All communities face certain challenges.
But some people see challenges as opportunities.
On Placemakers, we bring you stories about the spaces we inhabit and the people who shape them. Join us as we criss-cross the country, introducing you to real people in real communities — people who make a difference in how we travel, work, and live.
You’ll never look at your community the same way again.
How do you solve a problem like the suburbs? How about creating an agricultural utopia?
Of all the capitals of all the democracies in the world, Washington, D.C., is the only one without full voting rights. Over 13 terms, Eleanor Holmes Norton -- the District of Columbia's non-voting delegate to Congress -- has fought to change that.
In some places, hard-working kids are taught to measure success by how fast and far they can flee from their community. But one Bronx native has returned to her old stomping grounds to show how “self-gentrification” can remake marginalized neighborhoods.