What Italian cities can teach us

April 7, 2019


We are interested in talk about “establishing the commons” at A/UK, because the concept implies a very active form of citizenship.

People may transact through the marketplace, or they may rely on the state, but they are actively responsible for a commons. It’s a resource which is both maintained and kept up by the people, but whose ownership (whatever the asset is, both material and immaterial) belongs to posterity, the future of that community, rather than either commerce or the public sector.