Where community hubs naturally occur…

She said little on the topic, but Jane Jacobs once commented on where “lively” centres of a community emerge. She advised,

They’re always where there’s a crossing or a convergence. You can’t stop a hub from developing in such a place. You can’t make it develop if you don’t have such a place.

Hubs, she said, emerge at crossroads, where people pass by or gather.

It’s why schools, libraries, neighbourhood and seniors’ centres, faith centres, and even local pubs are grabbing hold of the idea of community hubs. These are the places where people already congregate.

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