Strangers Become Family at This Multigenerational Housing Project
by Kim EckartSep 25, 2016
- A unique affordable-housing community supports both foster families and elders who might be looking for a few extra grandchildren.
The Other Housing Crisis: Finding a Home in Rural America
by Melissa HellmannSep 22, 2016
- Thirty percent of rural Americans have substandard housing—and it’s expensive. But these communities are finding ways to give low-income residents homes of their own.
A Mom’s Plea for Library Books Brought in 15,000—And Transformed Her Small Town
by Jane Braxton LittleSep 19, 2016
- Lit lovers from all over the country—including authors Sherman Alexie and Neil Gaiman—sent books to reopen the rural school library.
Sorry, Trump: So Many Reasons to Welcome Immigrants
by Manuel Pastor, Magaly N. LopezSep 15, 2016
- Why cities across the country are rejecting xenophobia: They know the economic and social value of newcomers.
Thinking of Moving? Why Staying Put Could Make You Happier
by Kira M. NewmanAug 08, 2016
- A new book explores what it means to settle down and love where you live.
Celebrate the Urban Wilderness Right Where You Live
by Shelley McEuenJul 18, 2016
- Throughout the country there are revitalization efforts to bring back to life long-neglected urban wild areas.
Three Things That Matter Most in Youth and Old Age
by Nancy HillJul 18, 2016
- A photographer explores what’s important when you’ve lived fewer than seven years or more than seven decades.
More Diversity in the Workforce Starts With Education
by Lornet TurnbullJul 14, 2016
- A Seattle-area school aims to better prepare Black and Latino students for careers in math and science through its unique program.
Germany Announces Revolutionary Bike Highway
by Kelly McCartneyJul 13, 2016
- The country will soon unveil a massive bike path linking 10 cities and four universities within its borders.
Zuni Tribe Returns to Sacred Ceremony to Strengthen Community
by Michael J. DaxJun 06, 2016
- The Southwest tribe is rebuilding sacred buildings critical for teaching Zuni youth the pueblo’s core values of community and devotion to collective prosperity.
I Was Supposed to Be Pretty, Feminine, Nice, and Straight
by Raye StoeveJun 01, 2016
- From a very early age, I had a sense of being gendered by the world. But I don’t feel like a woman or a man.
Spending Money on Others Can Lower Your Blood Pressure
by Elizabeth HopperMay 12, 2016
- Research shows that giving money away may be as good for your blood pressure as exercise and a healthy diet.
After a Century In Decline, Black Farmers Are Back And On the Rise
by Leah PennimanMay 05, 2016
- These Black farmers don’t stop at healthy food. They’re healing trauma, instilling collective values, and changing the way their communities think about the land.
Retrofitting Suburbia: Communities Innovate Their Way Out of Sprawl
by Erin SagenApr 25, 2016
- The future for suburbanites, who now have twice the carbon footprint of city dwellers, seems to be pointing backward to pre-automobile, train-based living.
The Future of Libraries Is Bigger Than Books
by Cat JohnsonApr 16, 2016
- Modern libraries are essential in underserved communities as places where everyone is welcome to gather, work, borrow materials, or just spend time.