More than 200 land trusts around the country help struggling families buy their first homes, often in gentrifying neighborhoods.
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New York and San Francisco both suffer from soaring rents and gentrification, despite decades of regulation. How Seattle socialist Kshama Sawant plans to do affordable housing right.
A growing number of cities are investing in co-ops to keep money local and neighborhoods affordable.
Los Angeles is one of few U.S. cities where street trade isn’t widely permitted. But for immigrants and low-income people, it’s often the only way to earn a living.
While megabanks make megabucks, local banks are financing businesses that create jobs and improve our well-being. So why are they disappearing so rapidly?
The Brixton Pound, Koru Kenya, and Mazacoin are all attempting to achieve a common goal: empowering people in a monetarily unequal world, from the bottom up.
A new film asks whether practicing workplace democracy would be easier if our media gave us as many visions of collaboration as they do of competition?
The banking system makes it tough for local businesses to get their hands on startup money. But creative entrepreneurs are finding solutions.
Reading is one of Pennsylvania’s poorest cities. Can its residents turn things around by building a more democratic economy?
From the Deep South to the West Coast, these entrepreneurs are making sure jobs and dollars grow—and stay—in places hardest hit by hurricanes, poverty, and gentrification.
From kitchens that buy and sell locally grown food, to a waste co-op that will return compost to the land, new enterprises are building an integrated food network. It's about local people keeping the wealth of their land at home.