How to finance the commons? Eutropian’s Levente Polyak, Daniela Patti and Jorge Mosquera contributed to a special double issue of the Dérive magazine, focusing onthe commons. The article “Financing non-speculative properties” builds on years of research leading to the book “Funding the Cooperative City”.
In the past years, we followed this research to inspire and explore new revolving and solidarity funds to support community-led urban development processes and worked on upscaling these funds to the European level. As community ownership is not the only means to develop the commons, the article also looks at governance mechanisms that assure the long-term community access and use of common spaces.