A Communal City

A Communal City

Everyone has equal access to public commons and they are used for a wide variety of purposes. They are shared, protected and do not become privatised.

Public commons do not become privatised, commercialised or deprive those who they were made for in the first place. Government views public commons as assets and not as obligations. Deprivatising public resources ensure that they are ethically run, where human needs take precedence over economic interests. Slowly people inhabit, share and claim back collective life in public spaces. This supports spontaneous encounters, opportunities to meet and connect, to address diverse needs more equitably and to enable healthier lifestyles. In a communal city, people are involved in conversations of different forms about what they would like their commons to be used for. However, these democratic processes are extremely lengthy and sometimes discourage people.