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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.

April 24, 2007

Recycle Circus: The Commerce of a Community

Recycling is a circus in Port Reyes, California – and that's the fun of it.
April 23, 2007

São Paulo: The Advertising-Free City

São Paulo, Brazil, bans outdoor advertising.
April 12, 2007

Little League Baseball Needs to be Reclaimed for the Commons

The pressure and professionalization of big-time sports hits Little League baseball, with troubling side effects.
April 10, 2007

City Repair: Social Permaculture in Portland

Every neighborhood needs a piazza or town square: that's the mission of City Repair in Portland, Oregon.
April 3, 2007

Reflections on the Commons

Some key themes about commons, with citations
February 23, 2007

Commons Language: Provide The Words And They Will Speak

The commons is all around us, even if we don't have the words to describe it. But actions speak louder than words.
February 6, 2007

Steve Jobs, Encloser

The commons of quiet is often enclosed by new technology.