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Commons Strategies

A wide number of new strategies exist for assuring that the commons, in its many forms, is protected and enhanced over time. Some involve government and law, others depend on informal governance and social sanctions, while still others work with market mechanisms and other hybrid models.

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May 7, 2014

Commons 101

A reading list from activist and scholar Peter Linebaugh

Photo courtesy of PM Press

April 14, 2014

Stop, Thief!

Hisotrian Peter Linebaugh on commoning and our rich tradition of resistance to attacks on the commons
March 18, 2014

Sharing Revolution

Download our guide to the essential economics of the commons
February 8, 2014

How We Turned the Tide on Climate Change

Excerpt from a new novel "The Wave", chronicling the rise of a movement beginning soon
January 14, 2014

Enliven Public Spaces in 5 Easy Steps

Common sense advice for improving your favorite place
January 10, 2014

The Story of Vincent and Elinor Ostrom

Barbara Allen, a longtime student and friend with access to their personal papers, chronicles the Ostroms' life and work in a new film
January 6, 2014

Five Lessons About the Commons

...which filmmaker Barbara Allen draws from the work of Vincent and Elinor Ostrom for her new film about them
December 23, 2013

VIDEO: Commons. Are you in?

Take a moment to recognize the gift of our commons
December 16, 2013

Actual World, Possible Future

Barbara Allen's film about the lives and work of Elinor and Vincent Ostrom
December 13, 2013

The Cultural Commons Lies Hidden in Plain Sight

How we can be midwives to a huge shift in creativity, connection and citizenship