CCRI’s Isabel Fielden has been busy in her garden while the weather has been warm. She has been pleasantly surprised by the increase in biodiversity in her garden, since the Urban Garden Project started in January 2017.
Today marks 70 years since the National Health Service in the UK was established. In this post, John Powell considers its continuing importance and value to society despite facing financial constraints.
CCRI student, Kate Smith, has successfully completed her MSc by Research degree, which involved evaluating the use of 3D landscape visualisation technology (Google Earth) for enhancing and improving participation in Natural Flood Management
In May 2018, research assistant Nick Lewis took a trip to Scotland where he ran the Southern Upland Way, Britain’s first official coast-to-coast long distance footpath. Following on from a previous blog post, he has written a short piece reflecting upon his experiences on his latest trip.
The winter of 2017/18 has been unusually long and cold. As spring finally appears to be establishing itself, John Powell revisits in part, a post he wrote two years ago and further considers how wildflowers can be considered public goods and how recent changes in EU legislation should protect insect pollinators.
For the last five years, Senior Research Fellow Dan Keech has been teaching in Brno on a short course about food and sustainability at the Masaryk University in Brno. This year he was persuaded to write a blog about his experiences about his time over there which always includes some local culinary delights.
Thursday 22nd March was World Water Day. In his series of blogs, John Powell discusses water, and the need to consider the property rights regime to ensure its effective and equitable use.
This week is the National Hunt Festival – also known as ‘Gold Cup Week’ in Cheltenham, one of the most prestigious horse racing events in the world. John Powell ponders on the nature of risk and the role of gambling and financial investment in society.
As the most prolific blogger in CCRI, John Powell has set himself the challenge of writing a post per month during 2018. Nick Lewis, John’s colleague and office room-mate, wanted to explore the reasons behind this and motivations for his regular outputs.
It is fifty years since Garrett Hardin’s paper ‘Tragedy of the Commons’ was published. In his latest blog post, senior research fellow, John Powell discusses this article, which continues to be cited and used throughout the world, despite the fact that Hardin’s conceptual framework is, and always has been, flawed.