'Third places' strengthen community. Here's how we can rebuild them
Third places – communities outside of our homes, schools or workplaces – were impacted by the pandemic.
“These are the places that can try to help rise up the folks that gather there and provide really critical, sometimes life-saving sources and information for communities,” researcher Jessica Finlay says.
How can we rebuild them?
Today, On Point: How the rebuilding of third places can strengthen our communities.
Danielle C. Rhubart, assistant professor of biobehavioral health and demography at Penn State University. Sociologist who studies rural population health, spatial inequality and the structural and social determinants of health.
Jorge González-Hermoso, research associate at the Urban Institute’s Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center.
Danielle Maude Littman, assistant professor at the University of Utah College of Social Work.
Bonnie Tsui, author of “Why We Swim” and “American Chinatown: A People’s History of Five Neighborhoods.”
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