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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.

May 15, 2014

A New Generation of Great Public Spaces in Places You'd Least Expect

Community commons arise in places once dominated roads, railyards and parking spaces

 Free Press Pics under a CC license

May 4, 2014

How To Save Equal Access on the Internet

Publicly owned networks in cities across the US preserve net neutrality and provide quality service

A walk to the local bagel shop. (Photo by Shawn Econo under a Creative Commons license)

April 22, 2014

How to Get the World Back on Its Feet

Steps we can take to get more people walking for health and happiness

Kids playing in Chicago's Millenium Park. (Photo by Kymberly Janisch under a Creative Commons license)

April 14, 2014

Parks Are Crucial for Children and Other Living Things

Imagine growing up without playgrounds, ballfields and picnics
April 13, 2014

How Sharing Can Shift the Spirit of the Times

Shareable magazine co-founder Neal Gorenflo says the sharing economy will help us create the kind of future we want to live in
April 11, 2014

How to Revive Low-Income Neighborhoods

Tap the power of local commons-based institutions like hospitals and colleges
March 18, 2014

Sharing Revolution

Download our guide to the essential economics of the commons
February 8, 2014

Never Underestimate the Impact of Neighbors and Food

How a Toronto neighborhood came together to reclaim a city park
January 30, 2014

How Urban Design Helps or Hinders the Health of the Commons

Introducing the Sharing Cities Network
January 28, 2014

The Man Who Helped the World to Sing

Pete Seeger (1919-2014)