Urban commons

The Common House

The Common House is an experiment in building a commons – by which we mean a resource that is organised and structured by our collective activity as a community and not by money or property rights. We always want new groups and people to get involved in running the space. It is only people, together, that can create commons. In 2013 we got together and collectively rented The Common House because we had a common problem. Most spaces in London cost too much, were not open the hours we needed and we wanted to have food and kids at our meetings.

Articultores

Articultores are a group of people we are interested in art, free culture, care of the environment in general and urban gardens in particuar. The Articultores promote the free movement of culture, food and people.

Auroville

Auroville (City of Dawn) is an experimental township in Viluppuram district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India, near Puducherry in South India. It was founded in 1968 by Mirra Alfassa (also known as "The Mother") and designed by architect Roger Anger.[1][2][3] As stated in Alfassa's first public message about the township, "Auroville is meant to be a universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony, above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities. The purpose of Auroville is to realize human unity."

Sharing Backyards

IMAGINE A WORLD where everyone has access to healthy, local, organic food. The goal of the Sharing Backyards program is to make that a reality by giving anyone who wants to grow food the yard space to do it. Sharing Backyards encourages urban gardening by connecting those who have the space to garden with those who would like to garden but don’t have the yard space. It connects neighbours of all kinds in an atmosphere of trust – doing something the beautifies the homewoner’s yard and provides fresh food. Garden partners share the cost of gardening supplies and the abundance of the crops.

Propongo

Propongo is a collaborative group decision making tool. People can propose, rate proposals and discuss these proposals.

Radio ELA

Radio ELA is a community radio from Madrid. ELA stands for "Emisora Libre y Autogestionada" which can be translated as "Free and Self-managed Radio Station". Its community consists of different kinds of programs (musical, political, humor, etc.). New programs are encouraged to join the project. Radio ELA ony uses free software.

Bajo el Asfalto está la Huerta (BAH)

The Bajo el Asfalto está la Huerta (BAH) is an ecological farming initiative focused on sustainable agriculture outside of market dynamics, implementing an alternative model of agricultural production, distribution and consumption. This model is based on self-organisation, assembly-based decision-making and horizontal non-hierarchical relationships.

Common Futures

Common Futures is a modest new venture working with the public, private and third sectors to explore and kick at the boundaries of the community ownership landscape.

CleanWeb

We are Cleanweb UK, a non-profit group dedicated to raising the profile of the cleanweb movement in the UK. Cleanweb is where cleantech meets the cloud; where sustainability meets social media.

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