How open are cities? That’s an important question, about
social justice and democracy, as well as economic growth and
the prosperity of the city in the 21st century. We know that
cities are often places of innovation – engines for new ideas.
What is less clear is how, as they 'succeed', they can
continue to offer the generous conditions that enabled that
innovation happen. As traditional commons – parks, pavements,
libraries – are being joined by new kinds of commons around
shared knowledge, open big data and resources such as
Wikipedia, Creative Commons, FabLabs and Trade Schools, this
project is asking: what are the new urban Commons, and how
should they be governed?
This is an open call to co-develop a 21st century Open
institution, starting with the OI London.