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.
(Photo by Ann under a Creative Commons license)
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.)