Reading Room Resources for Community Commons
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Reading Room Resources for Community Commons

As part of the commons creation, continuing education in commoning is essential- so the Community Commons has started developing a Reading Room. The Center of the City Commons place itself can become a “teaching place” in demonstrating sustainability technology, best practices, and green ways of living. One aspiration is that “Commoning” be included in K-12,…

The Commons and Ann Arbor
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The Commons and Ann Arbor

The Ann Arbor Community Commons Resources The notion of a Commons – the co-use and management of shared resources important to participants according to mutually agreed practices and rules – might be new to some Ann Arbor Residents, but the practice has had amazing success in communities for many years. As Ann Arbor sets out…

Commons Currency Resources
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Commons Currency Resources

“Community Medium of Exchange” Resources One of the key components of successful Commons is to establish a local value exchange system which is often known as a ‘commons currency’. Commons members come together and negotiate a value exchange of time, credit, and services, which uses resources they have on hand to enrich and support their…

Co-Cities and Commons Around the Globe
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Co-Cities and Commons Around the Globe

Co-Cities and Commons and Ann Arbor ‘Co-Cities’ who practice Commoning is a growing endeavor in major cities around the world. Many cities have developed their own unique systems that use their local resources for the good of the local citizens. Over the years, these successful cities have connected their Commons to share information and experience,…