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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.

January 17, 2014

The Power of Sharing Hits the Streets

How bike sharing benefits even people who already own bikes
January 13, 2014

The National Treasure in Your Neighborhood

City parks are part of the fabric of happy lives
December 26, 2013

2013: The Year Bike Sharing Came of Age

Once dismissed as a hippy-dippy dream, bike sharing is now reality in New York, Chicago and other cities
December 8, 2013

Walking as a Way of Life

A new movement for health and happiness depends on creating more commons where we can easily walk
December 2, 2013

A New Way to Make Housing Affordable for Nonprofit Workers

Foundation House in San Francisco experiments with a commons-based housing model
November 19, 2013

Yes to Amazon.com. No to the Public!

Welcome to the new post office
November 11, 2013

A Vision for Architecture as More Than the Sum of Its Parts

How Modernist Fundamentalism degrades the human and natural environment
November 10, 2013

Vancouver Values Sharing

85 percent of residents say in a new survey that they share with peers
November 5, 2013

Time is Running Out to Save the Post Office

5 steps to revive a valuable public institution--and why it matters
October 27, 2013

Discovering the Good Life

Measure your quality-of-life with the commons checklist