The Good Life? It’s Close to Home
by John McKnight and Peter Block
Rebuilding families and neighborhoods around the gifts each of us offers.
5 Questions to Awaken Your Functional Family
by John McKnight and Peter Block
The path to restoring function to the family in a citizen society, not a consumer society, is quite simple. It begins with five questions.
Portland, Maine: Swapping Ditch-Digging for Legal Services
Video: David Brancaccio spends some time at Hour Exchange Portland.
All That We Share
by Jay Walljasper
Welcome to a new kind of movement—one that reshapes how we think about ownership and cooperation.
Rewriting Education for the Real World
Video: The Environmental Charter High School is making an impact on students, the community, and the planet.
Bellingham, Washington: Good Jobs, Locally Grown
Video: How this close-knit community is keeping jobs close to home.
Finding Rootedness in the Age of Vulnerability
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
In an increasingly vulnerable world, we’re searching for rooted communities—and what we can learn from them.
Freer, Messier, Happier
by Jeremy Adam Smith
These days, moms, dads, kids, grandmas—even neighbors—are sharing the work of family.
The Child We Never Had
by Wendy Call
Co-parenting lets friends and community share the load and rewards of raising children.
Relearning the Skills of Community
by Sarah Byrnes
How members of Common Security Clubs help each other relearn how to live in community.
Cycle City, USA
by Jay Walljasper
How Portland plans to become the first world-class bike city in America.
When Crop Mobs Take Over
by Tina Chadwick
In Atlanta, city slickers have found a way to give back to the farms that feed them.
Building Community: An Economic Approach
by David Korten with David Brancaccio
David Korten: What economic transformation has to do with building stronger, happier communities.
Humanity, in Photos
Photo Essay: A celebration of friendship, family, love, and laughter.
Can Small Group Organizing Save the Country?
by Sarah Byrnes
Without the support of others, we get drained, we burn out, we sit out elections, or we vote our fears. With it, we can make real change.