The Urban Garden Project – part 5

The Urban Garden Project – part 5

The sun shining has resulted in Isabel Fielden’s vegetable patch becoming very productive. The garden has been full of wildlife and flowers, and she has created a mini pond to encourage more insects and frogs to visit her garden. Read more in the 5th instalment of Isabel’s blog.

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.

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.