‘Free, Fair and Alive: The Insurgent Power of the Commons’. UCLan ICSC Public Seminar & Book Launch with Silke Helfrich 17 Sept 2019

Tuesday 17th September 2019 4pm - 6pm UCLan Greenbank Building Rm 276, University of Central Lancashire, Victoria St, Preston PR1 2HE All Welcome. This event is free - please pre-register at: https://free-fair-alive-power-of-the-commons-uclan-icsc.eventbrite.co.uk 'From co-housing and agroecology to to alternative currencies and open-source everything, people are increasingly using "commoning" - free, self-organizing systems - to emancipate... Continue Reading →

ICSC Seminar 21st May. “Reconstructing the Civic University for the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities” with Eric Lybeck.

Speaker: Dr Eric Lybeck, Presidential Fellow, University of Manchester, and editor-in-chief of ‘Civic Sociology’ Tuesday 21st May 2019 16:00- 18:00 Rm GR 202, Greenbank Building, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE All Welcome. This event is free - but please book your place on our eventbrite page here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/uclan-icsc-seminar-reconstructing-the-civic-university-for-the-21st-century-tickets-61553837184 UCLan has recently signed a ‘Civic University Agreement’... Continue Reading →

ICSC Launch Event. 1st May 2019. Keynote: Rob Hopkins on “Cities and Citizens in Transition: Unleashing the Power of Imagination”.

We are pleased to announce that Rob Hopkins, bestselling author and co-founder of the ‘Transition Towns’ network, will deliver the keynote lecture of our public launch event, on 1st May 2019 in Preston. All are welcome at this public event, which will consist of a series of talks and discussions from mid-afternoon through early evening,... Continue Reading →

New Book. ‘Governing Shale Gas Development: Citizen Participation and Decision Making in the US, Canada, Australia and Europe’.

'Fracking' for shale gas is provoking great social controversy and protest around the world.  Public concerns range from local environmental impacts to the global effects of continued fossil fuel use. The development of the industry also has implications for local democracy and the ability of communities to have their say. A timely new book, edited... Continue Reading →

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