Carrots and other vegetables for sale at Ballard Sunday Farmers' Market, Ballard Avenue (historic district), Ballard, Seattle, Washington. July 2007. Attribution: Joe Mabel

CASwiki news articles have a focus on news of community action for sustainability. This article is an offshoot from Commons and is for news and comment in that global or international context.


  • Many things can be a commons - even an ageing commercial oldies radio station. How Radio Kingston (covering NY and the Hudson Valley) became its community's mirror, Jun 18 [1]

2020[edit | edit source]

They stopped a toxic relief road. So why not use that energy to establish a forest commons? An empowering tale from North Yorkshire, Jul 29 [2]

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Universal Basic Everything by @TessyBritton, May 30 [3] ...Towards sustainable economies UK news

From TINA (there is no alternative) to TAPAS (there are plenty of alternatives!). Commons, and commoning, just keeps on bubbling up, May 27 [4]

Coronavirus is compelling the rise of the "emergency" or "urgency" commons—free, vital and fun stuff, provided cosmo-locally, Mar 17 [5] ...Corona Solidarity Initiatives [6]

Wikipedia Is the Last Best Place on the Internet, Richard Cooke, Feb 17 [7]

Returning Land Back to the Commons, Feb 10 [8] ...East Midlands

Launching the Civic Capital Movement by Dark Matter Labs, Jan 21 [9]

2019[edit | edit source]

Plunder of the commons: compensate the commoners! Sep 13 [10]

Building a fair art market in a sharing economy, Apr 29 [11] ...Arts, sport and culture

2018[edit | edit source]

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What Italian cities can teach us about how to establish urban commons - and their value, Nov 19 [12]

Shared Spaces: New Paper on Urban Commons, Nov 16 [13] ...Europe news

Strengthening and protecting what matters most by @CassieRobinson, Nov 2 [14]

Creating the everyday commons: The need to consider space in sharing initiatives, Nov 1 [15]

City of Barcelona Kicks Out Microsoft in Favor of Linux and Open Source, Jan 12 [16]

2017[edit | edit source]

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The City Taking the Commons to Heart, Nov 25 [17] ...Ghent

9 Awesome Urban Commons Projects in Ghent, Aug 17 [18]

Ghent's Quick Rise as a Sustainable, Commons-Based Sharing City, Aug 9 [19]

Civic Commons: Spreading opportunity to the whole city, Jul 10 [20] ...Pennsylvania

Sharing Cities: Using Urban Data to Reclaim Public Space as a Commons, Jun 5 [21] ...Citizens data initiative

Can Commons Thinking Break into the European Mainstream? Jun 2 [22]

Five Practical Guidelines for Achieving a Commons Transition, May 17 [23]

"The Commons is neither the resource, the community that gathers around it, nor the protocols for its stewardship, but the dynamic interaction between all these elements. An example is Wikipedia." As is Community action for sustainability / CASwiki
"Pool resources wherever possible: Pooling — or in other words “the commons” — should be at the heart of the productive and societal system."

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Patterns of Commoning: Farm Hack: A Commons for Agricultural Innovation, May 15 [24] ...Food news 2012 - 2017

Commons Governance as a Means and an End, May 15 [25] see also: South Korea, California, Massachusetts

Creative Commons' New Strategy for a Collaborative Organizational Structure, May 10 [26]

Commons Transition and P2P: a Primer, May 9 [27]

Cities as a commons: Sharing vision, resources and power - Cities for People, May 4 [28]

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The Urban Common Spaces That Show Us We Belong to Something Larger, May 3 [29] ...Berlin

Nine Key Political Propositions for Building the Commons, May 5 [30]

Excerpt from Creative Commons' Upcoming Book — 'Made with Creative Commons', May 1 [31]

Our biggest report yet: State of the Commons 2016, Apr 28 [32]

Point d’étape Chambre des Communs de Lille, Apr 15 [33]

The Future of the Commons is an Open Planet, Laura Hilliger, Apr 7 [34]

The Nidiaci Garden of Florence, an Oasis of Commoning in a Busy City, Mar 28 [35] ...Italy news

The Greek Left Takes Stock of the Commons, Mar 1 [36]

Dispatches from the Commons Assembly, Feb 1 [37]

What the P2P Foundation did in 2016, Jan 18 [38]

How Can We Redesign Cities as Shared Spaces? Jan 9 [39]

What is the Commons Transition? Jan 6 [40]

2016[edit | edit source]

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Slovenia adds water to constitution as fundamental right for all, Nov 18 [41]

10 Ways to Accelerate the Peer-to-Peer and Commons Economy, Aug 1 [42]

The Sustainability Commons: Using Open Source Design to Address Climate Change, Jun 8 [43]

The Commons Collaborative Economy explodes in Barcelona, Apr 18 [44]

Creative Commons' Radical Plan to Bring Joy to the Commons, Mar 23 [45]

2014[edit | edit source]

Regional Food Commons as a Systemic Answer, March 18 [46]

2011[edit | edit source]

What is Commoning, Anyway? Activating the power of social cooperation to get things done-- and bring us together, Mar 3 [47]

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