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.
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.
In John Powell’s third and final blog post concerning ‘time’, he discusses living in the present and how it should be utilised, both personally and communally.
IASC president John Powell is currently in China and attending the first ever commons themed conference. Focusing on water governance, John has been visiting a number of locations observing related issues and has had an opportunity to produce a short blog post detailing his experiences so far.
John Powell has been participating in the first ever workshop on commons to be held in China, which was attended by over 80 participants at Tsinghua University in Beijing on 14th and 15th October 2017.
John Powell will be attending the first workshop on commons to be held in China. As President of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC), he will be giving a keynote presentation at the opening ceremony on the governance of surface and groundwaters from a commons perspective.
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.