Common Urban Assets

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= as practiced in Barcelona by the City Council, for more see: Citizen Assets Programme in Barcelona


"What are common urban assets?

Historically, the concept of “common assets” was used to designate and claim the shared nature of certain resources which had strong social, territorial and emotional ties to the communities that claimed and inhabited them.

The distinctive feature of these practices is shared management and governance by a certain organised group which, on the basis of direct management, undertakes to ensure the collective enjoyment and care of that location for the benefit of both current and future generations.

This reinvention of the public property management model becomes a citizen-led laboratory of democracy, providing tools, training and empowerment to the communities responsible for the management."