CCRI’s resident blogger, John Powell has recently returned from a trip to New England. During his time stateside he visited many rural areas and has written this piece discussing some of the issues these rural communities are facing.
John Powell is currently on holiday. He still finds time however to pen a blog about what he is up to – always with an eye on ‘the commons’.
The colours of the trees are vibrant in the strong sunlight, set off against a deep blue sky on a clear October day. Walden Pond is where Henry David Thoreau built a cabin in the woods ‘by his own hand’ in order to get closer to nature. The site he chose is a flat spot in a dip just above the pond, sheltered on three sides by slightly higher land. The site is marked with a set of granite pillars indicating the outline of the cabin, and through the trees you can get a view of the water. The peace
Back in July, John Powell attended the XVII IASC Biennial Global Commons Conference in Lima, Peru. This Blog post is a reflection on how the opening ceremony was something of an analogy to many of the global commons problems.
CCRI’s Dilshaad Bundhoo, John Powell and Chris Short, with assistance from Kate Ashbrook (Open Spaces Society) delivered an activity session at the recent XVII IASC Biennial Conference in Lima. It concerned multi-stakeholder dialogue and here Dilshaad and John reflect on the session
One of the things that many British people know about Peru, is that it is where Paddington Bear comes from. John Powell in this short blog comes to a startling conclusion about Paddington’s attire of a duffle coat and floppy hat.
Last week, John Powell was in Peru attending the XVII Biennial IASC Conference, entitled ‘In Defense of the Commons: Challenges, Innovation, and Action’. As ever, John has been blogging and here he details one of the field trips he went on to the Lomas hills on the outskirts of Lima.
Former IASC president, John Powell is currently in Lima, Peru at the XVII Biennial IASC Conference, entitled ‘In Defense of the Commons: Challenges, Innovation, and Action’. As is the case, John will be blogging during the event, and here is his first installment – where he reflects on his first visit to the capital of Peru.
Chris Short and John Powell from CCRI visited the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks last week for a study tour and workshop to explore similarities and differences in upland commons governance and practice between the two countries as part of the ‘FUTGRAZE’ project. John has written a short blog about the trip.
This weekend English Heritage is celebrating 100 years since Stonehenge passed from private to public ownership. John Powell considers the effects of public ownership of heritage sites and the continued need for limiting access.