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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.

The Man Who Helped the World to Sing

January 28, 2014 | by Jay Walljasper

Pete Seeger (1919-2014)

The Fall and Rise of Great Public Spaces

August 5, 2012 | by Jay Walljasper

Why we need parks, streetlife, squares, markets, trails, community gardens and other hang outs more than ever

The Man Who Helped the World to Sing

January 28, 2014 | By Jay Walljasper

Pete Seeger (1919-2014)

The Fall and Rise of Great Public Spaces

August 5, 2012 | By Jay Walljasper

Why we need parks, streetlife, squares, markets, trails, community gardens and other hang outs more than ever

Is Mitt Romney a Commoner?

April 6, 2012 | By Jay Walljasper

Republicans claim that volunteers can replace government services. Not without strongly pro-commons policies.

Why I Call Myself a Commoner

March 7, 2012 | By Harriet Barlow

A Day in the Life of Harriet Barlow

Caring for Those Who Care

January 18, 2012 | By Jay Walljasper

Parents, teachers, nurses, volunteers, day care providers, social workers are the backbone of our social commons

Rise of Commons Transforms a Rust Belt City

June 6, 2011 | By Jay Walljasper

Report from the Future: South Bend, Indiana, in 2035

51 (Mostly) Simple Ways to Spark a Commons Revolution

April 25, 2011 | By Jay Walljasper

What you can do to make a better world

How You Can Become a Commoner

March 3, 2011 | By Julie Ristau

It starts with commoning—the natural act of connecting with others to find security, convenience and fun

The Hyde Square Task Force

February 9, 2011 | by Jay Walljasper

The Hyde Square Task Force is by far and away one of the most promising community success stories.

Commoners Continue to Occupy Rome's Teatro Valle

July 28, 2014 | By Jay Walljasper

Why breaking the law is sometimes the highest form of legality

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