Activism

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 Ann Forsyth
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
According to a new survey conducted by The Saint Consulting Group, opposition to WalMart developments has fallen while malls, casinos and landfills have increased.
Jan 16, 2009   The Saint Report
<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>
Apr 16, 2008   BBC