Country people have a reputation for viewing outsiders with skepticism. But it turns out they have good reasons for doing that.
Heather and I were like oil and water. We made polite conversation but couldn’t find a single thing in common. But slowly over time, a friendship has grown.
Can one celebrate the Fourth of July without hating and fearing other countries?
The Jamaica Plain New Economy transition town has found that pie parties are a good way to get more people interested in disaster preparedness.
Selling food in the freezing rain is not my favorite thing. But seeing my customers come out in the bad weather reminded me of why of do this work.
I was afraid of being judged by a neighbor who began giving free French lessons to my kids. But the worries melted away as our friendship grew deeper.
On life, leadership, and the future in an age of catastrophic change.
An installation of creatively shaped benches in Belgium pushes the edge of urban sit-ability.
From mobile libraries to tiny libraries, how to get others to read the books you love.
Could it be as simple as that? Author Jonathan Rowe thought so, and tried it out in his own hometown.
In California, many Latina moms find themselves cut off by domestic responsibilities and language barriers. But with the help of trusted mentors, they’re learning new skills and strengthening their support networks.
Can we build sustainable housing that's affordable, too? The city of Buffalo did, and created a community jobs pipeline in the process. Here's what can happen when neighborhoods take the lead.
Video: A group of young people in West Oakland are taking control of what they eat and using pedal power to bring local groceries to produce-strapped communities.
Designing nonviolent ways for humans and animals to live in harmony—in the city.
Nurturing African-American culture through gardening.