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Check out the second episode in my new monthly video series, Ten Minute Talks. Today’s talk examines housing markets, the recommunalization referendum Deutsche Wohnen und Co. enteignen, and housing commons.
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From the value of a written mission statement to the potentials and pitfalls of cooperation: the final article from Shareable’s Urban Commons Cookbook series highlights the lessons and challenges shared by the eight case studies in the book.
The next article in Shareable’s Urban Commons Cookbook series has been published! This article profiles one of the case studies from the book, Bike Kitchen Bratislava, a bike sharing platform powered by the sharing economy and an open-source app.
The next article in Shareable’s Urban Commons Cookbook series has been published! This article profiles one of the case studies from the book, Kalkbreite, an innovative experiment in collective housing.
The next article in Shareable’s Urban Commons Cookbook series has been published! This article profiles one of the case studies from the book, Holzmarkt, an innovative experiment in bottom-up urban development.
The next article in Shareable’s Urban Commons Cookbook series has been published. This article profiles one of the case studies from the book, Düsselgrün, an urban gardening initiative in Düsseldorf, Germany. Check it out here!
To mark the publication of The Urban Commons Cookbook this week, Shareable has published the first in a series of six articles derived from the book and touching on current events: Commons and crises: Community resilience from feudal Europe to today.
I’ll be giving a lecture on Participatory Processes in the Post-Pandemic City on June 9th at 16:00 CEST. Register here for free!
After some delivery delays, the print proofs are finally here! It was an amazing feeling…
The Urban Commons Cookbook is entering the last stage!
Can tapping the power of the urban commons make the difference between the cities who rise to the challenge of Corona and those who don’t?
The Urban Commons Cookbook is moving forward! We are currently making the final adjustments to the typeset manuscript and graphic design and we’ve settled on a printing option.
We had our first feedback meeting with the graphic designer for the Urban Commons Cookbook. It’s coming along well and we are on schedule to release in February. Check out some examples of the layout and graphics here.
The editing is done and now we’re working on graphics and layout! Check out a sneak peek of the amazing cover design by Luisa Le Van from Atelier Hurra!
In today’s post, I examine urban commons and the affordable housing crisis from the perspective of capitalist-driven urbanism.
Today’s post dives into the idea of creating spaces for urban commons within urban capitalism.
Many thanks to Adam Polko for the invitation to share my current work on urban commons at the Economics University in Katowice and hear all about his research on the subject. It was an inspiring few days! I’m excited to head back to the office and incorporate some of the topics we spoke about into the Urban Commons Cookbook. Home stretch!
The topic of urban commons is booming. Since we published Urban Commons: Moving beyond State and Market four years ago, there has been a strong increase in projects and publications about urban commons. What is it about the current Zeitgeist that makes now the right time for this topic?
What aspects does one need to consider when speaking about affordable housing and what role could commons-based housing provision play?
It has been a very busy summer full of great news on the project front. Here’s a quick update!
Today’s post examines the role of urban commons in social and cultural innovation, participation in urban policy-making, and as a possibility for more inclusive urban societies.
Just a quick update about progress on the UCC!
So we’ve officially concluded the first round of the Berlin Urban Commons Series, which ran…
It’s been a busy few weeks since I got back from vacation, but today I’m excited to share some impressions from the first interviews for the Urban Commons Cookbook.
I’m back from my holidays and full of ideas! Today’s post goes into group size and composition for depletable and finite urban resources like housing.
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Here’s the video of my talk yesterday with additional notes, links, and comments! Enjoy!
One of the authors in our book, Tobias Bernet, was recently interviewed in the Planologie…
I’m excited to announce that I am working on a new book, The Urban Commons…
A short recap of my recent fabulous and inspiring trip to New England and Detroit (with lots of pictures)!
Today’s post examines concrete policy measures which could work against gentrification and the displacement of commons and creative projects.
Which parts of commons theory can be applied to the management of public spaces and what should one consider when applying this theory to the real world? Today’s post explores these questions and goes into detail about my input at the Berlin Senate Department’s Zentrenwerkstatt last week.
I’m going to be giving several talks this fall about urban commons, so today I’m going to delve into what makes urban commons different from other forms of commons.
So August is now over and most people are back from their summer vacations, which means that it’s time to turn our attention to the (very busy) conference season just around the corner. This year, I’ll be doing a whirlwind tour of four countries in four weeks, with topics from urban commons to EU urban policy.
Ryan Jepson from the University of Vienna has reviewed our book. Read an excerpt and find a link to the full text here.
Martin Schwegmann and I have tackled urban commons again in our newest article together as part of an event we both took part in in January for the program Actors of Urban Change. Check out the links in this post to download the article and the full publication.
What do Bremen and Bologna have in common? They both used administrative restructuring to address their citizens’ needs and desires and boost civil society’s involvement in urban development – with great results! In this post, I explore administrative restructuring’s potentials for growth in peripheral and rural areas.
So the Berlin Urban Commons Series continues tomorrow with our newest event, entitled “Mapping, Big…
In June of 2015, I spoke at the Make_City Festival here in Berlin in the…