Inside Occupy Wall Street’s Nearly Last Night
by Olivia RosaneOct 15, 2011
- What was it like to be in Zuccotti Park in the hours before the owners’ planned eviction of protesters?
The Resilient Library
by Cat JohnsonSep 30, 2011
- Even in a time when libraries are facing steep cuts, we’re using them more than ever—in more ways than ever.
Living Right on the “Wrong” Side of Town
by Corbyn HightowerSep 07, 2011
- When Corbyn Hightower’s financial world fell apart, a ragtag community came together to show how lively neighborhoods grow new livelihoods.
Arrivederci, Water Profiteers
by Daniel MossJul 22, 2011
- “Water is a common good.” Why 96 percent of Italian voters rejected their government’s push for water privatization.
“God is What Happens When Humanity is Connected”
Jul 19, 2011
- Jim Gilliam: Why the Internet is my religion.
Harnessing the Multiplier Effect
by Nathanael MasseyJun 17, 2011
- We're all familiar with vicious cycles. But what happens when solutions build on each other?
The Public Library Manifesto
by David MorrisMay 06, 2011
- Why libraries matter, and how we can save them.
Don’t Get Fooled Again: Writing Our Own Economic Future
by Sarah ByrnesApr 20, 2011
- My neighbors and I know we can't go back to the old economy. But what can we do to build a new one?
by Kim EckartApr 10, 2011
- Do you ride the bus? Use the library? Walk on the sidewalk? Congratulations—you're already part of the commons movement.
How to Design a Neighborhood for Happiness
by Jay WalljasperApr 04, 2011
- The way we design our communities plays a huge role in how we experience our lives.
What to Pack for Disaster—And What to Leave Behind
by Rebecca SolnitMar 30, 2011
- Rebecca Solnit: When disaster strikes, don't forget your compassion and critical thinking—but leave your panic, cliches, and stereotypes at the door.
In it Together: Organizing a Common Security Club
by Sarah ByrnesFeb 24, 2011
- How to overcome the obstacles and cultivate a caring, supportive community group in the face of tough economic times.
People, Power, and Public Spaces
by Jay WalljasperFeb 22, 2011
- What the privatization of public spaces has to do with our likelihood of taking to the streets.
EcoTipping Points: Strategies for Shifting from Decline to Restoration
by Gerald MartenJan 26, 2011
- The EcoTipping Points Project has documented more than 100 stories of environmental recovery in communities around the world. What do these success stories have in common?
The Not-So-Neutral Net
by Jenn EttingerJan 24, 2011
- The FCC’s new rules on Net Neutrality open the Internet to corporate discrimination. But it’s not too late to preserve Internet freedom.