CCRI Director, Professor Janet Dwyer, is speaking at the National Park Societies conference, which is taking place on Dartmoor between 4th – 6th October.
Media coverage relating to Upper Thames Pilot Catchment project
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.
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 recently visited a common in South Wales which has been the focus of many battles over recent times, but the one that took place while he was there was a little out of the ordinary!
A paper entitled “PDO as a Mechanism for Reterritorialisation and Agri-Food Governance: A Comparative Analysis of Cheese Products in the UK and Switzerland”, co-written by CCRI’s Damian Maye, James Kirwan and Dan Keech, has been published in Agriculture with free online access.
A recent field trip along the Lower Severn Vale with a group of Landscape and Applied Ecology MSc students highlighted some of the opportunities and challenges associated with weaning ourselves off large-scale and centralised electricity generating systems. The area of interest is part of the Severn estuary between Gloucester and the old suspension bridge carrying the M48 from Aust to Chepstow.
One of the pleasures of urban living is the opportunity to be surprised by artwork that may appear, literally overnight, on the side of buildings, on railway carriages, under bridges, and particularly on large expanses of smooth bare concrete.
There is a new interest in the management of cities and the conceptualisation of shared urban spaces as commons. Scholars and activists have recently been exploring the management and governance of shared spaces such as city streets, green spaces, parks, public squares, and even community gardens (allotments).
Earlier this week, Janet Dwyer, Nick Lewis and Jonnie Felton attended a feedback meeting at Exford in Devon as part of the ‘State of Farming on Exmoor‘ research project commissioned by the Exmoor Hill Farming Network. The evening was an opportunity to present some key conclusions from the project to an audience of Network members and other stakeholders.