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Most elements of the commons are global, transcending the sovereignty of any nation. There is a pressing need for international agreements on managing common resources such as air, water, the internet, airwaves and other essential parts of our lives. Examples of tags: global commons, trade, economic development.

July 25, 2011

The Good Life, Italian Style

Emilia-Romagna, a hotbed of cooperatives, boasts one of the highest standards of living in Europe
July 19, 2011

What Happens When You Open the Streets for People

An outbreak of smiles on everyone's face-- and more
June 30, 2011

Does Making Streets into Commons "Irk" Drivers--or Enliven Cities?

Zurich--famous for its conservatism--shows how to create a city for everyone
June 27, 2011

Toasting a Major Victory for the Water Commons

Italian voters overwhelmingly reject water privatization
June 23, 2011

How Aid Projects Can Do More Good Over the Long Term

Development agencies love to cut the ribbon on new projects, but is that what's best?
June 6, 2011

Rise of Commons Transforms a Rust Belt City

Report from the Future: South Bend, Indiana, in 2035
May 25, 2011

Privatizing the Police

A comedy video from the BBC with a bite of reality
May 23, 2011

What is the Future of the Great Lakes?

A commons belonging to all, not a resource for a few
April 20, 2011

Walking for Water

Highlighting threats to our water, Indigenous people carry water from four corners of the continent to Lake Superior