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Community Life

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.

July 22, 2013

Connecticut Passes Commons-Based Approach to Taxing Urban Land

Turns traditional property taxes upside down by valuing community contributions to land values
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 10, 2013

How the Commons Can Make a Difference in One Community

OTC explores Winona, Minnesota
July 10, 2013

Commons Strategies Can Transform Your Hometown

Invite OTC to town to boost community connections and public life
July 9, 2013

How One Neighborhood Illuminates Our Hopes and Fears for the Future

The fate of Harter Heights and places like it everywhere matters
July 9, 2013

Down on the Corner

Our future lies in the fate of one neighborhood-- and others like it everywhere
July 5, 2013

Our New eBook: How to Design Our World for Happiness

Download our new guide to placemaking, public space, and convivial living
June 17, 2013

The Next New Economy

Jessica Conrad explores the rise of a global phe­nom­e­non in the Twin Cities
June 6, 2013

Youth Center in a Midwest Town Run as a Commons

A participant describes their model of collective ownership