Toolbox for Equity

Equity is Essential

8 ideas about how to advance equity in commons work

Nine Core Commons Principles

The importance of belonging, participating, creating, restoring, redefining
Articles on Equity
November 29, 2012

Reclaiming the Great Lakes as a Commons

A new approach to protecting water for everyone--including future generations
August 11, 2012

Low-income People Need Public Spaces the Most

Parks, squares, sidewalks, transit, schools and community centers are commons that can be used by all
Annie Leonard
May 4, 2012

An Introduction to Animating the Commons

Who are commons animateurs--and how do they exercise leadership for social change?
Water Dances
May 3, 2012

Equity and the Commons

Under what conditions will commons solutions advance racial, social, and economic equity?
February 16, 2012

Economic Security Beyond Jobs

Let's pay dividends to everyone from our common wealth
January 19, 2012

Challenging the Republican's Five Myths on Inequality

The Republican position on inequality rests on five statements, all false.
December 14, 2011

Water Belongs to All of Us

The Detroit People’s Water Board isn’t waiting for someone else to solve Detroit’s water problems
December 13, 2011

Occupy Economics Departments

Conventional economists have a lot to answer for but will they listen?
July 27, 2011

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

Whites are now 20 times wealthier than African-Americans on average
June 10, 2011

Three Tenets of the Commons

A new video with Jay Walljasper, author of All That We Share: A Field Guide to the Commons
reclaim the commons
December 3, 2010

Twelve Commons Dispatches for These Times

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
Climate Justice Contingent
July 30, 2010

On the Commons and the 2010 U.S. Social Forum

June 2010 – Detroit, Michigan
The Commons is About Commoning
April 28, 2009

The Commons is About 'Commoning'

Professor Louis Wolcher's impassioned video on the "meaning of the commons."
Enrique Peñalosa
August 13, 2006

Latin American Mayor Fights for Equal Access to Happiness

Enrique Peñalosa improved the lives of Bogotá's poor