Milwaukee Edition

Archive of: Brief and *COMMUNITY* and Community Building and NAPC

Title Issue
Cash Mobs

Cash Mobs

Close on the heels of dancing and protesting flash mobs, “cash mobs” are popping up—people that flood a beloved locally-owned store on a certain day to infuse it with sales and renewed customer relationships.

November 2014
Golden Years

Golden Years

To ease the financial pinch and loneliness of aging boomer women, a new website offers algorithms that help in locating like-minded roommates.

November 2014
Pick-Me-Up Books

Pick-Me-Up Books

Roadside mailboxes filled with books are popping up around the world, enhancing literacy and building community.

April 2014
Loving Local

Loving Local

In the faceoff against online retailers, local bookstores, coffee shops and specialty food shops are doing surprisingly well.

February 2014
Standard Returns

Standard Returns

An online barter currency called the Terra could help reverse the booms and busts of the international business cycle.

December 2013
Capital Idea

Capital Idea

To boost the survival chances of local startups, a Web-based lender enables people to crowd-source low-interest business loans.

November 2013
Leaf Relief

Leaf Relief

Recent urban studies have discovered that an increase in trees in a given area leads to a corresponding decrease in crime.

December 2012
Social Service

Social Service

Formed in the aftermath of the 9//11 tragedy, this social network connects people around the globe.

June 2012
Resilient Communities

Resilient Communities

More than 60 million Americans volunteered 8 billion hours of their services in 2010.

January 2012
Community Currency

Community Currency

Private mints are on the upswing as a way to locally focus business capital.

November 2011