Tag Archives: grassroots

Light the night: community-owned solar street lamps in Detroit

When Highland Park’s street lights were repossessed, community members took action. Find out how a grassroots group plans to use solar power to make their streets safer.

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My neighbor’s keeper

Why are some neighborhoods able to withstand crisis, and why do some implode under the pressure? Robert J. Sampson, a Harvard sociologist, delves into the question, using the deadly heat wave of 1995 in Chicago as a case study. He compares … Continue reading

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Politicians matter– but so do we

The seemingly never-ending campaign has ended. Congratulations to all of us for making it through! It’s vital to remember, however, that winning or losing office neither guarantees nor dooms the progress we seek. Politicians matter, but so do we.

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