A new generation of architects builds community and sustainability right into their designs.
The Bay Area's bicycling culture was lacking in the diversity department. Jenna Burton set out to change that.
Social lending outfits allow you to loan money to actual humans, providing a leg up for people who really need one.
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Sure, using public transportation saves money and reduces your environmental footprint. But that's not why we love it.
Habitat for Humanity has made a name for itself building new houses for poor people. Meanwhile, there is a silent crisis among those who can’t afford to keep up the homes they’re already in.
During a week spent fixing up an old house, including a glamorous MLK Day hanging out in a dumpster, one young urbanite fell prey to the charms of the Steel City -- and its ability to turn abandonment into opportunity.
In down-and-out cities like Oakland, St. Louis, and Knoxville, there's more freedom to do your thing, and a hunger for fresh energy and ideas.
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