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Beyond the Footprint

To be sustainable as a global village — to be able to keep all of our human and ecological systems healthy — we also need to aggressively identify and bring to market a wide range of affordable, ecologically-sound development strategies in the highly-populated, emerging nations.

Regional Cities and the Curse of "Glocality"

One of the essential themes in my continuing study of and reflection upon the character and dilemmas of mid-sized cities is their "regional" character, and the temptation which exists for such cities to pretend that they--or to aspire to convince themselves and others that they are …

City Repair: From Illegal Street Painting to City-Sanctioned Placemaking

We’re part of something so much larger than ourselves and it feels like an absolute gift to be alive in this time.

Becoming Bluegill

Staying put fosters both conservation and conversation with place.

Resilience + Resistance: A Recipe for Justice and Sustainability

In the face of climate change, we have the dual challenge of both resisting new fossil fuel infrastructure projects and building a resilient, sustainable and equitable economy in the shell of the old.

Can We Build a Movement for Structural Economic Change? We Must

It would appear that new economy activists and community economic development still live in largely separate worlds.

One Family’s Move From Cohousing to a Smaller, Tighter Community

This is the story of Rebecca Reid, her family, and their decision to move from a cohousing community to a farmhouse.

Climate Democracy for Rural Communities

There is a common misconception that you can’t talk about climate change in rural communities because the issue is considered too polarizing.

An Eco-Village in Palestine

The first Palestinian eco-village is coming to life in Farkha.

Getting Real About Resilience in South Brooklyn

Turning the Tide is helping public housing residents prepare for the next storm—while also making climate disaster less likely.

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