Venturesome travelers are using the web—and the couches of strangers—to create an international gift economy of hospitality.
Fed up with Facebook's commercialism, four NYU students have created an open source, peer-to-peer alternative: Diaspora.
We’re sharing more things, more deeply, with more people. Why sharing is the answer to some of today’s biggest questions.
When a water main broke, Bostonians got a glimpse of the best and worst responses to a disruption in the flow of a basic necessity.
Is the shortest distance between two points all that life is about? The City Repair Project doesn’t think so. They’re helping people imagine and create lively public spaces–starting with your local intersection.
Interview with the co-founder of the City Repair Project, a Portland group that helps neighbors turn public spaces into gathering places.
Portland, Ore. is the home of the Village Building Convergence, an annual event that draws on the power and creativity of neighbors to build the places they'd like to live.
How can we protect public services while stopping the "Great Tax Shift" from corporations and the wealthy to the middle class and small businesses?
In Haiti, sharing communities are proving more shock-proof in the wake of disaster than market-based economies.
Advice on how to govern our commons by Nobel winner Elinor Ostrom.
The newest Nobel Laureate in Economics has built her career on the science of cooperation.
The tradition of Carnival teaches us that resistance to the status quo can be a pleasure and an adventure.
Did you think most clean energy technology is locked up by patent holders? The Global Innovation Commons lists thousands of energy-saving technologies already in the public domain.