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Commons @ ASU

Sustainability Series

The International Association for the Study of the Commons organizes the World Commons Week in October to showcase the commons scholarship 50 years after Hardin’s Tragedy of the Commons essay. In collaboration with the society and environment student association GISER, the School of Sustainability invites students and researchers alike, to discuss the latest developments in commons research and research opportunities.

Panel 1: Reflections in the "Common Pool" Visioning and inclusivity in local community-based commons, with three case studies from (1) municipal-level collaboration for water security during climate change, (2) integrative design processes for common-pool resources, and (3) place-making through urban riparian restoration.

  • Moderator: Rimjhim Aggarwal; Associate Professor, School of Sustainability
  • Panelist: Elicia Ratajczyk; Doctoral Student, School of Human Evolution and Social Change
  • Panelist: Theresa Lorenzo; Doctoral Student, School of Life Sciences
  • Panelist: Veronica Horvath; Graduate Student, School of Sustainability

Panel 2: Global Commons, Intractable Governance? Applying lessons learned from local governance systems to international applications has been much debated but found little application. We provide three instances in which the study of the commons can usefully provide insights into intractable global issues, such as biodiversity losses, climate change adaptation, and the world-wide impact of international tourism.

  • Moderator: Marty Anderies; Professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change/School of Sustainability
  • Panelist: Ute Brady; Doctoral Student, School of Human Evolution and Social Change
  • Panelist: Vanessa Lueck; Doctoral Student, School of Sustainability
  • Panelist: Aireona Bonnie Raschke; Research Analyst, School of Life Sciences

Panel 3: Our Commons Future The study of the commons is spreading to new application domains from health and education to digital space and outer space. What are the emerging themes and opportunities?

  • Moderator: Marco Janssen; Professor, School of Sustainability
  • Panelist: Kevin Hubbard; Doctoral Student, School of Earth and Space Exploration
  • Panelist: Lance Gharavi; Associate Professor, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
  • Panelist: Tanya Harrison; Director of Research, School of Earth and Space Exploration

Lunch will be served.

This event is co-sponsored by CBIE, School of Sustainability, and GISER.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.