Low-powered community radio is proving to be a powerful voice
March 8, 2018, 9:32 a.m. by Starre Vartan
People are using low-power FM radio stations (LPFMs) to inform, educate and spark change in their communities.
Pinewood Forrest: A new kind of company town takes root outside Atlanta
October 4, 2017, 2:56 p.m. by Matt Hickman
This New Urbanist enclave targets creatives and entertainment industry professionals keen on walking to work.
America's largest urban farm takes root in Pittsburgh
September 14, 2017, 2:45 p.m. by Matt Hickman
At 23 acres, Hilltop Urban Farm will serve up fresh produce with a side of affordable housing.
Smart development, eco-tourism make for happy neighbors in Punta Gorda, Florida
June 20, 2017, 4:35 p.m. by Matt Hickman
A solar-powered town on the sleepy Gulf Coast attracts its first residents.
Thinking about going solar? Google adds peer pressure into the mix
June 19, 2017, 6:59 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Keeping up with Joneses is now easier thanks to Project Sunroof.
Tiny houses give low-income Detroit residents a shot at home ownership
June 9, 2017, 12:05 p.m. by Matt Hickman
With a monthly rent of $1 per square foot, these dainty dwellings don't break the bank.
Serenbe: A down-on-the-farm antidote to suburban sprawl
March 19, 2017, 10:01 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Boomers and the health-conscious are the latest target buyers at this sustainable planned community outside of Atlanta.
First Class Meal enlists postal workers to help stamp out food insecurity
February 8, 2017, 2:59 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Disused post offices are transformed into food-sharing hubs in prize-winning design proposal.
Sidewalk hate runs deep in some suburban neighborhoods
December 14, 2016, 3:16 p.m. by Matt Hickman
In many communities with sidewalk squabbles, it all comes down to privacy — and the fear of losing it.