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Want to Improve Your City? Start Taking Pictures

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 02.06.2017 | Home
F. Kaid Benfield

In Chuck Wolfe's absorbing new book, Seeing the Better City, he encourages readers to think with our eyes and communicate with visual imagery in order...

HOAs Gone Haywire, Part IV: How to Decode Your HOA or COA's CC&Rs

Jack Hanson | Posted 01.27.2017 | HuffPost Home
Jack Hanson

HOAs Gone Haywire, Part IV: How to Decode Your HOA or COA's CC&Rs Thus far in my HOAs Gone Haywire series, I have discussed the most common issues of...

The Transformative Power of a Vacant Lot: An Interview with The Nature Conservancy's Francesca Gross

Pascal Mittermaier | Posted 01.13.2017 | Impact
Pascal Mittermaier

In Birmingham, Alabama, arguably one of the most historic cities in the world, one community is demonstrating how a little green can provide empowerme...

HOAs Gone Haywire, Part III: The 411 On Everything You Need to Know About HOA and COA Board Elections

Jack Hanson | Posted 12.13.2016 | HuffPost Home
Jack Hanson

HOAs Gone Haywire, Part III: The 411 On Everything You Need to Know About HOA and COA Board Elections Last May, two Pike County, Pennsylvania men we...

The Stars Hollow of the Bay Area

Aisling Carroll | Posted 11.23.2016 | San Francisco
Aisling Carroll

I stood stupefied in front of a craggily, handwritten note that read, "Luggage lost! (Out of car)! If found, please call ..." The note was taped to a ...

There Go The Neighbor-hoods!

Charlie Carillo | Posted 10.31.2016 | New York
Charlie Carillo

This is a scary Halloween story from long ago involving a bunch of kids known as....the Little Neckers.

HOAs Gone Haywire, Part II: How To Avoid The Most Common Pitfalls Of HOA And COA Management

Jack Hanson | Posted 09.15.2016 | Business
Jack Hanson

Last year, a Las Vegas attorney was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in a "massive", multi-million dollar HOA fraud scheme involving consp...

The Power Of Community -- Both Actual And Virtual -- And A Lost Tortoise

Laurie Levy | Posted 09.07.2016 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

Sometimes, it takes a village to rescue a tortoise. I was driving down my alley when I spied an animal ambling along the entrance to my garage. Was it a possum out during the day? A wounded cat? I got out of my car to avoid hitting it and ... it was a huge tortoise.

Neighbor Disputes: 7 Ways To Keep The Peace

Trulia | Posted 08.03.2016 | HuffPost Home

It could be a scene right out of The Big Bang Theory, Friends, or, really, any sitcom where a lot of the takes occur in an apartment complex or housing community: neighbor conflict. Even the likable Dunphys in Modern Family struggle with how to tell their new Los Angeles, CA -- area neighbors that they're loud -- and that the huge boat in their driveway is a total eyesore.

The Value Of Community: Are We Losing It?

Carol Morgan | Posted 07.21.2016 | Women
Carol Morgan

I can't speak for all neighborhoods, and I might be wrong, but it sometimes seems like we're losing our sense of community. I mean, when was the last time you went to bring cookies and introduce yourself to the new neighbor who just moved in?

19 Ways to Celebrate Denver Days with Your Neighbors

Heather Garbo | Posted 07.13.2016 | Denver
Heather Garbo

Did you know that Denver Days are coming up? From July 30 to August 7 Denverites are encouraged to get to know their neighbors better. I love this pro...

Who Do You Want Living Next Door -- Hillary Or Don?

Kate Bryant | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics
Kate Bryant

Dynamics in society are interesting things. People want to believe other people are a certain way. If they aren't the way we like we hope something will change them. Perhaps they will be miraculously different. We assume that "life-altering events" will change people.

When Homeowners' Association Living Goes Haywire: How To Prevent The Common Problems Of Living Under An HOA or COA

Jack Hanson | Posted 06.30.2016 | HuffPost Home
Jack Hanson

Since 1964, Associations have become increasingly common in part because they give residents a degree of control over their investment that homeowners in non-Association communities do not have.

McMansions and Boo Radley--Paving the Way for Progress, Right Over a Royal Oak Neighborhood

Kevin Walsh | Posted 05.18.2016 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

Posted originally in Kevin's blog, I suppose I was guilty, but they were such pretty trees. The city of Royal Oak sent me my warni...

The Surfers' Shack: Interim Housing in Vancouver

Arden Henley | Posted 04.14.2016 | Politics
Arden Henley

My mother would have called this place a 'monstrosity', nevertheless I formed an affection for it. In the early stages of my acquaintance I imagined it as the kind of place that is inhabited by a rock band.

Four Characteristics of Active, Healthy Neighborhoods

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 04.15.2016 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

Scientists are learning more and more about how where we live affects the amount of exercise we get, and thus how fit and healthy we are likely to be.

10 Signs You Have Found The Holy Grail Of Neighbors

Lauren Lodder | Posted 05.12.2016 | Parents
Lauren Lodder

Feeling sick? They'll bring you soup. It's your birthday? They'll buy you flowers.

The Most Beautiful Historic Neighborhoods in America

Thrillist | Posted 03.23.2017 | HuffPost Home

By: Jay Gentile Credit: CDrin/Shutterstock Despite what the History Channel tells you, there's more to the past than Nazi gold and watching Ch...

The Best Neighborhoods In America

Trulia | Posted 03.18.2016 | HuffPost Home

You've locked in a stellar agent, settled at a comfortable price point, and pinpointed a target square footage, so what's next? Choosing a great neigh...

The 14 Sexiest Neighborhoods in America, Ranked

Thrillist | Posted 03.04.2017 | Travel

By: Matt Meltzer Credit: Shutterstock We already told you about the sexiest neighborhoods in the world. And while strolling the beaches of Ipa...

Ghost Towns

Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes | Posted 02.16.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes

As I lecture around the nation, I've had a chance to see many neighborhoods. I noticed something as I walk the small towns of America, the suburbia, and away from downtown. Ghost towns.

The Amazon Effect: Worshippers Flocking to Larger Churches

David Briggs | Posted 01.20.2017 | Religion
David Briggs

Just as one-stop shopping behemoths such as Walmart and Amazon are fulfilling the retail needs of America's consumers, larger churches are increasingly meeting the spiritual needs of America's faithful.

Josh Zakim: The Peoples' Voice

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 01.05.2017 | Impact
Stacey Alcorn

What does it take to carry a deeply passionate responsibility for retaining the city's diversity on one's shoulders? What does it take to be a voice for so many? Here are four powerful lessons from Josh Zakim on how anyone can make a positive dent in the universe.

12 Neighborhoods Across America That Are About to Blow Up

Thrillist | Posted 12.27.2016 | Travel

By: Matt Meltzer Credit: Dan Gentile/Thrillist It's about time we retired the phrase "The Brooklyn" of anywhere, right? First, because most pe...

The Gun at the Gate and the Children Beyond

Eunice Roque | Posted 12.18.2016 | Parents
Eunice Roque

A middle-class American family living in a secluded suburban neighborhood feels the need to post a menacing, fulminating sign on the gate to their children's playground and home.