International Association for the Study of the Commons | Land Portal
International Association for the Study of the Commons
Focal point: 
IASC Secretariat
Phone number: 
+1 480 727 4640


c/o Arizona State University
Global Biosocial Complexity Initiative P.O. Box 872701
85287-2701 Tempe , Arizona
United States
Arizona US
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The IASC is the leading professional association dedicated to the commons. The association, founded in 1989, is devoted to bringing together multi-disciplinary researchers, practitioners, and policymakers for the purpose of improving governance and management, advancing understanding, and creating sustainable solutions for commons, common-pool resources, or any other form of shared resource.

The IASC aims to:

– encourage exchange of knowledge among diverse disciplines, areas, and resource types
– foster mutual exchange of scholarship and practical experience
– promote appropriate institutional design