Three Big Lessons From One Small Town
Connections, parallel themes, and lessons from Danville
The American Sense of Place
An update: Reactions from readers and significant local-renewal developments
When Small Towns Take the Big Stage
Connecting Ajo, Columbus, and Erie
Report for America Revives Possibilities for Local Journalism
A promising movement, in discouraging times.
A Regional Approach to Rural Healthcare Challenges
God's Storehouse, a food pantry serving low-income people along this southernmost border where Virginia meets North Carolina.
Bitwise Goes Big
Fresno tech startup, Bitwise gets $27 million in funding to expand its operations.
A Community Within A Community
Restoring Spirit and Pride in Danville
How a 'Communiversity' Works
Real collaboration in Mississippi
When Libraries are 'Second Responders'
Everyone knows about first responders.
I've come to think of libraries as playing a crucial role as "second responders."
What We Saw in Muncie
How a university is helping a town move forward
Fort Wayne Makes Its Own Luck
Breadth, density, and boldness of experimentation
A Big Step for Little Eastport
A new life for the Seacoast Canning Company
The World Comes to a Tiny Town
Eastport's Lesson in Globalization
New Pioneers in Southwest Kansas
Mexican immigrants on the Great Plains try to build new lives, with hope and help.
Why the Maker Movement Matters
A collaboration of a corporation and a community
A Library of Good Ideas
Formula for success in Central Oregon: know the users, spot the opportunities, act with vigor.
Building for the Future, In California's Famously Failed City
Can education save San Bernardino?
Talking With Dan Richard About High-Speed Rail
The chairman of California's costly and controversial infrastructure project explains why (in his view) it actually will get built—and whether its champion, 77-year-old Governor Jerry Brown, is likely to be able to take a ride.
California High-Speed Rail: The Collector's Edition
An index to the arguments pro and con about the most ambitious infrastructure project in the United States
California High-Speed Rail: A Minor End, an Important Beginning
Who should get the benefit of the doubt when we consider the unknowable future?
How to Create a Tech Startup Scene If You're Not in Silicon Vall
Pittsburgh's success provides important and surprising clues.
That Winning Bid for California's High-Speed Rail:
Is It Suspiciously Low?
California High-Speed Rail: It's Happening
Three weeks from now, a groundbreaking ceremony on the most important infrastructure project now underway in the United States
How Green Riverfronts Transformed Pittsburgh
The City of Bridges revives the rivers that helped make it an economic powerhouse.
Why You Shouldn't Get Your Hopes Up for a Self-Driving Car
"Would you prefer a system where you can be instantly teleported from SF to LA? Of course. But that doesn't mean it's going to happen."
California High-Speed Rail Lucky No. 13: Let's Look at Maglev an
"Should we invest in infrastructure? Absolutely! But the right kind of infrastructure." Some ideas on what that might mean.
National Problems, Local Solutions: More Reports From Ohio
America and Americans in the active, not passive, mode
When 'Collaboration' Is More Than a Buzzword
The story of a business partnership that stands to boost the economy of Columbus, Ohio, and the surrounding region
All Aboard for the California High-Speed Rail Chronicles!
In next month's election, Jerry Brown is seeking a fourth term as California's governor and public support for his plan for a north-south bullet train to transform travel in a car-dependent state. Here is more of what's at stake.
California High-Speed Rail No. 11: Thinking in Time
Everybody talks about the future, but nobody does anything about it.
California High-Speed Rail No. 10: Palate Cleanser
"The decision on HSR is going to shape the future in ways we can't predict, and a touch of modesty in the arguments would be welcome."
California High-Speed Rail No. 9—the Chairman's Turn Again
You want to hear more about the biggest infrastructure project being considered anywhere in the country? You've come to the right place.
California High-Speed Rail—More Questions and Concerns
"Bad, bad, bad," and other critiques
The Courts Speak Up for California High-Speed Rail
And so do some readers.
California High-Speed Rail: Some Views From the Valley
People in Los Angeles and San Francisco often say that the initial links in a proposed north-south system would be "trains to nowhere." People from nowhere weigh in.
California High-Speed Rail: 10 Readers With 10 Views
A solution looking for a problem? A genuine leap forward? The best we can expect from messy political half-measures? Or something truly brave? Take your pick.
7 Ways in Which High-Speed Rail Would Help California
For your reference, the chairman's detailed pro-and-con about the most ambitious current attempt to change America's transportation infrastructure
California High-Speed Rail No. 3: Let's Hear From the Chairman
It's time for broader national attention to the most expensive and ambitious infrastructure proposal in America today.
California High-Speed Rail—the Critics' Case
Every big infrastructure project is controversial. Most of them work out better than critics contend early on. But maybe the critics are right about high-speed rail. Let's hear what they say.
It Takes a Village—to Staff a Factory
"It indeed is an oasis, but the passion and commitment are replicable elsewhere." A Kenyan-born man working in Mississippi on some of the things the state has done right.
The California High-Speed Rail Debate—Kicking Things Off
The Erie Canal. The transcontinental railroad. The Interstate Highway system. Big, expensive, controversial—and indispensable. Is the next one in this series a new rail network in our most famously freeway-centric state?
When Rails Make the Difference, From Down East to the Southwest
The loss of rail service into a small Maine town has been crippling
'When's your birthday? January 1st Report from Sioux Falls
A school district of 60 different languages and cultures.