The City as a Commons

Albert A. Walsh Professor of Real Estate, Land Use and Property, Fordham Law. Professor of Public Law, UniMarconi and Visiting Professor of Governance of the Commons, LUISS Guido Carli University. The authors would like to thank Elena De Nictolis and Camille Fischer for their research assistance during the course of drafting of the Article. We received invaluable feedback from participants at the following law schools and fora where the paper was presented: Georgetown University law faculty workshop, American University Washington College of Law faculty workshop, MIT Law and Planning Seminar, La Sapienza University in Rome, and the legislative drafting staff at the New York City Council. We also appreciate the trenchant feedback on the paper from David Bollier, Raffaele Bifulco, Paola Chirulli, Nestor Davidson, Nisha Mistry, Fernanda Nicola, and Giovanni Vetritto. Finally, we treasure the insights from conversations with Marco Cammelli, Giacinto Della Cananea and Leonardo Morlino. Support for part of the research came from the Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna.