Most Recent Articles - YES!
YES! has a positive solution-oriented focus. We reframe issues, reflect diverse human-scale stories, and offer tools for people to use and to pass along. Here are our most recent articles and blogs.
Honey, I Shrunk the Middle Class
by Meizhu Luiposted May 16, 2005
- The Shrinking American Middle Class by Meizhu Lui - United for a Fair Economy
The American Dream
by Sarah van Gelderposted May 16, 2005
by Annick Smithposted May 16, 2005
- For one woman writer, wilderness provided sanctuary and solace in an unstable world. Preserving this source of the good life meant stepping into the political fray
Students Break Out
by Becky Brun, Brian Edstromposted May 16, 2005
- Alternative spring breaks: These young people experienced adventure, camaraderie, and the satisfaction of making a difference--plus a few surprises
Extreme Makeover: Neighborhood Edition
by David Wannposted May 09, 2005
Five Ways to a Great Place
by Kathy Maddenposted May 09, 2005
- Project for Public Spaces works to create places that attract people. What makes these places work?
The New City Beautiful
by Francesca Lymanposted May 09, 2005
- Vancouver, Seattle, London, and Chicago are getting healthier and more beautiful through "green urbanism."
by Mary Nelsonposted May 09, 2005
- Incorporates a mix of high-density residential, retail and office functions all within easy access of a major transit stop.
Community Land Trusts
by Susan Witt, Merrian Fullerposted May 09, 2005
- CLT's take land out of the speculative market and hold it for farmland, conservation or as sites for housing or businesses.
Community Benefit Agreements
by Laura Josephposted May 09, 2005
- Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) developed "community benefits agreements" to specify benefits to be provided to neighborhoods affected by a particular development.
Cities For All: An Interview with Angela Glover Blackwell
by Sarah van Gelderposted May 09, 2005
- Angela Glover Blackwell is founder and CEO of PolicyLink, a national organization working for economic and social equity. Her work has centered on revitalizing low-income communities and communities of color and public-interest law. She recently co-authored Searching for the Uncommon Common Ground: New Dimensions on Race in America (2002, WW Norton & Co).
Indicator: Students Target Coke
by Krista Canmenzindposted May 05, 2005
- USAS campaign protests Coca Cola human rights violations at Colombian bottling plants
Unocal Settling Suits in Burma
by Lisa Kundratposted May 05, 2005
- Unocal agrees to settle lawsuits in connection with the company's construction of an oil pipeline.
U.S. to Become Net Food Importer
by Doug Pibelposted May 05, 2005
- Figures released at the end of 2004 by the Department of Agriculture showed that in 2005, for the first time in more than 50 years, the U.S. will have no trade surplus in food.
Hybrids as Job Perk
by Katharine Mieszkowskiposted May 05, 2005