Upcoming Events


Painting of Georgetown University's Healy Hall with a beautiful tree beside it in fall colors (orange)Conference: "Celebrating Commons Scholarship"

Georgetown University, Washington DC

October 5-6, 2018

The deadline to submit an abstract has passed, but you can register to attend the conference here.



Abstract sketch of a lightbulb with smears of colors around it World Commons Week

October 4-12, 2018

The International Association for the Study of the Commons





A view of a canal street in Amsterdam, beautiful, overhanging trees, colorful brick buildings on each side of the canalConference: "We Make the City"

Amsterdam, Netherlands

June 20-24, 2018




Past Events

Sketch of Sheila Foster's talk at Lab@DC showing the co-city cycle Presentation by Sheila Foster at Lab@DC, March 29, 2018

"The Co-City: Mapping the New Urban Commons"

Listen to a podcast of a follow-up interview done with Professor Foster following her presentation.


*Sketch compliments of artist Becca Barad (@BeccaB_Rad).


Participants of the Bellagio Center Retreat The Co-City Bellagio Retreat

December 11-15, 2017

Read a Summary of the Bellagio Co-City Retreat.