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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 Lui
The Shrinking American Middle Class by Meizhu Lui - United for a Fair Economy
The American Dream
by Sarah van Gelder
Staying Wild: How the Wilderness Act Changed My Life Staying Wild: How the Wilderness Act Changed My Life
by Annick Smith
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 Edstrom
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 Wann
Five Ways to a Great Place Five Ways to a Great Place
by Kathy Madden
Project for Public Spaces works to create places that attract people. What makes these places work?
The New City Beautiful The New City Beautiful
by Francesca Lyman
Vancouver, Seattle, London, and Chicago are getting healthier and more beautiful through "green urbanism."
Transit-Oriented Development
by Mary Nelson
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 Fuller
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 Joseph
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 Cities For All: An Interview with Angela Glover Blackwell
by Sarah van Gelder
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 Canmenzind
USAS campaign protests Coca Cola human rights violations at Colombian bottling plants
Unocal Settling Suits in Burma
by Lisa Kundrat
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 Pibel
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 Mieszkowski
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