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Sustainable Neighborhood Revitalization, From Within

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 04.11.2014 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

Sustainable neighborhoods are the building blocks of sustainable cities. Neighborhoods are where development decisions are made and where increments of change -- whether good or bad -- actually take place, as well as where residents and workers experience the city environment on an everyday basis.

The Game I Played Growing Up in Philly

Christopher Norris | Posted 04.11.2014 | Black Voices
Christopher Norris

I told the crew that I had created this game, and not only did they not believe me, they didn't care. Just wanting to play, one of the kids threw me the ball.

Lights Go On Part XIII: Why I Believe Anything Is Possible

Thomas Bähler | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

My life, like so many others, is built upon relationships. Mine started on 3rd Avenue, between Arbor Vitae and Hardy streets in Inglewood, California....

Spike is Right! Housing Discrimination is NYC's Hidden Disgrace (Pt 2)

Antonia Marrero | Posted 03.05.2014 | New York
Antonia Marrero

With undercover agents, Fair Housing Justice Center has exposed an epidemic of housing discrimination on the basis of skin color, disability, source of income and LGBTQ identity in every NYC neighborhood.

New Report: More Working Mothers Are Low-Income; State Actions Needed

Brandon Roberts | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Brandon Roberts

State governments have significant authority and opportunity to assist low-income working families with children... if they have the will.

Anchoring the Corner

Alice Carey | Posted 04.01.2014 | New York
Alice Carey

I've lived on the same block in Greenwich Village nearly all my life and for a good part of it next door to Annie Leibowitz. So when the cat that anchored the front of the house disappeared, I knew something was up. It probably sensed Annie was selling up and left first.

ExxonMobil Won't Admit Baton Rouge Plants Had Safety Violations

Susan Buchanan | Posted 03.23.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

ExxonMobil must pay $2.329 million in a settlement, announced by Louisiana's Dept. of Environmental Quality last August and finalized early this month, to address violations from 2008 into 2013 at its greater Baton Rouge facilities.

The Year's Most Searched ZIP Codes

realtor.com | Posted 02.16.2014 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

Each year, millions of people log on to realtor.com to search for the perfect apartment rental or, perhaps, their dream home. A big part of that searc...

Second Guessing San Francisco

Christine Deakers | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Christine Deakers

San Francisco is saved for the particular hearts looking to have it all: a sunny Saturday at Dolores Park, perched on a hill, Instagram-ing your besweatered Frenchie named Monty, as you watch the motivational yogis through your socially-conscious-and-cost-effective-plastic eyewear.

How Divergent's Version of Chicago Is Similar to Our Own

Zara Husaini | Posted 10.23.2013 | Chicago
Zara Husaini

I won't specify which neighborhood fits each description in Chicago -- because frankly there may be more than one answer to each option -- but these are the five archetypical parts of a major city, and each of these genres is represented here in Chicago.

New York Neighborhoods Defined By the Residents Who Call Them Home

Greg Jacobs | Posted 12.11.2013 | College
Greg Jacobs

The differences quickly become noticeable with each New York City neighborhood. If these neighborhoods could be simplified into a single representative, they would probably look something like this

7 Neighbors Who Deserve Nobel Peace Prizes

Posted 10.08.2013 | HuffPost Home

While you can choose your neighborhood, you can't choose your neighbors. Whether you live in a city or the suburbs, you're bound to have a run-in with...

What Feminism Can Teach the Black Movement (And Vice Versa)

Harold A. McDougall | Posted 11.16.2013 | Black Voices
Harold A. McDougall

All social movements will need a "civic infrastructure" -- a participatory, "small d" democratic formation that is organized at a scale sufficient to respond to systemic social, economic, and political problems.

We Must Affirm Detroit as a Safe City

Benny Napoleon | Posted 11.10.2013 | Detroit
Benny Napoleon

Neighborhood revitalization is the key to Detroit's transformation. Our city will never truly be transformed until we can affirm it as a safe city.

New Economy Initiative Partners Doing Good in the Neighborhoods

David Egner | Posted 09.02.2013 | Detroit
David Egner

There's much more to be done of course, but we continue to commit ourselves to helping service organizations throughout the city provide access for as many Detroiters as possible and the growing entrepreneurial activity that is helping diversify our economy.

Lost Brooklyn, Mine Was Sweeter

Warren Adler | Posted 08.31.2013 | New York
Warren Adler

My life in Brooklyn was lived betwixt two neighborhoods, Brownsville and Crown Heights, both Jewish enclaves then. Irish and Italian neighborhoods were contiguous.

Celebrate Neighborday on April 27

Ben Goldhirsh | Posted 06.27.2013 | Impact
Ben Goldhirsh

I'm a member of GOOD, the worldwide community of people who give a damn. We are pragmatic idealists working towards individual and collective progress. And today, I am excited to share the first holiday of the GOOD community: on April 27, we celebrate Neighborday all around the world.

He Said, "I Ought to Kill You"

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Norma Cook Everist

Today, forty-five years after Martin Luther King was killed, where are we? For one thing, we have vastly more guns, in every neighborhood.

Chicago Public School Students Are Not Widgets, But They Are Pawns

Susan Eleuterio | Posted 05.27.2013 | Chicago
Susan Eleuterio

Students have become pawns in what seems to be a simple math problem as presented by CPS, but is really a culture, community and citywide issue of how to create safe and effective schools for all students regardless of race, family income and geographic location.

Little Stores With Cute Names and Home Values

Jon Bronson | Posted 05.05.2013 | Los Angeles
Jon Bronson

We had a bookstore in our little town called The Bookworm. And then Barnes and Noble came in and dropped a super-sized missile of a store literally right next door.

Gifford Lane Art Stroll

Tom Falco | Posted 05.05.2013 | Miami
Tom Falco

Each year, all of Coconut Grove, Florida comes out to party and enjoy each other. It's a block party reminiscent of times gone by. On Gifford Lane, everybody knows your name.

The Healthiest Block in New York?

Omer Rosen | Posted 05.04.2013 | New York
Omer Rosen

It has been two and a half years since I moved to 10th Street, hoping to find a quiet block and, indeed, despite its East Village locale, no bars have popped up here. In their stead, "healthy living" (or eco-friendly) establishments have come to this tree-lined stretch of 10th Street.

Your Start-Up Life with the Woman Who Remade New York

Rana Florida | Posted 04.20.2013 | Business
Rana Florida

Your Start-Up Life is a business advice column by Rana Florida, Author of Upgrade (McGraw-Hill, September 2013) and CEO of the Creative Class Group. ...

Quality Neighborhoods Citywide Essential to Stronger Detroit

Benny Napoleon | Posted 03.05.2013 | Detroit
Benny Napoleon

As Detroiters, we embrace our city's non-residential stakeholders. We embrace the fact that many are rooting for us; understanding that we will never have a thriving state of Michigan, or southeast region without a vibrant city of Detroit.

Where Will the Cameras Go After Newtown?

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 12.20.2012 | Media
Norma Cook Everist

Will we as a nation continue to focus our attention on the epidemic of gun violence or has our addiction to violence grown so serious that we cannot even recognize it?