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50 Examples of Community

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A community is social group that are bound together by geography, profession, lifestyle, circumstances, believe or interests. The following are illustrative examples.
Architecture
Arts
Cafes
Civil engagement
Comadery
Communication
Community centers
Culture
Daycares
Emergency services
Events
Families
Fashions
Festivals
Gardens
Gyms
Heritage
Historical landmarks
Hospitals
Housing
Jobs and economy
Language
Leaders
Libraries
Local businesses
Local government
Local politics
Markets
Museums
Myths
Neighborhoods
Nightlife
Norms
Parades
Parks
Pastimes
Political activism
Public space
Public transportation
Recreation facilities
Restaurants
Safety
Schools
Security
Social services
Sports
Stories
Street art
Streets
Swimming pools
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Sense of Place

The term community is primarily associated with social interaction that occurs in a physical or digital place. For example, the social interactions between neighbors or people who live in the same town. This gives a place character and gives people a sense of place. As such, the design of cities and towns to include attractive public spaces tends to create a sense of community amongst locals.

Civility

People treat each other with respect in a community and try to resolve disagreements in a reasonable way according to the norms of the prevailing culture.

Solidarity

The ability of a community to identify shared goals and values and to unify to work towards a common purpose.

Celebration

Communities find an excuse to get together and celebrate life and culture.

Social Status

Social status is respect that is earned in a community. This differs greatly from one community to another. Where one community may respect behavior that is in line with norms or ideals another may respect unbridled individuality and coolness.

Shared Experience

Doing things as a group that are enjoyable such as play, risk taking and fulfilling work. In many cases, individuals who take few risks alone are happy to do so in the context of community.

Empathy

Members of a community may demonstrate sympathy and empathy for each other.

Chance Encounters

A community is a place where you might run into people you know or meet new people. For example, a neighborhood with a play street that encourages neighbors to meet and enjoy recreation.

Socialization

Communities provide an opportunity to interact and learn how to get along with others in the context of a culture. This allows an individual to build social skills and cultural capital.

Identity

An individual may view their community memberships as an element of their identity.

Cosmopolitanism

A community can be based on perceptions of shared identity. Alternatively, it can be based on a celebration of differences. For example, cosmopolitanism is an embrace of culture and community at the global level based on shared interests or pursuits.

Membership

A community provides a sense of social inclusion and membership. An individual may belong to many communities based on their neighborhood, city, profession, interests, lifestyle, beliefs, circumstances and aspects of their identity.

Participation

A community may offer activities, events and projects that give members an outlet for their energies.

Information Exchange

A chance to communicate and to learn from others. In many cases, a community is key to the development and sharing of domain specific and situated knowledge.

Political Participation

The process by which a community shapes its own politics.

Personal Fulfillment

Communities fulfill human needs in areas such as social connectedness and sense of purpose.

Giving

Opportunities to give into something that you believe in. It is common for people to have a strong desire to give back to a community that has benefited them.

Notes

The original meaning of the term community is a social group that live in close proximity to each other such as the members of a neighborhood or town. This was commonly used as an analogy to describe other social groups until the term lost its original meaning to become a broad term for any social group.
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A social group that are bound together by geography, profession, lifestyle, circumstances, believe or interests.
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