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2015 IASC Thematic Conference on Urban Commons

The international call for papers will open on June 20th, 2015. Abstracts may be submitted to The deadline for submission is August 10th, 2015 at 12:00 AM CET.

Abstracts may be submitted for any of the six thematic tracks described above. The abstracts shall consist of a 500 word maximum description of the research or paper and its originality or value for urban commons studies.

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2016 IASC European Regional Conference

‘Commons in a 'glocal' world: global connections and local responses’

Date: 2-5 May 2016

Venue: Bern (Switzerland)

Conference chairs: Tobias Haller, Stephan Rist

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2016 IASC Regional North American Arctic Conference

‘Reality, richness, and responsibility of an arctic commons’

Date: Fall 2016

Venue: Anchorage, Alaska (USA)

Conference chair: Mara Kimmel

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3rd IASC Thematic Conference on Knowledge Commons

‘Advancing knowledge commons through legal & social changes’

Date: 20-21 October 2016

Venue: Paris (France)

Conference chairs: Séverine Dusollier, Tom Dedeurwaerdere

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IASC 2017

Practicing the Commons

Date: July 10-14, 2017

Venue: Utrecht, The Netherlands

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Managing our Common Resources - Course series

Development of the ‘Commons Management and Governance’ Short Course Series continues with two courses being offered starting in September 2015 lasting 8 weeks. These are low-cost, distance learning short courses aimed at raising awareness and understanding of commons issues around the world.

The course will be delivered through distance- learning approaches making use of video and audio materials, readings, on-line activities, and group discussion forums, enabling participants to learn from one another as well as from the tutors.

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International Journal of the Commons
The International Journal of the Commons

Digital Library of the Commons
The Digital Library of the Commons

The Commons Digest
The Commons Digest