Green spaces and colorful design elements like rainbow-painted crosswalks in a Vancouver, Canada neighborhood made people happier and more trusting of strangers.
The singer celebrated her foundation’s donation of 100 million books to children around the world with a reading at the Library of Congress.
The Sweet Potato Project, a collaborative venture in St. Louis, trains at-risk youth in culinary, business, horticulture and restaurant skills.
Cohousing developments for older women are being created in the United Kingdom and United States to replace retirement homes that encourage dependency.
A 40-foot-long Winnebago called the Digibus rolled through central California towns to train kids and adults in computer and job-searching skills.
The financially strapped National Park Service increasingly relies on volunteers to staff visitor centers and campsites, and a third of the workers are over age 54.
Cities throughout the country are exploring fresh ways to make cities both environmentally sustainable and pedestrian- and bike-friendly.
If you’re awed by the mass of blooms decorating highway meridians and embankments, you often have local garden clubs to thank, along with partnering state highway departments.
The Living Future Challenge has developed a bold framework to evoke fresh thinking about the design of systems, products and buildings.
More than 400 mayors are supporting Extra Mile Day, which celebrates the power of people to create positive change in families, organizations and communities.