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.
On Thursday 6th July, John Powell travelled to the Netherlands in advance of the 16th International IASC Conference in Utrecht. As a regular blogger during these events, John has written the first of what we expect to be a multitude posts.
John Powell and Chris Short are travelling to the beautiful medieval city centre of Utrecht in the Netherlands for 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).
As current IASC President John Powell has been particularly busy at the current international conference in Utrecht. He has not been as prolific as with previous conferences, but has had the opportunity to pen this piece – inspired by a bicycle related altercation he witnessed, about urban commons and how they are (or not) regulated.
In July 2017 the 16th Biennial IASC conference takes place in Utrecht. As current President of the IASC John Powell has penned a few lines in eager anticipation of the event.
Dr Matt Reed was in Bologna last week attending an IASC-Conference on Urban Commons, where he presented a paper, penned by himself together with Drs Dan Keech and John Powell, on urban food and commons in the city.
The way people experience, use, and access urban space depends in large part on their socio-economic situation. High personal income and a good job can bring access to all the cultural and artistic pleasures a city has to offer, a place to live with the security of property ownership.
On Day 4 of the IASC 2015 Commons conference in Edmonton, Alberta, the headlines in the Globe and Mail, a national newspaper, referred to Canada’s treatment of First Nations people as ‘A history of cultural genocide’, in reference to remarks by the Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin.