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Interview with Sophie Ghyselen, Community Land Trust

By on March 29, 2017

This video offers a good explanation of  community land trust in Brussels and its tripartite form of governance. (Video by ZEMOS98).

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Why does community energy matter?

By on March 28, 2017

If the need for more renewable energy* or more democracy seems pretty obvious to most of us, the need for more (citizen) ownership is generally less clear. And even less the combination of the three: community energy. Insights into the multiple benefits of community energy as a transformative process. Community energy refers to any kind of power plant using a renewable source of... Continue reading

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Patterns of Commoning: The Virtues of Treating Museums, Libraries and Archives as Commons

By on March 26, 2017

Michael Peter Edson:  It was usually a note in the newspaper, a few pages back. Or, if the blaze was big enough and a camera crew arrived quickly, a feature on the evening news. It seems like house fires were more common when I was young, and the story was often the same: “As they... Continue reading

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Podcast: The Call for a New Economy

By on March 24, 2017

Bellowing out in the songs of eco-village choirs and reverberating down city streets through the chants of the 99%, the call for a new economy echoes out over the dying gasps of late capitalism. From energy co-operatives in Spain that are literally bringing power to the local level, to a small school hidden deep in... Continue reading

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Julien Reynier and Fabrice Clerc from L’Atelier Paysan on self-build communities in farming

By on March 24, 2017

The P2P Foundation’s Michel Bauwens interviews Julien Reynier and Fabrice Clerc from L’Atelier Paysan L’Atelier Paysan is a French cooperative that works with farmers to design machines and buildings adapted to the specific practices of small farm agroecology. In addition to distributing free plans on its website, L’Atelier Paysan organizes winter self-help training sessions, during which farmers... Continue reading

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