Smart Commons

A new model for investing in the commons

2019 -

EIT Climate-KIC
Centre 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 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 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

Dark Matter Labs / Laboratoires de Matière sombre Canadian not-for-profit / Organisation à but non-lucratif canadien
Corporation number / Numéro de l'organisation: 1196376-7

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