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Catalan Integral CooperativeGoveranceRegionCataloniaTowards a first stateless commons transition plan: a partnership of P2P-F with the Catalan Integral Cooperative
World of CommonsGoveranceCommonsItalyWorld of Commons is an experiement ttrying to collect national and international best practices on the goverance of commons.
VillageTownsGoveranceVillageGlobalThere is no developer. Instead the VillageTown Stewards and Company establishes a civitas corporation, (the ViTo) whose role is to enable and empower the people & communities that form the VillageTown, and is then owned by its citizens. The net profits of each VillageTown stays with the ViTo to provide for long-term economic, social and cultural wellbeing.
Green Bay PackersGovernanceSportsGreen Bay, WI, USAThe Packers are the only non-profit, community-owned major league professional sports team in the United States.
Aurea SocialCatalan, CatellanoGovernanceRegionCataloniaAureaSocial is a project of the Cooperativa Integral Catalana . Care for the creation and development of tools and resources that facilitate autonomy , empowerment (both personal and collective) and local self-governance . It is a way to take control of our lives , enabling the stable development of social projects organized from below.
Food CommonsGovernanceFoodUnited StatesThe Food Commons model will leverage, support and enhance existing and emerging regional food system initiatives to offer the American public a wide range of benefits that are not widely distributed in our current food system.
Heritable Innovation TrustGovernanceCommonsGlobal“An innovative scheme that enables indigenous peoples to retain control over their knowledge and culture, selectively granting access through enduring relationships.
Le Citta Come Beni CommuniGovernanceMunicipalBologna, Italy " The city commons " is intended to make the participation of citizens in the care of the commons a hallmark of the administration of Bologna, including mechanisms for public involvement in such activities . This will be achieved by acting on two main areas : on the one hand a work on the functioning of the municipal administration to make organizational charts, procedures and regulations geared to the ability of citizens to take action for the care of the commons , on the other hand the operational testing of forms management of civic public spaces on three areas of the city, selected through the full involvement of neighborhoods.
Zapatista Escuelita textbooks on Autonomous GovernmentGovernanceCommunityOnlineSeveral textbooks in Spanish and English about community self-governance
Allegeny Land Trust InfrastructureLandAllegeny County, Pennsylvania, USAAllegheny Land Trust 's mission is to serve as the lead land trust conserving and stewarding lands that support the scenic, recreational and environmental well-being of communities in Allegheny County and its environs.
Athens Wireless Metropolitan NetworkInfrastructureInternetAthens, GreeceStarted in 2002 in Athens Greece, Athens Wireless Metropolitan Network (AWMN) is a grassroots wireless community, taking advantage of new, state of the art wireless technologies, to connect people and services. The network comprises 1120 backbone nodes (as of Aug, 2010) and more than 2900 client computers connect to it. - Wikipedia
Bank of North DakotaInfrastructureBankNorth Dakota, USAIn partnership with more than 100 other North Dakota financial institutions, Bank of North Dakota continues to meet and expand its 90-plus year mission to promote the development of agriculture, commerce and industry in North Dakota.
Blackland Community Development CorporationInfrastructureLandAustin, Texas, USAThe Blackland Community Development Corporation (BCDC) was incorporated in August 1983 as a non-profit, 501 (c) 3 corporation in the State of Texas. The boundaries of the Blackland Neighborhood are Comal Street on the west, Chestnut Avenue on the east, MLK Boulevard on the south, and Manor Road on the north. They provide affordable and transitional housing.
Chatanooga’s ultra fast public broadbandInfrastructureInternetChatanooga, TNEPB, the city-owned utility formerly named Electric Power Board
Common Good BankInfrastructureBank“A community-based bank that "combines the spirit of a credit union with the power and growth potential of a stock savings bank."  Deposits, investments, and profits are tracked separately for each community, and members decide how to allocate profits to schools and other nonprofits.”
Common Land & Village Greens in Blackburn & Darwen MoorInfrastructureLandUnited KingdomCommon land & village greens in Blackburn & Darwen Moor and also in the parishes of Tockholes and Yate and Pickup Bank.. About 4% of England and Wales is common land, much of it on open uncultivated uplands.
Commons MachineryInfrastructureLicensesOnline
Building the Infrastructure of the Commons.
