Monthly Archives: July 2017

End-of-term euphoria?  I hope not.

Michael Gove made a speech which was surprisingly good, though it failed to mention access. Continue reading

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A magnificent setting

The Utrecht commons conference was much enhanced by the lovely surroundings. Continue reading

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Our part of town

I found I was staying in a lively part of Utrecht. Continue reading

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Bikes rule in Utrecht

I found it difficult to understand the rules for cyclists and walkers in Utrecht: cyclists seem to take precedence. Continue reading

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Defending the forests

The Elinor Ostrom Award for practitioners was won by the Asociación Forestal de Soria for its work in saving the forest commons of Spain. Continue reading

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The energy of practitioners

I am pleased to report progress in the campaign to integrate practitioners & academics at the International Association for the Study of the Commons Continue reading

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First day in Utrecht

After only a day I felt at home in Utrecht in the Netherlands.  I arrived a complete stranger at central station, got lost in the vast shopping mall (which seems to have no exit signs—is this deliberate?) and eventually found … Continue reading

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