To Change Our Direction, It’s Time to Follow Nature’s Lead
by Sarah van GelderNov 19, 2012
- It takes humility to recognize that what we’ve called progress isn’t always for the better. Sometimes nature’s original idea was a better one.
Want to Fight Climate Change? Start by Turning to Your Neighbors
by Chuck CollinsNov 15, 2012
- History is full of cases where the people got active on the big problems of their day by forming affinity groups of 10 to 20 individuals. These groups provide energy, organization, and even psychological support.
Photo Essay: 20 of the World’s Best Public Spaces
by Jay WalljasperNov 12, 2012
- Public spaces can be anything from a lush urban park to a subway station, but all of them offer a free place to enjoy the company of friends, family, and strangers.
What Climate-Driven Hurricane Sandy Teaches about Cooperation
by Sarah van GelderNov 01, 2012
- It’s 3 a.m. and the wind’s howling. Do you know your neighbors?
How 5 New Orleans Communities Rebuilt Home in the Wake of Katrina
by Natalie PompilioOct 29, 2012
- Book review: Tom Wooten’s “We Shall Not Be Moved” follows leaders in five different post-hurricane neighborhoods, showing that New Orleanians are a unique breed, deeply loyal to their sometimes infuriating, often insane, and never imitated hometown.
The City is Our Canvas: A Bay Area Tour, in Murals
Oct 24, 2012
- From the alleys of San Francisco to the streets of West Oakland, murals are cropping up throughout the Bay Area with themes as diverse as the artists who paint them.
At Oakland’s Abandoned Army Base, a Jobs Plan Brings Hope to Locals
by Mark Andrew BoyerOct 22, 2012
- A new $1 billion plan to turn a vacant base into a shipping and logistics center will create thousands of jobs for the Oakland residents who need them most.
6 Ways Communities Put Health First
by Stuart GlascockOct 11, 2012
- From play space for kids to AIDS activism: the fight against disease goes grassroots.
Detroit’s Good Food Cure
by Larry GabrielSep 06, 2012
- What happens when the Motor City transforms itself into the capital of grow-your-own food?
In Yoga, Better Breathing Through ... Beatboxing?
by Lauren HardyAug 13, 2012
- Video: Can the offbeat fusion of acoustic guitar and electronic loops help you breathe your way to better movement?
Happiness Comes From Respect, Not Riches
by Stacey KennellyAug 03, 2012
- A series of studies shows that wealth doesn’t make us happier—but the respect of others does.
Aug 01, 2012
- How one photographer captured the continent from the sky—with a fan strapped to his back.
Carbon Neutrality: It’s Technically Possible
by Richard ConlinJul 25, 2012
- The technology to achieve carbon neutrality exists, or could in the near future. What has to happen to put those capabilities in play?
Life Is Easier With Friends Next Door
by Sven EberleinJul 16, 2012
- Feeling a need for community? Cohousing can provide affordable space and neighbors to share it with.
How I Learned to Love My Hometown
by Mindy Fullilove, Molly Rose KaufmanJul 09, 2012
- A sense of history and community tugged at the heart of Mindy Fullilove and pulled her back to the Jersey home she’d forsaken.