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.
In Praise of Vacant Lots
by Jay WalljasperJul 05, 2012
- Jay Walljasper on why “profitable economic function” is sometimes less valuable than empty space.
One More Benefit of Local Food
by Shannon HayesJun 28, 2012
- A farmer sings the praises of having non-farmers close at hand.
How I Found Bliss in a Creaky Old Rental
by Corbyn HightowerJun 26, 2012
- Corbyn Hightower and her family moved from affluence to poverty—and into a "funky, junky" house that's been the happiest move of their lives.
Barrio Defense: How Arizona’s Immigrants are Standing Up to SB 1070
by B. LoeweJun 21, 2012
- Beyond the Supreme Court: For immigrant communities in Arizona and beyond, the struggle against draconian laws begins at home.
10 Ways To Love Where You Live
by Ross ChapinJun 14, 2012
- How to build community here and now—because neighborhoods are more than houses in proximity.
From Gangs to Gardens: How Community Agriculture Transformed Quesada Avenue
by Katherine GustafsonMay 30, 2012
- Ten years ago, the residents of the crime-ridden neighborhood started planting gardens—and everything changed.
Lessons for Building Lively Local Economies
by Grace BoggsMay 29, 2012
- Grace Boggs on what she learned at the 2012 BALLE conference.
We’ve Got Some Big Houses—That We Could Share
by Doug PibelMay 24, 2012
- Just 60 years ago, the average American had 291 square feet of living space. Now it’s close to 1,000 square feet. Have we changed our needs that much? Or just our wants?
Real Homes: Small, Frugal, and Green
by Doug PibelMay 23, 2012
- With 5 million houses in foreclosure, we are rediscovering that living sustainably includes living affordably.
6 Ideas for Sensible Homes
by Heidi BruceMay 09, 2012
- Small, supportive, affordable, recycled—and you can build your own.