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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.

June 25, 2012

From Middle East to Wall Street, Justice Depends on Public Spaces

What happens when people have no place to gather as citizens?
June 12, 2012

Commons Champion: Elinor Ostrom (1933-2012)

Winner of the Nobel Prize for her seminal work on shared resources
June 11, 2012

12 Steps to a Commons-based Society

Notes from James Quilligan's Landmark London Seminars
May 31, 2012

An Introduction to Green Governance

Ecological Survival, Human Rights, and the Law of the Commons
May 8, 2012

The Role of Commons Animateurs

Illuminating new possibilities and solutions
Annie Leonard
May 4, 2012

An Introduction to Animating the Commons

Who are commons animateurs--and how do they exercise leadership for social change?
May 2, 2012

Reclaiming May Day as a Commons Holiday

Protesters around the world rallied for economic equity May 1
May 1, 2012

Commons Strategies

April 30, 2012

Handy Tools for Achieving Commons Based Solutions

10 Questions for working together
March 5, 2012

Biggest Gift the Commons has Received in a Long Time

New videos from Occupy Wall Street's Commons Forum