“Modified Social Benches”: An Experiment in Outdoor Socializing
by Cat JohnsonMay 13, 2013
- An installation of creatively shaped benches in Belgium pushes the edge of urban sit-ability.
Love Your Books? 4 Ways to Share Them With Others
by Fabien Tepper, Signe PredmoreApr 22, 2013
- From mobile libraries to tiny libraries, how to get others to read the books you love.
For Thriving Public Spaces, Just Add Seating
by Jonathan RoweMar 21, 2013
- Could it be as simple as that? Author Jonathan Rowe thought so, and tried it out in his own hometown.
An Oasis of Community and Support for Latina Moms
by Sena ChristianFeb 15, 2013
- In California, many Latina moms find themselves cut off by domestic responsibilities and language barriers. But with the help of trusted mentors, they’re learning new skills and strengthening their support networks.
Green Housing: In Buffalo, It's Not Just for Rich People Anymore
by Mark Andrew BoyerFeb 15, 2013
- Can we build sustainable housing that's affordable, too? The city of Buffalo did, and created a community jobs pipeline in the process. Here's what can happen when neighborhoods take the lead.
Oakland Youth Swap Fast Food for Fresh Food
by YES! online staffFeb 12, 2013
- Video: A group of young people in West Oakland are taking control of what they eat and using pedal power to bring local groceries to produce-strapped communities.
People We Love: David Feld
by Fabien TepperFeb 07, 2013
- Designing nonviolent ways for humans and animals to live in harmony—in the city.
People We Love: Leia Lewis Henderson
by Laura BeansFeb 07, 2013
- Nurturing African-American culture through gardening.
Food or Ethanol? Why Farmers Shouldn’t Give in to Monocrops
by Shannon HayesJan 25, 2013
- It’s a good time to be in farming if you like to grow corn. It’s a tough time if you see yourself as a steward of the land. Shannon Hayes on why growers pressured by corn-heavy markets should hold out for crops that nourish the Earth.
Tomorrow, We March on Washington to End the Gun Violence
by Rev. Jacqui LewisJan 25, 2013
- Twenty-two times more children have been killed by guns since 1979 than military personnel in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars combined. Rev. Jacqui Lewis on why all of us—from clergy to factory workers—must not be too sad, too busy, or too afraid to say, enough.
What India Taught Me About How to End Hunger
by Frances Moore LappeJan 25, 2013
- Back in the ’60s, Frances Moore Lappé realized that hunger is caused by a scarcity of democracy, not food. Then, a collective of courageous women farmers showed her how to change that.
To Follow in MLK’s Footsteps, Join the Fight against Foreclosure
by Lester SpenceJan 21, 2013
- How can today’s Civil Rights leaders follow in the tradition of MLK? Lester Spence argues that foreclosures are the issue and the church may just be the solution.
What Would a Down-to-Earth Economy Look Like?
by David KortenJan 17, 2013
- How did we end up with Wall Street when models for a healthy economy are all around us?
Book Review: Inside Will Allen’s Good Food Revolution
by Laura KaliebeJan 16, 2013
- Like growing vegetables from seed to harvest, overhauling the country's food system takes time.
10 Things Science Taught Us About Happiness in 2012
by Jason Marsh, Lauren Klein, Jeremy Adam SmithJan 04, 2013
- Last year’s most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings on the science of living a meaningful life.