Commons Transition Coalition
The Commons Transition Coalition formed in Melbourne, Australia in 2015 to connect leaders of groups, organisations and enterprises that support commons-based initiatives to amplify our work, support our endeavours and build capacity for the transition to a just and environmentally sustainable Commons Economy.
The Coalition convened two platform co-op events in 2016 including a workshop with Nathan Schneider during his visit to Melbourne in June – ‘Sharing Value and Ownership for the Common Good: Building the Commons Economy’ – and another with Michel Bauwens in October ‘From the New Economy, to New Ways to Work‘.
The Coalition also published ‘The City as Commons: a Policy Reader‘, edited by Dr Jose Ramos, which brings together 34 contributions to explore policy options and strategies for creating cities as commons for urban development and transformation. Each contribution explores a different aspect of city commoning and proposes strategies and policy recommendations based on existing projects from around the world.
As a Founding Member of the Consortium, the Coalition will:
- Act as ambassadors for Platform Cooperativism and the Commons Economy in the Asia-Pacific region;
- Host events with local exemplars and visiting thought leaders to raise platform co-ops and pro-commons literacy in the startup, sharing economy and social enterprise sectors; and
- Achieve the above goals in solidarity with other aligned organisations in the region and globally.
The Commons Transition Coalition can be contacted via Darren Sharp.