Can the Aftermath of Disaster Be Beautiful?
by Anne ThomasAug 11, 2011
- A letter from a Sendai teacher describes the strange and “magnificent” community that survived last spring’s devastating earthquake.
Saying Goodbye to the Post Office
by Shannon HayesAug 09, 2011
- Thousands of small-town post offices are on notice for closure. Radical homemaker Shannon Hayes on what that will mean for the communities who love them.
Smart Transit By Choice
by Richard ConlinAug 05, 2011
- Richard Conlin: Green urban travel shouldn’t be about guilt trips or prohibition, but about making the good choices easy.
Aug 01, 2011
- VERA Project took on Seattle's youth music wasteland to create lasting opportunities for young artists.
What the Outside Can Do for the Inside
by Stuart Glascock, Paige Grant, Chris HannJul 29, 2011
- Family, community, and the world of ideas help prisoners cope and prepare for life after incarceration. Eight outreach programs that make a difference.
The American Dream, Reloaded
Jul 20, 2011
- It's happening: The movement to rebuild the dream means owning our stories about how it went wrong—and finding our own ways to make it right.
Detroit: A New American Frontier
by Aaron M. RennJul 20, 2011
- For those seeking out an alternative vision of urban success, with new and innovative ideas about what the city of tomorrow should be, Detroit may offer the ultimate arena.
“God is What Happens When Humanity is Connected”
Jul 19, 2011
- Jim Gilliam: Why the Internet is my religion.
To Save Our Cities, Put Children First
by Jason F. McLennanJul 13, 2011
- What’s the universal design principle that can make our cities great? Kid-friendliness, says architect Jason McLennan.
Righting Wrongs the Maori Way
by Allan MacRae, Howard ZehrJul 08, 2011
- Instead of prison, New Zealand chooses restorative justice and community problem-solving.
White Roofs Project Helps NYC Beat The Heat
by Beth BuczynskiJul 06, 2011
- New York activists are on a mission to paint the Big Apple (and then the rest of the country) white to reduce energy waste.
School of Second Chances
by Carol EstesJul 01, 2011
- Inmates who get an education are less likely to reoffend when they're released. So why are prison education programs getting cut?
Rehabilitation, Not Punishment: A Better Solution to Crime
Jun 29, 2011
- Video: Sarah van Gelder, co-founder and executive editor of YES! Magazine, discusses the innovative approach to crime used in Hawaii’s only women’s prison.
A Simple Idea to Transform the Life of Our Cities
by Jay WalljasperJun 27, 2011
- Even a short stretch of car-free pavement empowers pedestrians to realize the road belongs to them, too
Recipes for Recovery
by James TracyJun 24, 2011
- Ex-cons show each other the way out at San Francisco's Delancey Street.