Civic Nature stands for urban habitats and inhabitants, along with a sense of responsibility for the public realm. We find inspiration in thinking of the earth as one city, which thrives via mutual support across borders.
Responsibility for the public realm includes recognizing the many links between rural, urban, local, and global phenomena, seeing problems that don’t seem to affect us directly as our own. It means sharing experience and ideas to continuously improve the world around us, making it a comfortable home.
Mutual support requires open exchange of accurate information, which is especially difficult at the international level. Aside from language barriers, there are disinformation campaigns and other attempts at influence that undermine public well-being. It is also difficult to understand other parts of the world in depth.
Quality information should be freely accessible so we can all view situations clearly from different perspectives. It should evolve as new information arises, becoming more accurate through careful review by others. In pursuit of these ideals, we’re developing a site where people can share carefully documented articles related to the public realm. A simple prototype is available at Polis International.
Our identity is inclusive and in process. Who we are is what we do, and how others are doing is how we’re doing. We see everyone as vital parts of civic nature and an international polis. Contact us at any time with questions or other thoughts.