writer
who has reported on a wide range of topics from urban issues and
sustainability to music and travel. He is the author of the What We Share: A Field Guide to the Commons (2010), The Great Neighborhood Book (2007), and Visionaries: People and Ideas to Change Your Life (2001). His freelance writing can be read in publications such as Shambhala Sun, Ode, Mother Jones, YES!, Utne Reader and National Geographic Traveler.
Jay speaks internationally to academic, business and citizen groups. He
has written the annual report for Friends of the Mississippi River, a
Rockefeller Foundation-funded report on the Coalition for Livable Future
in Portland and the annual essay for the Finger Lakes Environmental
Film Festival. He’s been deeply involved in developing publicity, media
and publishing efforts for On The Commons and Project for Public Spaces.