Happiness

The Web as Random Acts of Kindness
Jonathan Zittrain gives reason to hope for the future of the Internet.
Development Redefined: A Holistic Vision in Bangladesh
by Suzanna Finley
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 Chang
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 Hayes
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 Rutowski
Advocating for the homeless
Que Viva el Arte De Regando
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 Jarvis
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
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 Collins
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 Antieau
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 Mitchell
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 Chang
When the internet connects gardeners with available land, surprising things can happen.
People We Love :: Carol Beckley
by Kim Eckart
Cultivating a rural community.
People We Love :: Ricardo Navarro
by Ashlee Green
Choosing a sustainable path.
No Car, No Problem
by Orion Kriegman
Car-free living not only cuts back on your greenhouse gas emissions. It also builds local community, brings families closer together, and helps support local economies.