Grassroots

On the ground, combating gentrification means putting a stop to cost-driven displacement and evictions. Grassroots organizations in some of the hardest-hit cities have dedicated themselves to that task.
Mar 31, 2015   Next City
While Congress continues a spectacle of inertia and citizens grapple with a recovery fraught with inequity and conflict, local initiatives are taking control of the future direction of communities around the United States, according to a new survey.
Mar 18, 2015   National Journal
Citiscope examines the organizing and volunteer efforts of citizens in Athens, Greece in response to the country's economic crisis.
Jan 25, 2015   Citiscope
In a city as hot in the summers as Houston, the idea of a swimming hole probably seems pretty appealing. Can an idea floated in a local newspaper column and backed by interested and passionate locals come to fruition?
Nov 28, 2014   Houston Chronicle
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The second in a series profiling grassroots activism to increase biking among the diverse populations of Los Angeles County. In this installment, Planetizen spoke with Robert Gard, director of communications for CicLAvia. Blog Post
Sep 25, 2014   By Maayan Dembo
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The first in a series profiling grassroots activism to increase biking among the diverse populations of Los Angeles County. In this installment, we spoke with Karen Díaz, a core member of the Ovarian Psycos bicycle brigade. Blog Post
Sep 18, 2014   By Maayan Dembo
Marie Cusick reports on a community driven effort to bring bus service to a challenged neighborhood in Albany, New York.
Apr 8, 2012   NPR
How grassroots entrepreneurs and inspired religious leaders are working to erase urban blight in Detroit.
Nov 1, 2011   Urban Faith
The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now has a remarkable record of grassroots anti-poverty and community development campaigns, writes David Morris.
Sep 23, 2009   AlterNet
Rebuilding is underway in New Orleans. But not with huge conglomerates running the show. Most of the work is being done by non-profits, startups and other community-based organizations.
Jul 28, 2009   WorldChanging