Law For The Commons


In order to guarantee the protection and development of commoning practices, legal opportunities and tools need to be located and addressed. This workshop dealt with the search for these opportunities in relation to pre-existing and potential urban commons projects.


Participants drew from existing knowledge and institutional analysis in management of traditional commons, as well as contemporary legal practices for local, national and European legislation. The spoke about the production of municipal regulations for shared administration, which protects urban commons (squares, gardens, schools, cultural commons, streets, etc.) and compels local governments to collaborate with citizens. They also addressed the generation of platforms to exchange existing knowledge and experiences in legal mechanisms, as well as the production of practical tools to be used at European and local levels in relation with legislation, norms and institutional interaction.