The Collaborative and Polycentric Governance of the Urban and Local Commons, by Christian Iaione

The Collaborative and Polycentric Governance of the Urban and Local Commons” is an article written by LabGov coordinator prof. Christian Iaione, together with Paola Cannavò. It was published in 2015 on the Urban Pamphleteer #5.

Institutions, designed in a historical era in which the government handed out basic services to citizens, are nowadays required to design new types of services in collaboration with citizens. In order to define better forms of urban and local governance, it’s necessary to study and elaborate a new paradigm, to find new theories, policies and development models. A new institutional and economic system based on the model of collaborative/ polycentric urban governance in which citizens, the community, local businesses, knowledge institutions, and civil society organisations take care of and manage the commons together with public institutions could be a solution worth exploration. Trends in global urban theory and policy show that collaborative ways to manage urban and rural space and common/collective goods, might be a valid theoretical and research investment.”

If you are interested in this subject, please explore the full paper here