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Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Can Participatory Mapping Save the Commons?

Hey friends.  I've just published a short article on participatory mapping and the commons -- namely, the idea that participatory maps are already starting to change how we govern land, air, and water in many places, and that they could do more ahead.

Once upon a time, historians say, maps were the major tool for destroying the ancient village commons, and indigenous peoples' common holdings of land in the borders of empire.  But now, the maps is becoming a tool for returning land, air, and water to the public domain.

Want to know more?  check out the story at!


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