Presentazione progetto #100Celle Smart Home

On Friday, September 22nd, the presentation of the Project “#100celle Smart Home” will take place at Fusolab 2.0 (Viale della Bella Villa), from 6.00 PM. The event will be held as follows: Presentation of the Project “#100celle Smart Home”; Question time; Collection of individual statements. The project aims at reducing final electrical and thermal energy […]

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The Rise of Community Land Trust in Europe

Granby Community Land Trust (Credits © Ronnie Hughes) In most European countries long-term housing affordability and neighbourhood revitalisation are emerging as crucial concerns in the current housing political and policy agenda. Local authorities in several European cities have started to recognise the importance of supporting and funding collaborative housing projects as a strategy to meet the unsatisfied demand […]

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A new guidebook for community involvement in heritage management

“Heritage is only relevant, when it is relevant for the people”. The Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC), founded in 1993, gathers 280 cities hosting sites included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Its aims are “to favor the implementation of the World Heritage Convention, to encourage co-operation and the exchange of information and expertise on […]

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Sharing and cooperative practices for local sustainable development: the urban village communities in Seoul. The case of the Sungmisan Village.

In Seoul the village movement is exploding as a form for a sustainable local development and a model for commons-based services for the neighborhood. To solve problems like poverty, imbalance between the poor and the rich and between the rural and the urban, as well as social injustice, social exclusion and marginalization, the Seoul Metropolitan […]

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A Call for best policies and practices by EUCANET

EUCANET, the European Agencies Network for citizenship, inclusion, involvement and empowerment of communities through the urban transformation process, is launching a call for best policies and practices. EUCANET is co-founded by the Europe for Citizens Programme and it involves five partners from four countries: Urban Center Metropolitano Torino and Urban Center Bologna from Italy, City of […]

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Towards the transportation reform: a chance for a more integrated and sustainable urban mobility system?

  The advent of online platforms and new technologies is breaking down traditional axes of both social interaction and commercial power, shifting the structure of traditional services[1]. The platform revolution is radically transforming an array of many sectors, like transportation, accommodations and personal services[2]. It can be considered as a pervasive innovation, which facilitates direct […]

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In Poland the 4th International Conference on Urban and Regional Economics

The conference “Contemporary Urban Policy – European Perspective” will take place at the University of Economics in Katowice, 12-13 October 2017, thanks to the organization of the Department of Spatial and Environmental Economics. The focus will be on urban policy, urban governance and collaborative planning. The meeting will bring together academics, policymakers and practitioners to […]

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The Right to the Co-City

Christian Iaione, LabGov Faculty Director, published a new study “The Right To the Co-city” on the Italian Journal of Public Law, Volume 9, Issue 1, 2017, p. 80. This study is an effort to contribute to the current urban studies debate on the way to conceptualize the city by advancing a rights-based approach and to […]

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Omnia Sunt Communia

Omnia Sunt Communia. On the Commons and the Transformation to Postcapitalism is a new book written by Massimo De Angelis, a professor of political economy at the University of East London and founder and editor of the web journal The Commoner. The expression “omnia sunt communia” means “all things in common” and is a Latin […]

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