Neighbors are helping crowdfund the dreams of local entrepreneurs, giving community businesses the chance to expand with interest-free loans.
Though the model is new and small, it holds outsize potential for the many neighborhoods whose downtowns are controlled by faraway landlords or retail chains.
A New York City co-op raises $1.2 million in pledges to fight gentrification and provide affordable rent for local business owners.
I never thought farming would mean owning a post office. But looking at my community and our need to define ourselves as a place, that seems to be our family farm's next job.
While megabanks make megabucks, local banks are financing businesses that create jobs and improve our well-being. So why are they disappearing so rapidly?
From New York City to Barcelona, cities across the world are turning to “slow living” to make their communities happier and healthier in the face of increasing urbanization.
It's got great transit, plenty of sidewalks, and values people more than cars.
The Brixton Pound, Koru Kenya, and Mazacoin are all attempting to achieve a common goal: empowering people in a monetarily unequal world, from the bottom up.
The banking system makes it tough for local businesses to get their hands on startup money. But creative entrepreneurs are finding solutions.
Reading is one of Pennsylvania’s poorest cities. Can its residents turn things around by building a more democratic economy?
It's been called "America's untrendiest trend." The evidence that millions of people are finally walking again is as solid as the ground beneath our feet.