A Mayoral decision was recently taken to revoke approvals in support of the ‘Garden Bridge’ project across the Thames in central London. Current IASC President, and Senior Research Fellow John Powell discusses why bridges are not just crossing places, are often associated with the characteristics and identity of places and how they are also public goods.
John Powell and Chris Short have just returned from the beautiful medieval city of Utrecht in the Netherlands after attending the 16th Biennial Global conference ‘Practicing the commons: Self-governance, cooperation, and institutional change’ of The International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC). Read more about what went on at the conference, which was one of the largest ever held by the IASC.
Last week, John Powell was attending the IASC Commons Conference in Utrecht. As current IASC President, John Powell presented one of the Elinor Ostrom awards during the conference dinner, which was held in the beautiful surroundings of Speelklok Museum in central Utrecht which is home to am unusual array of mechanical and automated music-playing machines.
The IASC’s 16th Biennial Global conference ‘Practicing the commons: Self-governance, cooperation, and institutional change’ is taking place this week in Utrecht, Netherlands. As President of the IASC, John Powell gave the welcoming address at the opening ceremony on 10th July.
As current IASC President John Powell has been particularly busy at the current international conference in Utrecht. He has not been as prolific as with previous conferences, but has had the opportunity to pen this piece – inspired by a bicycle related altercation he witnessed, about urban commons and how they are (or not) regulated.
In July 2017 the 16th Biennial IASC conference takes place in Utrecht. As current President of the IASC John Powell has penned a few lines in eager anticipation of the event.
John Powell recently visited a common in South Wales which has been the focus of many battles over recent times, but the one that took place while he was there was a little out of the ordinary!
As the weather has warmed, Isabel Fielden has been busy in her garden adding plants in an effort to make it more wildlife friendly. It would appear to have been working as she has received a number of visitors. Read more in the latest instalment in her series of Blog posts.
Spring is in full swing in Gloucestershire, and Isabel Fielden has been busy in her garden creating a haven for wildlife. Things have been planted, built and there has been a much welcomed visitor. Read more in part three of how she is transforming her garden.
Today is Cheltenham Gold Cup day, and the finale of the Cheltenham Festival. Find out how it is possible to get up close with horse racing for free at Prestbury Park, as John Powell did yesterday.