Commons Machinery is building the infrastructed needed to ensure that contextual information about a digital work is never lost. This will safeguard information such as the attribution, the terms of use and where it was created, persistently associating a creator with her creation. Commons Machinery's services, building on this infrastructure, will include voluntary notifications of use and automatic attribution. We release everything as free and open source software for others to build upon.
Community GardensInfrastructureFoodUnpack collection of commons
Community Land Trust DirecoryInfrastructureLandUnpack collection of commons
Community Land Trust in England and WalesInfrastructureLandUnpack collection of commons,-2.416992&spn=4.685912,9.338379&z=6&source=embed&dg=feature
Cornwall Common LandInfrastructureLandCornwall, EnglandCommon Land & Village Greens in Cornwall.
Creative Commons InfrastructureLicensesOnlineCreative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools.
Devon Common LandInfrastructureLandDevon, EnglandCommon Land & Village Greens in Devon
East Feast Food ForestInfrastructureFoodAustin, Texas, USAEast Feast is a community network of diverse neighbors in Austin, TX. We connect people and resources, grow food and community, and celebrate the power of neighbors rooted in our land and our history to create a healthy future for all. By establishing edible landscaping in public rights of way, public parks, and even front yards, cities and their citizens can make more productive use of cultivable land through civic agriculture.
Land Trust DirectoryInfrastructureLandUnpack collection of commons
Local currenciesInfrastructureCurrencyUnpack collection of commons
National Community Land Trust NetworkInfrastructureLandCommunity Land TrustUnited StatesWhether you’re looking to start a CLT or you’re an experienced practitioner, the Network offers help for you to take the next step in your work. We support the ongoing knowledge and skill building of our members
National Community Land Trust NetworkInfrastructureLandUnited StatesUnpack collection of commons
North Carolina Coastal Land TrustInfrastructureLandLand TurstNorth Carolina, USAThe North Carolina Coastal Land Trust works with landowners to conserve lands with scenic, recreational, historic and/or ecological value. Our mission is to enrich the coastal communities of our state through the acquisition of open space and natural areas, conservation education and the promotion of good land stewardship.
North Carolina Land TrustsInfrastructureLandNorth Carolina, USAFor more than 20 years, the Conservation Trust for North Carolina has helped save the places you love – streams, forests, farms, scenic vistas, wildlife habitat, parks, and trails. We work with local land trusts, landowners, communities, and government agencies to protect these natural treasures – forever.
North Carolina Land TrustsInfrastructureLandNorth Carolina, USAUnpack collection of commons
Open Data CommonsInfrastructureLicensesOnlineA project launhed by the Open Knowledge Foundation in March 2008 to provide an open data license, the Public Domain Dedication and License (PDDL).
St. Louis Public Media CommonsInfrastructureMedia St. Louis, Missouri, USPublic Media Commons in St. Louis, is a unique 9,000–square-foot outdoor media environment located between Nine Network and St. Louis Public Radio that features two-story–high video walls and 5-foot interactive touch screens.
InternetInfrastructureInternetOnlineThe topic of the internet as a commons needs serious unpacking! Lots of research to do here.
Local PowerInfrastructureEnergyUnited KingdomDirectory of Local Power groups. LocalPower is an easy way to find community groups providing practical responses to climate change, peak oil and environmental crises. Unpack into individual commons.
SymbaInfrastructureCurrencySymba is a complementary currency for the region. Owned by a coop and created by a shared governance, the goal is for us to create a network of trust able to give credit to eachother without interest. We need your voice and your support
WeTapInfrastructureWaterOnlineWeTap is a participatory sensing campgian geared towards identifying, describing and mapping public drinking fountains.
Alternative currenciesInfrastuctureCurrencyUnpack collection of commons
Community Supported AgricultureInfructureFoodUnpack collection of commons
Austin Time Exchange NetworkLaborTime exchangeAustin, Texas, USAThe Austin Time Exchange Network (ATEN) provides a complementary currency that enables members to build community through the exchange of services.
Baby Sitting ExchangeLaborTime exchangeUnited StatesTrade babysitting and other tasks within your communities.
