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Community

Strengthening our connections.

Fallen Fruit Fallen Fruit
Video: Sharing knowledge with the community, Fallen Fruit provides maps for locals to make use of public fruit trees.
L.A. Eco-Village L.A. Eco-Village
Video: Urban ecovillages work to strengthen communities and bring neighbors, art, and environmental action together.
Score and Swap, For Free! Score and Swap, For Free!
Wish there was a store where everything was free? New York's latest pop-up swap, Score!, has the answer.
Sticking Together in Tough Times Sticking Together in Tough Times
by Chuck Collins
With more workers facing long-term joblessness, the unemployed are working together for change.
A Different Kind of Ownership Society A Different Kind of Ownership Society
by Marjorie Kelly, Shanna Ratner
Innovative strategies for cooperative local ownership make it possible for prosperity to be shared as well as sustainable.
When Couches Become Communities When Couches Become Communities
by David Bollier
Venturesome travelers are using the web—and the couches of strangers—to create an international gift economy of hospitality.
More Than A Mantra: “We’re All in This Together” More Than A Mantra: “We’re All in This Together”
by Margaret Wheatley
Even in this fractured time, we can find strength in solidarity.
How to Share a Waffle How to Share a Waffle
by Abby Quillen
Bartering for your breakfast: One step closer to a local economy?
How to Share Time How to Share Time
by Mira Luna
When dollars are scarce, timebanks help neighbors swap skills, instead.
Why Power Is Not a Dirty Word Why Power Is Not a Dirty Word
by Frances Moore Lappé
Frances Moore Lappé looks at redefining power and taking it back.
Happy Cities for the Global South: Interview with Enrique Peñalosa Happy Cities for the Global South: Interview with Enrique Peñalosa
by Jay Walljasper
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? Better Than Facebook?
by David Bollier
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 The Web as Random Acts of Kindness
Jonathan Zittrain gives reason to hope for the future of the Internet.
10 Ways Our World is Becoming More Shareable 10 Ways Our World is Becoming More Shareable
by Neal Gorenflo, Jeremy Adam Smith
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 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.
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