Great Good Places (119)

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People often don't have access to places in their neighborhoods that are outside their home or workplace. People need places where they can feel at home and hang out for extended periods without the need to spend lots of money. Unfortunately there is a scarcity of what Ray Oldenburg calls "great good places" that are convenient and welcoming. In many regions of the world people have forgotten how to "hang out" with friends, a lost art that refreshes the spirit and — sometimes — leads to social action as well. Communities need to ensure that "third places" where anybody in the community is free to go and stay for as long as they want. These places can be cafes, plazas, community centers or simply places with chairs or benches. These locations can be privately owned but they must support the needs of the community for them to serve as genuine third places.

Text: Douglas Schule

Goals to Be Met

1. Buildings

In society, buildings serve as commercial gathering places. It is important to have community places that are outside of home and workplace. So players must reserve 4 spots around the board that remain undeveloped by buildings. These properties can still be owned as a part of a monopoly and be developed with trees.

2. Money

Community spaces also require maintenance. Every time you pass go, you can donate to the Shared Vision Envelope if you wish. $1500 must be donated before a winner can be decided.

3. Trees

Community spaces often include open spaces outdoors. Make sure that the maximum amount of trees (12) are developed on two of the spaces.