Over time you build an increasingly strong, diverse and actionable collective around the area transformation. By properly safeguarding this collective and stimulating it to self-organise on all different layers, levels and scales, you build a strong and resilient – multi-dimensional – network in your area. This is important to be able to adapt to all kinds of future changes and crises. Everybody has different interests, reasons and timeframes to care for the area and everybody has different skills and resources to offer, but there will always be some layers that are willing and able to carry the area. We show you how this safeguarding can be done, discussing both safeguarding of real collective ownership models in the area ánd safeguarding collective agreements and protocols in your own organisation, both as a public or private organisation.