Activism

October 29, 2014, 5am PDT
A recent protest movement to reuse London’s Parliament Square as a space for political discourse has been met with oppressive policing.
Guardian
May 5, 2014, 10am PDT
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."
Crosscut.com
January 22, 2013, 8am PST
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.
Next City
May 24, 2012, 5am PDT
Roger Valdez gives his take on the new obstructionism that is dominating public participation and holding up much-needed growth in Seattle and elsewhere.
Crosscut
February 2, 2011, 10am PST
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.
You + Dallas
November 2, 2010, 7am PDT
A one-time fringe bicycle activist group in the Pacific Northwest has turned into a major player in mainstream politics.
The Seattle Times
September 17, 2010, 7am PDT
<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.
Grist
July 1, 2010, 5am PDT
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.
Next American City
June 23, 2010, 11am PDT
Alison Arieff talks with Jason Roberts Go Oak Cliff, a neighborhood advocacy group in Austin, Texas, about his techniques for advocating for better neighborhoods.
GOOD Magazine
Blog post
June 29, 2009, 7am PDT
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 those staying in the same metropolitan area will seldom make it back to their planning program, and besides their fellow students will have scattered. Graduate school provides a peer group of those with similar interests and training. How do recent graduates create such a network when they are no longer in residence at a university?
Ann Forsyth
January 19, 2009, 6am PST
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.
Guardian
January 16, 2009, 5am PST
According to a new survey conducted by The Saint Consulting Group, opposition to WalMart developments has fallen while malls, casinos and landfills have increased.
The Saint Report
April 16, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>Environmental activism is on the rise in China. It's not a fast rise, but its existence is seen by many as a major step.</p>
BBC
April 10, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>Over 100 years ago, a wooden bicycle highway linked Pasadena to Los Angeles. Now cycling activists are hoping that, by closing the Arroyo Seco Parkway to automobiles for "ArroyoFest," Angelinos can once again imagine a cycling future for LA.</p>
Sierra