Coop DirectoryLaborCoopUnpack collection of commons
Coop DirectoryLaborCoopUnpack collection of commons
Cooperative DirectoriesLaborCoopUnpack collection of commons
Find.CoopLaborCoopUnpack collection of commons
GigoingLaborTime exchangeGlobalGlobal worktrade network
List of CooperativesLaborCoopUnpack collection of commons
Time BanksLaborTime exchangeUnpack collection of commons
TimeBanksLaborTime exchangeUnpack collection of commons
AcequiasNatureWaterNew Mexico“The historic communal irrigation systems that protect water as a community resource in New Mexico and strengthen the farming and ranching traditions of thousands of families.”
Alaskan Permanent Fund NatureOil & Gas AlaskaAll Alaskans share in the profits made from oil production by the State.
Amsterdam CanalsNatureWaterAmsterdamIt’s rumored that there is collaborative governance of the canals. Needs to be confirmed and researched.
Buffalo CommonsNatureLandUnited StatesThe Buffalo Commons is a cultural and social movement for positive, restorative social and ecological change on the Great Plains. A project of the Great Plains Restoration Council.
Canal & River Trust NatureWaterEngland & WalesIn an increasingly fast-paced and crowded world, our historic canals and rivers provide a local haven for people and nature. We’re the charity entrusted with the care of 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales.
Cherokee Nation Seed BankNatureFoodCherokee NationThe Cherokee Nation keeps an inventory of seeds from rare breeds of corn, beans, squash, gourds, Trail of Tears beads and tobacco, traditionally used for Cherokee customs. They distribute them to tribe members annually.
Corktown CommonNatureLandToronto, Ontario, CanadaCorktown Common is a park in the south eastern portion of the West Don Lands neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada which opened in 2013.
Global Crop Diversity TrustNatureFoodThe Global Crop Diversity Trust is an independent international organization working to guarantee the conservation of crop diversity. Forever.
Grand Canyon TrustNatureEcosystemArizona, USAThe mission of the Grand Canyon Trust is to protect and restore the Colorado Plateau — its spectacular landscapes, flowing rivers, clean air, diversity of plants and animals, and areas of beauty and solitude.
Great Lakes CommonsNatureWaterNorth AmericaThe Great Lakes Commons Initiative is a grassroots effort to establish the Great Lakes as a living commons — shared waters that we all take care of and protect in perpetuity.
Headlines International Dark Sky ParkNatureLandThe Park contains approximately 550 acres of pristine woodlands, more than two miles of undeveloped Lake Michigan shoreline and many species of rare and endangered plant life. Visitors to the Headlands may experience sightings of the many wild animals native to the area including: bald eagles, osprey, white tail deer, wild turkeys, coyotes and occasionally a black bear. Marked nature trails guide hikers, bicyclists, cross-country skiers, and nature photographers to experience the park throughout the changing seasons.
Moon & other planetsNatureOuter spaceOuter spaceTreaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies
Marley CommonNatureLandUnited KingdomMarley Common in West Sussex, is a mixed broadleaf woodland and open heath.
Milwaukee Water CommonsNatureWaterMilwaukee, WI, USAThe Milwaukee Water Commons project has been undertaken to surface broader leadership, community partnerships, and momentum for fresh work regarding Milwaukee’s water future.
Old Growth Forest ProjectNatureLandGuelph, Ontario, CanadaThe Old-Growth Forest Project aims to create a sanctuary for both people and wildlife by restoring a 40-hectare parcel of Ignatius Jesuit Centre land to vibrant forest and wetland communities with their associated cold water creek.
Open Food FoundationNatureFoodGlobal“The Open Food Foundation has been established to accumulate and protect a commons of open source knowledge, code, applications and platforms to support the proliferation of fair and sustainable food systems in Australia and beyond.
Open Food NetworkNatureFoodGlobalIt is a free and open source project aimed at supporting diverse food enterprises and making it easy to access local and sustainable food.
Potato ParkNatureFoodPeruOn top of a rugged Andean mountain situated high in Peru’s Cusco region, on 30,000 acres of conserved land known as Parque de la Papa (Spanish for “Potato Park”), indigenous farmers met in late April to discuss conditions they feared were threatening their ancestral lands.
Potso Dog ParkNatureLandTigard, SwedenPublic dog park protected by the Trust for Public Land
Rome’s Rebel LakeNatureWaterRome, ItalyEarlier this summer activists in Rome won the right to self-manage a vast lake in the city’s capital, effectively expropriating a private company from prime real estate. From marches and public debates to concerts and open dinners their campaign is an inspiring example of a rebel city at work.
