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Quebec’s Vacant Church Buildings Resurrected as Community Spaces

This article explores how Quebec’s churches are being repurposed as community hubs and cultural centers – from libraries to coworking spaces to circus art studios! “Whether you’re a believer or not, the church is still a meeting place…It’s the heart of the neighborhood, and we’re going to give it back that role.” – Dominique Drolet, Présidente d’Espace Solidaire,…

August 1, 2017 Visit Site
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A visit to a urban commons in Ghent: the NEST experiment

The municipality of Ghent, Belgium is at the forefront of the international stage of urban commons. This article shares how NEST, a cooperatively planned, designed, and managed six-storey building, is temporarily opening up a civically minded space for collaboration.

July 18, 2017 Visit Site
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What are the Commons?

This is an excellent primer for understanding what the civic commons are, why they are important, and what social and ecosystems are necessary to sustain them .

April 21, 2017 Visit Site