Building Movement Detroit collaborates with national partners to offer learning circles, workshops and training around The Commons. Commons are resources that are owned in common or shared between or among communities populations. These resources are said to be “held in common” and can include everything from natural resources (water) and common land (parks) to software and books (libraries). Commons Resources: On the Commons - We believe it is possible to remember, imagine, and create a society that goes beyond the constructs and confines of individual ownership. To work on the commons is to work to enliven the deep and ancient memory we all hold of egalitarian and reciprocal relationship, of belonging, of authentic community, and of love, wonder, and respect for the natural world.