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Organizational Forms Site Plan

This page presents links to pages that already exist under the "Organizational Forms" section of NORA, as well as listings of pages that are planned. The indentation pattern shows which pages are "parents" of which other pages; a planned page will already be listed in its parent page (or sometimes in its "grandparent"). As pages get written, planned "child" themes will emerge leading to the listing of additional planned pages on this page.

Note: Duplicating the same page titles should be avoided, whether within this page or among the three site plans for needs, organizational forms and resources. Thus, although pages once written may have any number of links to different needs, organizational forms and resources, they should be listed only once here under the "parent" that seems most directly applicable.

 

Self-provisioning cluster: http://commonsabundance.net/wiki/self-provisioning-cluster/

  • urban planning that supports walkable neighborhoods
  • shorter work-weeks
  • fab-labs
  • computer software that enables individual creativity (multi-media, design, publishing etc.)
  • gender equality
  • self-built housing
  • buying clubs
  • Information resources and educational programs for
  • gardening
  • parenting
  • cooking
  • health
  • DIY projects (home-building, repair, furniture building etc.)

Community solidarity cluster

Natural resource management cluster: http://commonsabundance.net/wiki/natural-resource-management-cluster/

  • regulations governing natural resource use (pollution, hunting, mining, agriculture, forestry, etc.)
  • state ownership of natural resources (land, mineral resources, natural habitats, forests, grazing lands, etc.)
  • incentives to promote sustainable resource use
  • cap-and-trade approaches
  • cap-and-dividend approaches
  • taxation of natural resource uses
  • approaches to protecting water quality of watersheds and river basins
  • joint forest management
  • community-based natural resource management initiatives with involvement of the state
  • village commons (agricultural, grazing, or forest lands)
  • grazing lands (especially in arid or semi-arid environments)
  • freshwater fisheries
  • coastal fisheries
  • irrigation commons
  • commons trusts

Individual sales cluster: http://commonsabundance.net/wiki/individual-sales-cluster/

  • Worker cooperatives
  • Employee stock ownership plans
  • Worker co-management
  • Government regulations to protect consumers, workers, and the environment
  • Fair trade organizations
  • Social certifications (e.g., for sweatshop-free goods)
  • Environmental certifications (e.g., organic agriculture, sustainable forestry)

Committed services or sales cluster: http://commonsabundance.net/wiki/committed-sales-or-services-cluster/

  • Utilities: water, sewage, natural gas, electricity, cable services, landline and mobile phone companies
  • Public utilities
  • Customer-owned utilities
  • Hybrid models
  • Public transport services
  • Publicly owned public transportation
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Transportation and telecommunications infrastructure
  • Public parks and places
  • Production of large aircraft, large weapon systems, industrial plants, transportation infrastructure
  • Methods to ensure effective public oversight, to prevent corruption and cost overruns
  • Banking, insurance, and other financial services
  • Credit unions
  • Mutual insurance companies
  • Microfinance
  • Educational institutions (K-12, universities, community colleges, business schools, adult education centers, etc.)
  • Barefoot College
  • Hospitals and other health-care institutions
  • Retirement homes and services
  • Social services, including unemployment and retirement benefits and benefits for people with disabilities
  • Legislation
  • Courts, arbitration and dispute settlement
  • Law or rule enforcement; police
  • Government administration and taxation
  • Participatory budgeting
  • Democratic procedures
  • The military
  • Subscriptions and services with long-term contract
  • online social networks
  • community supported agriculture.
  • Religious institutions
  • Professional and business associations, chambers of commerce, unions, and other similar organizations
  • Community development and planning institutions
  • Principled societies

Coercion and denial of choice cluster

Sharing/renting cluster: http://commonsabundance.net/wiki/sharing-and-renting-cluster/

  • sharing economy examples
  • car sharing
  • couch surfing
  • etc.
  • traditional sharing examples
  • conventional renting – other than land and real estate
  • cars
  • machinery and equipment
  • clothing
  • party supplies
  • land and real estate
  • public housing
  • legal protections for renters, including rent control
  • co-housing
  • agrarian reform
  • successful examples in non-communist countries (examples to be investigated include South Korea, Taiwan, Indian state of Kerala)
  • Mexican ejidos
  • Communist and post-Communist land reform (Eastern Europe)
  • land occupations (e.g., MST in Brazil)

Free knowledge cluster

Currencies and Markets: http://commonsabundance.net/wiki/currencies-and-markets/

  • Revisiting traditional forms of exchange and community solidarity
  • Market regulations
  • Taxes and Subsidies
  • Cap and trade systems
  • Ecosystem service markets
  • Buy local campaigns
  • Fair trade
  • Organic and sustainable resource use certifications
  • Social and environmental entrepreneurship; new business models
  • Cooperative currencies
  • LETS
  • Time banks
  • Toreke
  • Fureai kippu
  • Gift exchange
  • Charitable donations
  • freecycling
  • Really really free markets
  • Common property rights
  • local community based
  • national
  • global

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