Bartering for your breakfast: One step closer to a local economy?
When dollars are scarce, timebanks help neighbors swap skills, instead.
Frances Moore Lappé looks at redefining power and taking it back.
Former Bogotá mayor Enrique Peñalosa is convincing city planners from Beijing to Mexico City to create lively public spaces that center around people and community, not cars.
Fed up with Facebook's commercialism, four NYU students have created an open source, peer-to-peer alternative: Diaspora.
We’re sharing more things, more deeply, with more people. Why sharing is the answer to some of today’s biggest questions.
Jonathan Zittrain gives reason to hope for the future of the Internet.
Photo essay: Bangladeshi activists promote development that's rooted in indigenous knowledge and community values.
Home is built where we are, not around an idealized community of like-minded people. Shannon Hayes on why she wouldn’t want it any other way.
Advocating for the homeless
Interview with the co-founder of the City Repair Project, a Portland group that helps neighbors turn public spaces into gathering places.
Portland, Ore. is the home of the Village Building Convergence, an annual event that draws on the power and creativity of neighbors to build the places they'd like to live.
Building a new economy is tough. One group of neighbors decided to do it together.