Commons in the Field

Toolbox for Commons in the Field

Thank Your Local Placemaker

An innovative idea for thanking those who make our neighborhoods great

How to Design Our World for Happiness

Free download of OTC's new book: The Commons Guide to Placemaking and a Convivial Life
Articles on Commons in the Field
September 3, 2013

Great Lakes Commons Map is a Tool for Building Awareness

Paul Baines explains his crowdsourced project--and another way folks in Toronto are growing the movement
June 24, 2013

Commoning Flourishes Around the Globe

A list of commons-based efforts from Zaragoza to Berlin and everywhere in between
May 27, 2013

The Sol Collective Sows Seeds for a Brighter Future

How one organization boosts the commons in Sacramento, California
May 27, 2013

A Grassroots Initiative Enlivens the Commons in West Marin

How West Marin Commons has preserved and enhanced the California commons from its charming beginnings
May 24, 2013

Protecting Drinking Water by Preventing Pollution in Upstream Communities

Latin American water leaders discuss commons approach for safe water
April 25, 2013

A Review of Shiney Varghese's "Water Governance for 21st Century"

Lessons from Water Trading in the U.S. and Australia
March 27, 2013

Bring On the Commons to Your College Campus or Community

Raising awareness of the commons is crucial for our future
March 26, 2013

On the Commons Goes to College

Good questions from our recent campus visits
January 8, 2013

It's All Happening at the Park

More than ever, we need common ground where all kinds of people can interact, learn and have fun
November 29, 2012

Reclaiming the Great Lakes as a Commons

A new approach to protecting water for everyone--including future generations
November 29, 2012

Tar Sands Threaten Environment a Thousand Miles Away

As many as 17 oil refinery expansions are being considered around the Great Lakes
November 27, 2012

To Change the System, We Must Start Everywhere at Once

Insights from Commons Solutions Lab participants and Network members on how to advance commons work
November 27, 2012

Voices from the Commons Movement

Learn about work that’s already underway
October 24, 2012

Words and Works from Great Lakes Gathering Participants

Read observations from Great Lakes gathering participants on the state of the Great Lakes and our time together