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A more expansive view of belonging fosters broader understandings of what ownership means and new structures for how it works.

It's All Happening at the Park

January 8, 2013 | by Jay Walljasper

More than ever, we need common ground where all kinds of people can interact, learn and have fun


Reclaiming the Great Lakes as a Commons

November 29, 2012 | By Alexa Bradley & Julie Ristau

A new approach to protecting water for everyone--including future generations

An Introduction to Animating the Commons

May 4, 2012 | By On the Commons Team

Who are commons animateurs--and how do they exercise leadership for social change?

Equity and the Commons

May 3, 2012 | By On the Commons Team

Under what conditions will commons solutions advance racial, social, and economic equity?

Economic Security Beyond Jobs

February 16, 2012 | By Peter Barnes

Let's pay dividends to everyone from our common wealth

The Commons Offers Hope for Healing America's Racial & Class Divide

July 27, 2011 | By Dedrick Muhammad & Chuck Collins

Whites are now 20 times wealthier than African-Americans on average

Twelve Commons Dispatches for These Times

December 3, 2010 | By Alexa Bradley & Julie Ristau

Drawing from our work with the commons, we offer the following ideas and observations that we believe can help us constructively and creatively make the most out of this movement moment

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

January 23, 2006 | By Jay Walljasper

Public Life in Private Places


A Framework for the Commons

July 10, 2012 | By On the Commons Team

Nine Core Commons Principles

April 30, 2012 | By On the Commons Team

The importance of belonging, participating, creating, restoring, redefining