Strengthening our connections.
Happy Cities for the Global South: Interview with Enrique Peñalosa
by Jay Walljasperposted Jul 02, 2010
- Former Bogotá mayor Enrique Peñalosa is convincing city planners from Beijing to Mexico City to create lively public spaces that center around people and community, not cars.
Better Than Facebook?
by David Bollierposted Jun 30, 2010
- Fed up with Facebook's commercialism, four NYU students have created an open source, peer-to-peer alternative: Diaspora.
The Web as Random Acts of Kindness
posted Jun 22, 2010
- Jonathan Zittrain gives reason to hope for the future of the Internet.
10 Ways Our World is Becoming More Shareable
by Neal Gorenflo, Jeremy Adam Smithposted Jun 22, 2010
- We're sharing more things, more deeply, with more people. Why sharing is the answer to some of today's biggest questions.
Development Redefined: A Holistic Vision in Bangladesh
by Suzanna Finleyposted Jun 17, 2010
- Photo essay: Bangladeshi activists promote development that's rooted in indigenous knowledge and community values.
Weaving A Great Turning: Transition Albany Takes It Step-by-Step
by Pamela O'Malley Changposted Jun 10, 2010
- A follow-up on the efforts to transform a 1.7-square-mile California town into a self-sufficient and resilient community.
Radical Homemaking for the Real World
by Shannon Hayesposted Jun 09, 2010
- Relationships around here are hardly ideal or like-minded. They’re complex. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.
People We Love :: Monica Beemer
by Keith Rutowskiposted May 27, 2010
- Advocating for the homeless
Que Viva el Arte De Regando
posted May 13, 2010
- Andrew Mascareñas' story of the importance of flood irrigating to his family and to the culture of New Mexico.
Building the World We Want: Interview with Mark Lakeman
by Brooke Jarvisposted May 12, 2010
- Interview with the co-founder of the City Repair Project, a Portland group that helps neighbors turn public spaces into gathering places.
The Village Building Convergence
posted May 12, 2010
- Portland, Ore. is the home of the Village Building Convergence, an annual event that draws on the power and creativity of neighbors to build the places they'd like to live.
Neighbors for a New Economy
by Chuck Collinsposted May 05, 2010
- In Greenfield, Mass., a group of neighbors have formed a support group to face their changing world.
Chicago’s $1.3 Million Experiment in Democracy
by Josh Lerner, Megan Wade Antieauposted Apr 20, 2010
- For the first time in the U.S., the city's 49th Ward lets taxpayers directly decide how public money is spent.
Local Economies Close the Distance Between Us
by Stacy Mitchellposted Apr 13, 2010
- But our city planning policies are rigged against them. How can we support neighborhood businesses that slow the pace of life and encourage people to get to know each other?
Yard for Share: My Hyperlocavore Garden
by Pamela O'Malley Changposted Apr 13, 2010
- When the internet connects gardeners with available land, surprising things can happen.