is an international meeting place for people with a scientific
or professional interest in the study or application of a
sense of community. Our goal is to bring together the myriad of international
scholars and practitioners to advance the work on sense of community
that has been gaining interest and development over the past 50
years, if not longer.
There are many levels one can experience a sense of community (e.g. family, neighborhood, city, nation, or even globally). Research has shown that a sense of community can be experienced without sharing a specific place as well (e.g. ethnic, religious, virtual communities). A sense of community is one of those basic essential human experiences, a perception of one's connection with others, that we need for our well being. While many lament the loss of this sense of community, it is actually alive and well throughout the world. We hope to bring people together through this web site in order to better understand how to develop a sense of community and address its challenges so we can bring about healthy, just, and equitable societies.
About this site. This web site is an opportunity to share your ideas, work, and questions. On this web site you will find a Library to post files or documents of your work or learn about the work of others. The site also has a Discussion Forum to ask questions, assist others, and find opportunities to collaborate. If you haven't used this site before, you may find it helpful to click on the How to Use this Site tab.
Be advised. This site will not be monitored and reviewed regularly. It’s been created to give people the opportunity to organize it and post as they like. We need to ask all members of this community to use good manners, show respect, and understand that postings on this site are the responsibility of the individual providing the information and not the site sponsors. We will do our best to maintain the integrity of this site but we will need your help.