August 3, 2011, 1pm PDT
The post-carbon city will require dramatically different planning. Why not plan them with children in mind, writes Jason McLennan?
December 1, 2010, 2pm PST
Jay Walljasper writing in Yes! Magazine, reports on all the innovations that make Portland the premier cycling city in the U.S.
September 24, 2010, 10am PDT
The latest issue of Yes! Magazine focuses on local resilience, and how preparing for a Peak Oil era -- through such efforts as the Transition Town movement -- can be a positive force for community building.
August 31, 2010, 1pm PDT
Stacy Mitchell reports on the growing trend of micro-financing, where small business people turn to the local community to get the funding they need to open restaurants or small shops.
May 12, 2010, 11am PDT
In this interview with the City Repair Project co-founder Mark Lakeman, Yes! Magazine writer Brooke Jarvis learns how residents can fix their neighborhoods by creating public space where it never existed before. [Includes photo essay].
May 3, 2010, 1pm PDT
Stacy Mitchell of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance summarizes some of the key positive trends in re-localization.
March 10, 2010, 8am PST
Carl Anthony suggests that emerging land use policies (such as high speed rail) could threaten to exacerbate trends towards racial segregation, unless there is broader participation from people of color in planning processes.
August 30, 2009, 1pm PDT
The health care reform town halls are just the latest evidence that traditional forms of public engagement are no longer effective and in fact can be counterproductive, writes Sandy Heierbacher.
March 16, 2009, 7am PDT
As part of a special issue on food, Yes! Magazine profiles the Brazilian city of Belo, which has, by working with farmers and communities, put an end to hunger.
September 3, 2008, 12pm PDT
At a time of extreme housing market volatility, community land trusts are seen as a more sustainable form of tenure.
January 10, 2008, 6am PST
<p>By staking claim to public space, Critical Mass rides are a powerful means of supporting First Amendment rights to free speech and free assembly, according to this piece from <em>Yes! Magazine</em>.</p>
September 30, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>Corporations have long been able to use regulatory instruments and the courts to override community interests to gain access to resources or to site noxious land uses. Now communities are fighting back.</p>
December 7, 2006, 8am PST
<p>Oakland's new progressive mayor and the Oakland Apollo Alliance are working to turn that city's fortunes around through "green collar" jobs and "green enterprise zones".</p>
December 15, 2005, 2pm PST
Between the diaspora of its residents, the prospect of a "Disney-fied" redevelopment plan, and the need to involve residents in planning processes, New Orleans is the site of an immense tug of war over its future.