Locally-based commons build the “social wealth” of our communities. It is therefore important to create and maintain an independent business sector, inviting public spaces, local agricultural initiatives, and other vital community systems.
Local residents were involved in the creation of the Campus Martius square in downtown Detroit, and they've embraced it as one of the city's favorite places. (By Michigan Municipal League under a Creative Commons license.)
Public universities in Red States field top notch basketball teams, but state politicians in many of these states are slashing the universities' budgets. (By Brad J. Ward under a Creative Commons license.)
Heritage Park YMCA in Minneapolis caters to seniors. (By Twin Cities LISC under a Creative Commons license.)
The world's largest road runner welcomes you to Fort Stockton, Texas, a town of 8500 that has banned plastic bags. Many Texas Republicans want the state to overturn this local law. (By Dustin & Lori Slater under a Creative Commons license.)