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.
For the first time in the U.S., the city’s 49th Ward lets taxpayers directly decide how public money is spent.
But our city planning policies are rigged against them. How can we support neighborhood businesses that slow the pace of life and encourage people to get to know each other?
When the web connects gardeners with available land, surprising things can happen. Pamela Chang on the fresh food, new skills, and friendships she gained when she offered to share her land with a neighbor.
Cultivating a Rural Community
Choosing a Sustainable Path
How one man's choice to live car-free brought him more in touch with his neighbors, his community, and himself.
The journey through Holy Week is a journey “out of Egypt,” because it frees us from the practices and stereotypes that keep us from moving toward a more positive future. But we are never completely free until we work together for loving community and just practices.
With a briefcase and a motorcycle, a banker in India gets poor communities on their feet—and, in the process, blurs the lines between finance and community organizing.
Churches are rediscovering their role as community centers, helping to relocalize and revitalize struggling communities.
Sarah van Gelder discusses "America: The Remix," YES! Magazine's Spring 2010 issue.
In the wake of disaster, a women's movement is working to rewrite the dynamics of power and build a more nurturing and humane Haiti.