What are commons?

Many human beings are willing to put individual benefits aside and cooperate for the common good. The number of citizens’ collectives in Europe is booming. This leads to a growing demand for knowledge and know-how. Researchers from universities all over the world are stepping in.  From 10 – 14 July they gather at the XVI Biennial IASC-Conference in Utrecht. Initiator Tine de Moore explains what commons are.

♦ De vraag van vandaag: dinsdag 4 juli 2017

Heeft New York een antwoord op Airbnb Amsterdam?

Zondag bij Tegenlicht de documentaire gezien over Airbnb Amsterdam? Maak je je zorgen over de effecten van langdurig huizenverhuur (langer dan 60 dagen) op de samenhang in jouw buurt? Wellicht biedt deze New-Yorkse aanpak inspiratie om overmatig gebruik van woonhuizen voor de toeristenindustrie tegen te gaan.

What if investment in real estate and concern for local community went together?

The NYC Real Estate Investment Cooperative (NYC REIC) is a group of over 300 New Yorkers who are pooling their money and power to secure space for community, small business, and cultural use in NYC.

Consistent with the principles and spirit of the cooperative movement, NYC REIC makes long-term, stabilizing, and transformative investments for the mutual benefit of our member-owners and our community. More information: http://nycreic.com/