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The Tiny House Movement
Video: David Brancaccio learns about extreme downsizing with residents of tiny houses.
Seeding Small Business: 5 Ideas from Detroit
by Stacy Mitchell
Detroit entrepreneurs are learning to rely on each other, finding the seeds of a new economy in resources discarded by corporate America.
Strategies for Carbon Neutrality
by Richard Conlin
What are a city's options for cutting its carbon?
Join YES! for No Impact Week
You’re invited to a one-week carbon cleanse that could change the way you think about your life—and the planet, too.
Cycle City, USA
by Jay Walljasper
How Portland plans to become the first world-class bike city in America.
The World’s First Living Buildings
by Eden Brukman
Once deemed too ambitious, the next generation of green building is now a reality.
The Road to Right-Size Cities
by Frank and Deborah Popper
The American fable of all-but-permanent urban and economic growth is over. How cities can prepare for a smaller, but not necessarily worse, future.
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Hit the Road
by Alyssa B. Johnson
How government and industry are getting behind a new breed of electric cars.
An Interstate Bicycling System
by Winona Bateman
A system of bicycle routes to connect the nation? It’s happening.
Cycle Chic Around the Globe
Video: What does fashion have to do with transforming biking from a recreational pastime to a way of life?
Reaching for Resilience
by Christa Hillstrom
10 ways that one rural ecovillage is building strong foundations for coming times.
How to Make Biking Mainstream: Lessons from the Dutch
by Jay Walljasper
The Dutch have spent 35 years perfecting the country's bicycling infrastructure. We, too, can transform biking from a recreational pastime to an integral part of our transportation system.
Where Bikes Rule the Road
Video: What's it like to get around in a city built for bikes?
Reclaim Your Streets: How to Create Safe and Social Pedestrian Plazas
by Erika Kosina
6 steps for replacing cars with parks.
Happy Park(ing) Day
One day a year, in cities throughout the country, parking spots take on a whole new meaning. Simply by paying the parking meter and rolling out some grass, residents claim these spaces as public parks.