The commons: land, real estate, information and landscape agency

[00:04:55] But also the rasocial calculation in the aftermath of the George Floyd murder, which began to combine social, cultural and equity issues as you begin to deal with these public health issues. And in the midst of that, the lack of preparation, governance and agencies, the lack of support in many places, self-help systems came and rushed to meet the needs of the people, things that weren’t top-down, things that were determined and led by local communities, and really matched the capabilities of the very powerful grassroots activists even to this day to meet needs that the state has not done.

[00:05:29] And that raises a really interesting question, because from a point of view it reflects the idea of ​​commons and the idea of ​​commons like an idea that was popularized by an article by Garrett Hardin in 1968, but as a critic, the tragedy of the commons, and framed in a larger conversation about environmental sustainability, saying that because of people’s self-interest we have tendency to chaos and tend towards overexploitation and mismanagement of shared resources. The fact that we share them together means that no one is responsible. There is no structure in order.

[00:06:02] And so he sort of came up with this as a critique of the idea of ​​counite and pool resources. But of course that was pushed back by Elinor Ostrom, for whom she won the 2009 Nobel Prize in Economics, where she really championed the idea of ​​local knowledge and institutional adaptation as a means of those factors that do with personal interest. And this quote is really interesting: “Cracking development, strengthening institutions, is an ongoing process that must directly involve the users. Instead of designing a single plan for all places and circumstances, civil servants need to strengthen the capacity of social actors to design their own institutions. And that’s interesting, Honorary Landscape Architects – we believe wholeheartedly that when dealing with issues of community to design,ign and social factors related to sustainability. But the idea that it’s possible is capable for people with the right tools, the right skills, the right focus to be able to self-govern and self-regulate Resources.

[00:07:00] And personallyfinal anecdote, we entered it several years ago by the design studio working in North Carolina. The eastern part of our state is still struggling with very high levels of poverty and many social indicators that we are trying to improve. And Henderson, North Carolina, is one of those places, and this was my first contact with a co-op and working with a co-op, as a landscape architect and as an instructor. And as part of that work, we were really challenged with the community, a legacy comcommunity that had an abundance of public infrastructure that was underutilized, which was currently vacant due to a decrease in population and the desire for this organization, the Green Rural Redevelopment Organization, which has the very catchy slogan, GROW is literally the acronym of their name, finding ways to manage micro-agriculture, farmers who cultivate small portions of their property or have very small lots, for example, vacant lots in communities inherited, to pool their resources for boffer fresh produce to people in need suffering from cardiovascular diseases, other nutrition-related diseases, and their limitation, their lack of ability to reach a certain scale serve more people.

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