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


Tomorrow Today Streets, Creating essential micro-infrastructure for post Covid 19 neighbourhoods, TessyBritton, May 30 [1] ... Barking and Dagenham

2020[edit | edit source]

Who can be trusted to develop us? Yes, we the people. But local Trusts have been strengthening communities for decades. Covid-19 shows it's their time, May 10 [2] ...Community resources UK

Canada’s libraries step up to help vulnerable people during pandemic, Apr 22 [3]

We don’t need institutes, we need constitutes… and they should live in a Makar House, Pat Kane, Mar 16 [4] ...Scotland news

2019[edit | edit source]

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Library of Things is helping UK go zero waste, Nov 29 [5] ...Community resources UK

Cross-sector ‘third spaces’ incubate social, climate solutions, Oct 9 [6]

"Play Out Til Tea" is a great Birmingham Impact Hub idea - but their "neighbourhood of the future" is even better, Jul 21 [7]

The library of things: could borrowing everything from drills to disco balls cut waste and save money? Apr 24 [8] ...Oxfordshire

2018[edit | edit source]

Empowering Canada's Indigenous communities through coworking, Nov 12 [9]

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Strengthening and protecting what matters most by @CassieRobinson, Nov 2 [10] ...Commons

Creating the everyday commons: The need to consider space in sharing initiatives, Nov 1 [11]

If our every click boosts the profits of Big Tech, how should the people and communities benefit? UBI? UBA? Small Tech? Oct 19 [12] ...Towards sustainable economies news

The Common Room — designing a future for all ages, Oct 2 [13] ...Social inclusion UK

Why 'Social Infrastructure' Is the Key to Renewing Civil Society, Sep 11 [14] ...United States

To Restore Civil Society, Start With the Library, Sep 8 [15]

Britain’s shared spaces are vanishing, leaving us a nation of cliques, John Harris, Sep 4 [16] ...Community resources UK

Fab Labs supports local entrepreneurship with open-source and peer-to-peer production, Feb 8 [17]

Why Smart City London should be a #NetworkedCity: participatory, sharing, inclusive and accessible, Feb 9 [18]

In Vancouver, Shipping Containers are the New Tool Libraries, Jan 10 [19]

2017[edit | edit source]

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Inside Fab Lab Barcelona and the IAAC: 3D printing for the people, Oct 5 [20]

8 Lessons from the Second Annual International Lending Library Symposium, Jun 27 [21]

Craftsman donates his tools - and himself, Apr 23 [22] ...Minnesota

5 reasons why there's more to coworking spaces than just work, Apr 5 [23]

Cities Are Driving a Public Library Boom in Australia, Apr 4 [24]

5 Coworking Spaces and Business Incubators in Libraries That Support Local Workers, Apr 3 [25]

Quebec's Vacant Church Buildings Resurrected as Community Spaces, Mar 14 [26]

Little Free Library Launches 'Action Book Club' to Inspire Community Service, Mar 2 [27]

Why Nonpartisan PAC EveryLibrary Defends the Future of Libraries, Feb 30 [28] ...US news

The original heart of Memphis, Feb 17 [29] ...Tennessee

How to Welcome and Engage People in Community Spaces, Jan 10 [30]

2016[edit | edit source]

Patterns of Commoning: A Journey Through Time to the Irrigation System in Valais, Switzerland, Dec 16 [31]

How Libraries are Boldly Innovating to Meet the Needs of Changing Communities, Nov 16 [32]

Habibi.Works is a FabLab equipped with all the tools for people to unfold their potential and hone their abilities, Oct 31 [33]

Building Community Resilience from the Ground Up, Nov 10 [34]

“Introducing the Global Atlas of Innovation Spaces” by Ananse Group, Oct 7 [35]

Creative Commons' Radical Plan to Bring Joy to the Commons, Mar 23 [36]

2015[edit | edit source]

“Makerspace: Towards a New Civic Infrastructure,” Will Holman, November [37]

Doing more together, together: seeding a Collaborative Technology Alliance, November 24 [38]

Imagining the (R)Urban Commons in 2040, November 12, von Silke Helfrich [39]

Why hardware needs to go open source, October 17 [40]

2014[edit | edit source]

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How a New Dutch Library Smashed Attendance Records, Jul 21 [41]

2013[edit | edit source]

Libraries and community engagement, Jan 25 [42]

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