Smart Commons

A new model for investing in the commons

2019 –


Center for Spatial Technologies

Public investment in common infrastructure results in private profit through land value uplift – a problem which underpins our current model of urban development, fuelling land speculation and 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 Center 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 more sustainable communities.

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Dark Matter Laboratories B.V.
Pakhuis de Zwijger
Piet Heinkade 181K
1019 HC Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Dark Matter Laboratories UK
Trading via Architecture 00 Ltd.
217 Mare Street
London, E8 3QE
United Kingdom

Laboratoires de Matière sombre / Dark Matter LabsOrganisation à but non-lucratif canadien / Canadian not-for-profit
Numéro de l'organisation / Corporation number: 1196376-7
1740 rue Saint-Patrick
Montréal (Québec)
H3K 0B3

Dark Matter Labs Korea
#301, Pyeongtaek 5-ro 20beon-gil 8, Pyeongtaek-si, Gyeonggi-do, 17902
South Korea

경기도 평택시 평택5로 20번길 8, 301호, 우편번호 17902

Mörk Materia Laboratoriet AB / Dark Matter Labs Sweden
Östergatan 1
211 25 Malmö