City Repair in Action
May 12, 2010
- Photo essay: City Repair helps people organize, design, and implement new, people-friendly visions for their communities—and reclaim the notion of “neighborhood” in the process. Here’s a collection of their best work.
Building the World We Want: Interview with Mark Lakeman
by Brooke JarvisMay 12, 2010
- Interview with the co-founder of the City Repair Project, a Portland group that helps neighbors turn public spaces into gathering places.
A New Deal for Local Economies
by Stacy MitchellApr 29, 2010
- More local, durable economies are already taking root. We can help them along by changing the way we regulate businesses, plan cities, and finance the communities we want.
Apr 23, 2010
- The residents of Portland are literally tearing their city up. Who says cities have to be islands of concrete?
On the Path to Climate Neutrality
by Richard ConlinApr 22, 2010
- Seattle hopes to become North America's first climate neutral city. City council president Richard Conlin asks: What exactly are we getting ourselves into?
No Car, No Problem
by Orion KriegmanApr 05, 2010
- Car-free living not only cuts back on your greenhouse gas emissions. It also builds local community, brings families closer together, and helps support local economies.
Can a Video Game Teach Sustainability?
by Rik LangendoenMar 15, 2010
- In an entertainment subculture famous for violence and resource exploitation, one video game offers lessons for urban sustainability.
Plug In Your Ride
by Rik LangendoenMar 10, 2010
- Networks of electric charging stations—key to the acceptance and use of electric vehicles—are starting to appear around the world.
A New Generation Builds Beyond Racism
by Rob "Biko" BakerMar 04, 2010
- Youth take the promise of Obama and put it into practice.
The City We All Want to Live In
by Carl AnthonyMar 04, 2010
- How to make our cities just, inclusive, and green.
Intentional Integration in Pennsauken, N.J.
by M. Paloma PavelMar 04, 2010
- Pennsauken, pop. 36,800, established a Stable Integration Board to oversee real-estate transactions and other efforts, and a multicultural community has flourished.
Just Cause Broaden's Fight for Tenant's Rights
by Berit AndersonMar 04, 2010
- Two organizations working on opposite sides of the Bay Bridge realized that they would be better able to serve low-income tenants by working together.
10 Land-Use Strategies to Create Socially Just, Multiracial Cities
by Carl AnthonyMar 04, 2010
- Carl Anthony, founder of San Francisco's Urban Habitat Program shares strategies for just, green cities.
The Righteous Small House: Challenging House Size and the Irresponsible American Dream
by Jason F. McLennanJan 29, 2010
- An architect asks, at what point does size cancel out sustainability?
Seattle's Climate Commitment
Dec 11, 2009
- Video: When the U.S. failed to ratify the Kyoto Protocol, the city of Seattle decided to adopt it on a municipal level. Richard Conlin, president of the Seattle City Council and a YES! board member, discusses what that has meant for the city.