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Science and Health

Science is fundamentally a collective pursuit of knowledge through open sharing and collaboration over many generations. Advances in health care and wellness also flow from public research and healing traditions that belong to us all. An urgent challenge of out time is finding a better balance between commerce and the commons in these critical areas that profoundly affect everyone.

Healthy living conditions and community cohesion boost everyone's health. (Photo by Project for Public Spaces)

July 8, 2014

It Takes A Village to Stay Healthy

Personal health and community health linked in three projects in the Twin Cities

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
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
October 23, 2013

Public Beats Private

Six reasons why privatization simply doesn't work
October 7, 2013

Let Red States Opt Out of Obamacare

In the long run, it will improve everyone's health
September 29, 2013

Getting America Back on Its Feet

Launching a walking movment to strenghten our health and communities
July 25, 2013

Nature is an Open-Source Commons

Andreas Weber's idea of Enlivenment rejects Social Darwinism and theories that call nature inert matter
June 17, 2013

A Huge Win for the Commons

US Supreme Court rules human genes cannot be patented
April 30, 2013

The Real Tragedy

Ecological ruin stems from what happens to--not what is caused by--the commons
February 9, 2013

Germs We Share

Flu season reminds us once again that public health is a commons we all depend on