They're committed to the future of Camden, N.J., and they've created one of the nation's fastest-growing networks of urban farms.
Instead of being built around a pool or tennis court, 'agrihood' housing developments are centered around a farm, often using the sweat-equity of residents to produce food for the community.
Cities are dynamos of the global economy. Encouraging new ideas on transportation, food, housing, and jobs can make them even more vibrant.
News media accounts of Detroit's bankruptcy miss the growing industries, strong communities, and policy changes laying the foundation for the city's recovery.
Motor City Blight Busters is fighting to bring Detroit back one abandoned building and one vacant lot at a time. The nonprofit demolishes abandoned buildings that are beyond repair, renovates homes, and cleans up parks and illegal dump sites.
In a Lima, Peru slum, an oasis of urban agriculture blooms beneath high-tension electric wires.