In a grow-together-or-grow-apart world, we’re growing apart. And it’s not sustainable. For our health, for our planet, for our economy. We need a Mode Shift. A shift in our thinking. A shift that points us back towards connecting to the things that we care about. To nature, to our health and well being, to each other.
Welcome to Mode Shift: Move Together - a living, breathing online hub that both captures and accelerates quality of place choices that foster community connectedness throughout Southeast Michigan.
Are we talking about shifting your mode of transportation? In large part, yes. How we get around, after all –– whether by bike, car, foot or skateboard –– tells us a lot about how connected we are. But it’s grander than that. It’s about thoughtfully building a sense of place that values bumping into your neighbor over convenience, healthy legs over a hefty stomach, green parks over grey parking lots.
In the end, all things point to a connected place as the kind of place people want to be, so you can throw in a healthy economy, too.
News and Resources for Our Community
Powered by the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Mode Shift offers valuable news and information on topics ranging from urban planning and public health, to street design, biking safety, social equality issues, and transportation legislation, while providing a Take Action Toolkit that allows site visitors and members to directly connect with each other and take specific actions to impact the communities in which they live.
The site offers stories written by its own team of journalists and local bloggers, and provides a conduit for members of the community who join the site to tell their stories.
Throughout the site, there are numerous opportunities to interact with its features and other members of the site, via interactive polls, joining groups of interest or creating groups, commenting, the ability to create and promote events on the community calendar, and more.
Each story offers a call to action, and provides ample platform for readers and site members to comment and discuss the issues at hand, or to get involved in addressing issues that matter most to them.
Mode Shift: Move Together is jointly funded by the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and the Knight Foundation, as part of the Knight Foundation,s Community Information Challenge.