Domestic breeding and environmental benefits

Money savings and personal satisfaction produced by urban gardening have allowed people to rethink chicken breeding in a “more local” way: in many US and Canada cities people can grow their own hens in their backyard, just as they would do with tomatoes or salad in their kitchen garden. This tendency was accelerated by the […]

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Call Me Plural Sector!

Henry Mintzberg, Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at McGill University, wrote an interesting article about the identity and the role of Plural Sector. This article was published on Stanford Social Innovation Review in Summer 2015. The article talks about the third sector that has not been able to settle on an acceptable label: indeed, third […]

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The Amsterdam City Makers Summit: the new way to connect Europe

The City Makers Summit will be held from May 27 to May 30,2016. LabGov, with the presence of Professor Christian Iaione, is getting ready for four days full of innovative inspiration, unlocking know-how and setting agendas, and reflections on the (Im)pact of the city of Amsterdam on the development of the New Urban Agenda. Professor […]

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Towards Forum PA 2016: bring your contribute on Sharing Economy Platforms

Do you know any platform for public administration focused on collaboration?Do you want to contribute to this innovation? You can add your contribution on collaborative platforms that are already in use, or even tell about new ones that could be used for public administrations. It is enough to fill in a short form, which is […]

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Prof. Iaione at Sky TG24 on sharing economy

Prof. Christian Iaione was invited today at SkyTG24 Economia to debate on sharing economy. Prof. Iaione articulated his speech in two key points. First of all, he highlighted the need of a shift from the on-demand sharing economy to a collaborative sharing economy: sharing economy is much more than the mere contrast and comparison between […]

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Setting up a co-operative: how to share the burdens of self-employment

The image of the satisfied self-employed, able to set up his small business and to ensure in this way his financial security, is dramatically far from representing reality. As temporary and casual work, freelance work and various other atypical forms of work continue to increase in Europe, the drawbacks of self-employment, often definable as “precarious […]

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An interview with Renato Galliano, Milan’s Sharing City Project

Fulcro della sperimentazione tecnologica delle pratiche di condivisione, le città sono diventate il centro del dibattito sulle politiche pubbliche che riguardano la sharing economy. Città di tutto il mondo, come Seoul, Amsterdam e Londra, hanno cominciato a implementare programmi, legislazioni e regolamenti-quadro per supportare la sharing economy locale. Una di queste città è Milano, patria […]

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L’intelligenza della città partecipata, Roma Palazzo dei Congressi, 24 May 2016

“L’intelligenza della città partecipata: competenze, risorse e regole per l’innovazione urbana” is the title of an event on collaborative governance and urban innovation that will take place in Rome on the 24th May 2016. This event was organized in the framework of the ForumPA 2016, that will also foster other events on the subjects of […]

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Culture&Society – Updates from Europe

On April 19th-20th Bruxelles hosted the European Culture Forum, the biennal flagship event organised by the European Commission, this year focused on “Talent and creativity for a stronger and more inclusive Europe”. Different sessions highlighted the role of culture and creativity in society. Three plenary sessions were devoted to these topics: Plenary Session 1: Can […]

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