Seed Savers ExchangeNatureFoodGlobalSince 1975, Seed Savers Exchange has encouraged thousands of gardeners to save and share seeds as amateurs.
Svalbard Global Seed VaultNatureFoodSvalbard, NorwayA vast collection of seeds from seed collections around the globe that are intended as backup resources in the event of major natural disasters, war or simply a lack of resources.;;
474 Free Art BooksOpenMediaOnlineOffered by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum
AS220 OpenArtProvidence, RIAS220 is an artist-run organization committed to providing an unjuried and uncensored forum for the arts.
Beehive CollectiveOpenArtMachias, METhe Beehive Design Collective is a wildly motivated, all-volunteer, activist arts collective dedicated to “cross-pollinating the grassroots” by creating collaborative, anti-copyright images for use as educational and organizing tools. We work as word-to-image translators of complex global stories, shared with us through conversations with affected communities.
Berliner PoolOpenArtBerlin, GermanyBerlinerpool is a non-for-profit platform for artists, curators, art managers and spaces of Berlin supported by a physical documentation archive of its members, taking the shape of a research center on Berlin-based art. With a collaborative approach, berlinerpool explores the interdependencies implicit in the process of making culture at large, bringing people closer by sharing resources, exchanging knowledge, and mapping contemporary concerns.
Digital archives from the VaticanOpenKnowledgeUnpack collection of commons
Free Music ArchiveOpenMusicOnlineThe Free Music Archive is an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads directed by WFMU, the most renowned freeform radio station in America.
FreeRangeStockOpenMediaPhotographyOnlineFree and Royalty-Free stock photos, suggested by EditCassandra.
Great free imagesOpenMediaUnpack collection of commons
Jamendo OpenMusicOnline“Luxembourg-based music site of more than 270,000 tracks and 20,000 albums that can be copied and shared for free.
Virtual Art LibrariesOpenArtUnpack collection of commons
International Music Score Library ProjectOpenMusicOnline“A wiki-style collaborative library of music scores available for free downloads via the Internet.
MusopenOpenMusicOnline“A collaborative and crowdsourcing website that compiles music recordings, sheet music, and textbooks for free public use, without copyright restrictions.
Project GutenbergOpenKnowledgeOnline“The first and largest single repository of public-domain e-books, available for download for free to computers and various electronic book-readers.  Started by Michael Hart in 1971.
Public Domain ReviewOpenOnlineFounded in 2011, The Public Domain Review is an online journal and not-for-profit project dedicated to promoting and celebrating the public domain in all its richness and variety. - See more at:
Street Art in Austin TexasOpenArtAustin, Texas, USAA curated collection of public street art
TateOpenArtTate holds the national collection of British art from 1500 to the present day and international modern and contemporary art
VODOOpenMedia“A project to help creators promote and distribute their freely shareable independent films, music and books using peer-to-peer technology, a "Distribution Coalition" of partner-websites -- DISCO -- and an internal currency known as DO (as in Homer Simpson's "Doh!").
Wellcome Trust LibraryOpenMediaOnline100,000’s of images
WikiTonguesOpenLanguageOnlineWikitongues is a new project hoping to document the world's 7,000 languages.
10 Open Hardware Projects to Save the EarthOpenHardwareUnpack collection of commons
20 Open Source Furniture DesignsOpenFurnitureUnpack collection of commons
26 Free fontsOpenMediaUnpack collection of commons
6 Stunning Open Source House Designs from PaperhousesOpenHousingUnpack collection of commons
A Guide to Free and Open Source EducationOpenEducationUnpack collection of commons
Academie Schloss SolitudeIn GermanOpenEducationStuttgart, GermanyThe Akademie Schloss Solitude is a public foundation, which offers an interdisciplinary and international scholarship program for artists and scientists
Accès aux SavoirsIn French OpenEducationQuebec, CanadaAn innovative program that pairs students and non-profit organizations to promote knowledge transfer.
AnduinoOpenHardware, SoftwareOnline“An open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software that lets anyone create less expensive, customized computer systems.  All designs are freely shareable and modifiable.
AppropediaOpenKnowledgeOnline“A wiki for collaborative approaches to sustainability, poverty reduction and international development through the use of sound principles, appropriate technology and the sharing of wisdom and project information. “
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