Gallery: Understanding Occupy Wall Street as an Ecosystem With SPURSE &...

Image © Amanda Silvana Coen for Inhabitat
While there are very few rules in the traditional sense, there is an agreed upon code of conduct that prohibits alcohol and drugs. Other than that, a daily schedule helps keep things functioning. A deescalation committee consisting of trained negotiators also helps to ease any tensions. When needs arise or new services are offered, a general assembly convenes to vote. If an idea sticks, a table appears on the square signifying its permanence in the community.

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  1. Gil Lopez October 12, 2011 at 7:17 am
    What a wonderfully insightful and concise depiction of OWS & spurse. I really enjoyed reading this. Thanks!
  2. Carolyn Moen October 11, 2011 at 4:30 pm
    I agree, this is an inspirational model. Thank You Amanda for your knowledge.