Since 1634 the Boston Commons has been shared by all.
Ecological ruin stems from what happens to—not what is caused by—the commons.
Our National Forests cover 191 million acres in forty states.
Public water systems, public education, public libraries, and public roads are modern innovations.
How the commons makes everything else work.
In the early 20th century, progressives saw urban land as common property.
And what we must do to get it back.
A conversation with the filmmaker and public-domain advocate about the limits of short-term action.
An outsider works to restore an abandoned chateau in historic Burgundy.
Human rights abusers who help stop climate change, and the global system that keeps them in business
Young people are making a difference in the cities they call home.
A case study in traffic calming, and why it’s sometimes better to ask for forgiveness than permission.
The Great Lakes are a commons, not a commodity to be sold to the highest bidder.
A history of the concept of the commonwealth in American politics sheds some light on who exactly is the we in We Built It.
Southwest Detroit has defied the stereotype of urban decay.
The neighborhood is a powerful, but often overlooked, tool for social change.
How the Magna Carta became a minor carta.
Ivan Illich traces poverty and consumer dependency back to the enclosure of the commons.
The noxious gusher of oil flowing from one mile beneath the Gulf of Mexico is an unprecedented environmental disaster, no doubt about it. But will we learn the right lessons from it?