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.
Chris Short was invited to speak at the 20th meeting of the FAO-CIHEAM Mountain Pasture Network
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.
John Powell and Dilshaad Bundhoo travelled to Israel in the early part of May to visit the Arava Institute for Environmental Science (AIES) in the Arava Valley of the Negev.
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.
More than 125 people attended CCRI’s ‘Growing the Future’ Rural Policy workshop held at the University of Gloucestershire Oxstalls Campus in Gloucester on Thursday, 29th March, 2018.
CCRI researchers have been at a Historic England workshop this week talking about their research, including dry stone walls in the Peak District National Park, and heritage, natural capital and ecosystems services in the Lower Severn Vale.
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.