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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.

December 2, 2013

A New Way to Make Housing Affordable for Nonprofit Workers

Foundation House in San Francisco experiments with a commons-based housing model
November 18, 2013

Why Peer Production Thrives in the Field of Theater Arts

Using Internet-enabled networks, HowlRound creates a knowledge commons for the benefit of all
October 27, 2013

Discovering the Good Life

Measure your quality-of-life with the commons checklist
October 23, 2013

Public Beats Private

Six reasons why privatization simply doesn't work
October 9, 2013

Renew the Commons, Recharge Your Life

Take time to hear, see, feel and share what’s all around us
September 24, 2013

Taxi Rides Go Communal

Bandwagon brings ride-sharing to cabs in NYC
August 26, 2013

When Civil Disobedience Becomes Law Enforcement

Applying the public trust doctrine to protect us from climate change
July 20, 2013

Connections, Community and the Pursuit of the Commons

Why public life and good places matter so much
July 20, 2013

How to Create Wealth: Monetary, Spiritual or Psychic

Jonathan Rowe's brilliant meditation on the shared, non-commercialized realms of life
July 5, 2013

Our New eBook: How to Design Our World for Happiness

Download our new guide to placemaking, public space, and convivial living