A new documentary illustrates a different kind of American Dream taking hold in Detroit.
Is the shortest distance between two points all that life is about? The City Repair Project doesn’t think so. They’re helping people imagine and create lively public spaces–starting with your local intersection.
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.
A series of studies find that activism brings pleasant emotions, greater life satisfaction, and more experiences of freedom, competence, and connection to others.
Community clinics and health centers are a key source of health care for the poor. What will happen to them now that a version of health care reform has passed?
The time has come for a U.S. exit strategy in Afghanistan. But is “Out Now” a valid response? David Wildman, Sunita Viswanath, and Lorelei Kelly discuss how can we best support Afghan national stability.
Very often, what we dislike in others is something that we need to acknowledge, heal, integrate, and empower in ourselves.
On Wednesday, the news headlines offered a stark comparison between two possible futures for energy production in America.
The World People’s Conference on Climate Change held last week in Bolivia was an experiment in replacing the less-than-democratic UN process with one that invites public participation. Janet Redman, one of the drafters of the People’s Accord, explains the difference between Copenhagen and Cochabamba.
The author addresses the thousands who gathered in Cochabamba for the World People's Summit on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth.
Why regulate a broken system when we can build a better one? Welcome to New Economy 101.