Seattle Councilmember Jean Godden provides a history lesson and a call to action in an op-ed about the fate of a pair of "ramps to nowhere"—leftovers from the never-built R. H. Thomson freeway and, Godden argues, a monument to the "Seattle Process."
May 5, 2014 Crosscut.com
Philadelphia spends $64 on parks and recreation facilities per resident, one of the lowest totals in the nation. Ryan Briggs uses the city as a lens to examine the growing impact of budget cuts to park systems on their surrounding communities.
Jan 22, 2013 Next City
Roger Valdez gives his take on the new obstructionism that is dominating public participation and holding up much-needed growth in Seattle and elsewhere.
May 24, 2012 Crosscut
In this video, neighborhood activist Jason Roberts talks about becoming involved in his community, and a neighborhood-led project called Better Block that focuses on making small segments of town more vibrant.
Feb 2, 2011 You + Dallas
A one-time fringe bicycle activist group in the Pacific Northwest has turned into a major player in mainstream politics.
Nov 2, 2010 The Seattle Times
<em>Grist</em> looks at the volunteer group in Portland that legally removes unnecessary pavement from places around the city and replaces it with gardens and green space.
Sep 17, 2010 Grist
This piece from <em>Next American City</em> looks at pollution in small town New Mexico and how court rulings have made it hard for a local organization -- and those in other communities -- to fight environmental battles.
Jul 1, 2010 Next American City
Alison Arieff talks with Jason Roberts Go Oak Cliff, a neighborhood advocacy group in Austin, Texas, about his techniques for advocating for better neighborhoods.
Jun 23, 2010 GOOD Magazine
In recent months many planning students have
graduated and are moving on to the next phase of life-jobs, internships,
fellowships, and such. For many this will involve a move to a new place. Even Opinion
Jun 29, 2009 By
Recently approved plans to build a third runway at Heathrow International Airport mean the village of Sipson will be completely paved over. As a result, villagers have become activists, and they discuss their efforts in this video.
Jan 19, 2009 Guardian