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Five Ways to a Great Place Five Ways to a Great Place
by Kathy Madden
Project for Public Spaces works to create places that attract people. What makes these places work?
The New City Beautiful The New City Beautiful
by Francesca Lyman
Vancouver, Seattle, London, and Chicago are getting healthier and more beautiful through "green urbanism."
Cities For All: An Interview with Angela Glover Blackwell Cities For All: An Interview with Angela Glover Blackwell
by Sarah van Gelder
Angela Glover Blackwell is founder and CEO of PolicyLink, a national organization working for economic and social equity. Her work has centered on revitalizing low-income communities and communities of color and public-interest law. She recently co-authored Searching for the Uncommon Common Ground: New Dimensions on Race in America (2002, WW Norton & Co).
The Lost Art of Dropping By The Lost Art of Dropping By
by Patrisia Gonzales
The Lost Art of Dropping By by Patrisia Gonzales - creating neighborliness.
September Is For Democracy
by Michelle Burkhart
How to preserve democracy—coming to a library near you.
Detroit Renaissance
by Shawn Rhea
the story of a grassroots effort to renew a post-industrial city. AC3T, Boggs Center, Detroit summer, Adamah, Grace Boggs, Cass Corridor Food Cooperative, Romanowski Park.
Readers Take Action
A Victory in Argentina, Bicycle Messengers, Clean Elections Coming, Getting Active
India's Dawn
by Rachel Milanez
India's Dawn by Rachel Milanez - Auroville reforestation and water management
The Big Promise of the Small
by Carolyn McConnell
How a Namibian beetle, drip irrigation, clay pots and a child's seesaw help overcome water scarcity
Young People And Their Watershed
by Diane Galusha
Catskill Watershed Corporation funds a student project to prevent erosion and preserve water quality
Karen Charman: A Sewer Becomes a Water Park
by Karen Charman
A floating ecological living machine--a gorgeous botanical garden--is restoring open sewage canals in Fuzhou, China
Readers Take Action in Iraq
An Open Letter to a Neighbor, We All Have Family in Iraq, Peace is Possible
Kids And Chemicals
by Elizabeth Guillette
In one village, kids grew up normally, but nearby, children had trouble catching a ball, drawing a picture, remembering a color. What made the difference?
Seeds of Justice, Seeds of Hope
by Anna Marie Carter
"The Seed Lady of Watts" is getting fresh food into an area better known for its toxics and poverty
Urban Peacemaker
Nane Alexandrez returned from Vietnam to a community struggling with drugs, violence, and poverty. Determined to reach young people with alternatives to violence, he started Barrios Unidos. but to succeed, he found he had to confront his own addiction.
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