Ostrom documentary: Actual World, Possible Future

A new PBS documentary about the lives and work of Elinor and Vincent Ostrom has made its debut. Actual World, Possible Future explores the lives and work of Elinor and Vincent Ostrom, who sought to address the enormous problems that plague human societies: climate change, endangered species, ocean pollution, deforestation.

Elinor “Lin” Ostrom (1933-2012) was a sustainability scientist at Arizona State University and the founding director of ASU’s Center for Behavior, Institutions and the Environment, which emerged from a collaboration between Ostrom, Marty Anderies and Marco Janssen, who worked together since 2000, when they met at a workshop of the Resilience Alliance in Stockholm.