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Urban Development

 

Social innovations that improve the health of cities

 
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Putting More Fun into Play

In a new playground in Manhattan, "play associates" will encourage youthful creativity while reminding parents and nannies to take a giant step back.

By Suzie Boss | Fall 2009
 
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Outrun the Recession

The seven healthy habits of nonprofits most likely to survive the economic downturn.

By Alan Tuck, Don Howard & William Foster | 6 | Winter 2010
 
WHOLE EARTH
DISCIPLINE:
An Ecopragmatist
Manifesto
Stewart Brand

An Environmental Provocateur

Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto by Stewart Brand

Reviewed By Denis Hayes | Winter 2010
 
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Grow Your Own

Forget about luring big companies with tax incentives and subsidized space. Chris Gibbons focuses Littleton, Colorado's efforts on growing home-town businesses.

By Anne Stuhldreher | Winter 2010
 
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Ten Nonprofit Funding Models

For-profit executives use business models—such as "low-cost provider" or "the razor and the razor blade"—as a shorthand way to describe the way companies are built and sustained. Nonprofit executives are not as explicit about their funding models and have not had an equivalent lexicon—until now.

By William Landes Foster, Peter Kim, & Barbara Christiansen | 41 | Spring 2009
 

Review: Random Family

Waller offers an intimate exposé of crime and drugs in the inner city.

Reviewed By Anitra Lynn Waller | Fall 2004
 

Review: Civic Revolutionaries

Cross-sector collaboration is the key to community revitalization.

Reviewed By Dawn Ibis | Spring 2004
 
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15 Minutes with Kevin Johnson

SSIR Academic Editor Jim Phills sat down with former NBA superstar Kevin Johnson to discuss how he's revitalizing his old inner-city neighborhood.

By James A. Phills, Jr. | 3 | Spring 2007
 
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The People’s IPO

Lower-income patrons of Market Creek Plaza can now invest in the shopping center.

By Anne Stuhldreher | Winter 2007
 

Bowling Alone?

Civil society may not be in such bad shape.

By Alana Conner Snibbe | Summer 2006