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Jack Minchella, Oliver Burgess, Roni Bulent Ozel, Oguzhan Yayla, Orest Yaremchuk, Mykola Holovko

ECKIC, DML, CST

http://darkmatterlabs.org

217 Mare Street, London, United Kingdom
Dark Matter Labs - strategic discovery, design and development lab working to transition society in response to technological revolution and climate breakdown. Center for Spatial Technologies - group of architects, researchers, and educators, who develop solutions for spatial problems; hacking economic, technological and political infrastructures to shape the future city.

A Smart Common


A New Model for Investing in the Commons

A Smart Common


A New Model for Investing in the Commons
A prototype smart contract for democratising investment in urban commons.
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  • Systemic changes

The way we invest in our cities is broken. Public investment in common infrastructure drives huge amounts of private profit through land value – a problem which underpins our current model of urban development. This fuels the unsustainable land speculation that sits at the heart of our global housing crisis,creating unequal and unsustainable neighbourhoods. We need to redesign our land economy in a way that starts by recognising public goods create private wealth.

In collaboration with EIT Climate-KIC and Centre for Spatial Technologies, Dark Matter Labs are developing a platform that brings together smart contracts, property value data and distributed ledgers to more fairly distribute this public value, by creating a mechanism to invest in building green infrastructure and more sustainable communities.


A Smart Common


A New Model for Investing in the Commons

A Smart Common


A New Model for Investing in the Commons
A prototype smart contract for democratising investment in urban commons.
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

The way we invest in our cities is broken. Public investment in common infrastructure drives huge amounts of private profit through land value – a problem which underpins our current model of urban development. This fuels the unsustainable land speculation that sits at the heart of our global housing crisis,creating unequal and unsustainable neighbourhoods. We need to redesign our land economy in a way that starts by recognising public goods create private wealth.

In collaboration with EIT Climate-KIC and Centre for Spatial Technologies, Dark Matter Labs are developing a platform that brings together smart contracts, property value data and distributed ledgers to more fairly distribute this public value, by creating a mechanism to invest in building green infrastructure and more sustainable communities.



Idea by

Jack Minchella, Oliver Burgess, Roni Bulent Ozel, Oguzhan Yayla, Orest Yaremchuk, Mykola Holovko
ECKIC, DML, CST
217 Mare Street
London
United Kingdom
Dark Matter Labs - strategic discovery, design and development lab working to transition society in response to technological revolution and climate breakdown. Center for Spatial Technologies - group of architects, researchers, and educators, who develop solutions for spatial problems; hacking economic, technological and political infrastructures to shape the future city.