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Learning from the Urban Commons in Flanders and Brussels

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Type: Conference Paper
Author: Pak, Burak; Scheerlinck, Kris
Conference: The City as a Commons: Reconceiving Urban Space, Common Goods and City Governance, 1st Thematic IASC Conference on Urban Commons
Location: Bologna, Italy
Conf. Date: November 6-7
Date: 2015
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10535/9953
Sector: Urban Commons
Region: Europe
Subject(s): cooperation
self-organization
urban commons
Abstract: "In Europe, social, economic and technological consequences of the industrial revolution have brought several challenges to the use and management of the commons. By the beginning of the twentieth century, private property and market exchange became the dominant organizational logic and led to the gradual disappearance of the historical commons which used to shape the rural landscape of Europe. At the center of this logic was the emerging model of economic man -homo economicus- a self-interest driven rational being in contrast with homo cooperans who acts on the basis of free cooperation, consensus building and self-organization."

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