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What is the commons?

thecommonsThis week Augsburg will host the Festival of the Commons featuring Nobel Laureate Elinor Ostrom on “Constructing Common Property Regimes.”

What is the Commons (Really)?

It’s an old idea—the chief organizing principle for human society for most of history—that’s now being rediscovered and reinvigorated all around the world.

The commons means things and practices—often created, governed, and sustained by communities themselves—that people share among themselves and protect for future generations. Continue reading “What is the commons?”