Concerned neighbors are a common bane of urban beekeepers. But there are ways to sweeten the deal for them.
After getting mad at her daughter for handing hard earned money to a street performer, "Radical Homemaker" Shannon Hayes considers what musicians bring to the local economy.
A program called the Walking School Bus provides kids an easy way to get regular exercise while getting to know their neighborhood.
Our political process, Robert Jensen reminds us, begins with conversation.
It's easier to be hopeful about our individual futures than our collective ones because we have more control over them. But the two are inextricably linked.
Meet the urban cousin of a traditional barn raising: community members working together to build DIY greenhouses.
The Swahili word "madaraka" means "self-realization." The festival bearing that name seeks to empower youth to create positive change in their own lives, their communities, and the world.
Recent studies suggest that coal mining affects the health of everyone who lives nearby—not just those who work in the mines.
The Zapatistas are still running their own schools and hospitals, raising new generations, and carrying on a dialogue with the outside world that has enriched both sides.
New studies show that people with deep roots in the place where they live are better equipped to handle upheavals of the type that come with climate change.
The city is home to more than 40,000 vacant properties. Now neighborhoods are hoping a new public entity can help them bounce back from the post-industrial blues.