Commons in the Field

Toolbox for Commons in the Field

5 Ways to Save the Commons on Your Campus

It starts with thinking of yourself as a commoner

The Great Lakes Commons Gathering

September 30th – October 2nd, 2012

The Commons Network Form

Use this form to join the network
Articles on Commons in the Field
January 4, 2012

12 Reasons You'll Be Hearing More About the Commons

The time is ripe for more sharing, collaboration and solidarity
Dawn at Lake Superior
January 1, 2012

The History of Our Water Commons

And how the Great Lakes Commons Initiative came to be
Boycott the Bottle
January 1, 2012

Reclaiming the Great Lakes as a Commons

Who will define the future of the Great Lakes?
December 13, 2011

Occupy Economics Departments

Conventional economists have a lot to answer for but will they listen?
November 30, 2011

Beloved Commons That Are Not Actually Commons

Support your favorite local, independent shops
October 29, 2011

Changing the World One Block at a Time

The neighborhood is a powerful—but often overlooked—tool for social improvement
October 15, 2011

The Architect Has No Clothes

Why so much modern design looks harsh and feels inhospitable
September 18, 2011

Great Green Public Spaces Right Under Our Noses

Cemeteries were once used like parks, which is beginning to happen again
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

Commons-Based Community Investment Strategies

Designing a framework for investing in local food systems
April 16, 2011

Designing the Commons Into Our Everyday Lives

Pocket neighborhoods bring us together within our neighborhoods
March 3, 2011

What is Commoning, Anyway?

Activating the power of social cooperation to get things done-- and bring us together
Smith Street in Brooklyn
March 3, 2011

How You Can Become a Commoner

It starts with commoning—the natural act of connecting with others to find security, convenience and fun
Sidewalk in Vienna
July 1, 2010

Takin' It to the Streets

Those who want to restrict the free flow of pedestrians will crush the vitality of our cities.