There are a couple of things that everytime I encounter them I think...oh, I wish more people knew about this. So for the few who read I'll tell you!
Polishing Stone is a publiciation that I discovered about a year ago. I absolutely love this publication. A new perspective from mainstream media, but not too over the top. Please check out the link on my sidebar.
Simpler Times Village is the brainchild and dream of a couple currently living in Fortville, Indiana. I first discovered it about 3.5 years ago, and honestly don't remember how. Most people have heard of New Urbanism, at least in passing. Well, Simpler Times promises to be the village that actually fulfills the promise of New Urbanism. The promise, of course, being community. The problem with most New Urbanist neighborhoods is that the very thing that makes them attractive also makes them unaffordable for the average person. Not to mention the fact that zoning issues often make it impossible for developers to include small businesses. In turn, they end up feeling like movie sets rather than thriving, diverse, mixed-use communities. The Little Village Makers plan to break ground on the first houses in Spring '08. I truly hope they can pull it off. I'm waiting anxiously to see what will happen! Again there is a link in my sidebar.