If policies and legal framework can be a barrier and prevent citizens from engaging in action, they can also create incentives and encourage the appearance of actions that propose an alternative (re)use of resources, through sharing and by avoiding waste.
Overcoming legal barriers
- Recognising the value of occupation experiences
- Recognising the added value of CSA
- Commissioning for social value in public procurement
Reducing waste and the abandoning of resources
- Taxing abandoned houses
- Negociating with owners of abandoned houses
Facilitating democratic processes
- Developing legal figures for horizontal enterprises
- Democratic managment of common goods
- Building more participative communities
Promoting the sharing of resources
- Encouraging car-sharing and car-pooling
- Encouraging community gardens
- Promoting alternative exchanges and time bank
Facilitating access to resources
- Facilitating access to food
- Facilitating transportation
- Free energy guaranteed
- Facilitating access to land and housing
- Facilitating access to the Internet
ALL examples of Actions and Policies
City halls are distributing free hens to their residents not only to provide them with eggs, but also to reduce waste.
The City of Paris has implemented a programme to support the creation and development of community gardens.
Some towns provide land and materials free-of-charge to enable citizens to build their own houses with the help of the community.
Legal device used in England and Wales, which enables local authorities to put an unoccupied property back into use as housing.