Question: When is a bridge not a bridge?

Question: When is a bridge not a bridge?

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.

IASC 2017 Conference Round-up

IASC 2017 Conference Round-up

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.

Conference dinner with a difference

Conference dinner with a difference

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.