Turin, towards the Co-City!

Turin, towards the Co-City!

On Friday the 31st of March 2017, the city of Turin will host an event to launch the project Co-City, developed by ANCI, the City of TurinTurin University, FirstLife and Rete delle case di Quartiere.

The Co-City project, developed within the framework of the European program Urban Innovative Action (UIA), aims at experimenting innovative solutions to regenerate abandoned spaces or/and structures and to fight urban poverty in the most problematic areas of the city. The city will favor the creation of collaboration pacts between different urban actors, and it will stimulate a dialogue at the city level but also at national and European level with universities, innovators, private actors, institutions and members of the civil society.

The launch of the project will be an occasion to present the actions that will be developed in the city, and also to discuss the state of the art of the commons at national and international level. Numerous actors engaged in the field of urban regeneration and innovation will take part to the debate, enriching the discussion with examples coming from Athens (SynAthina), Amsterdam (Pakhuis De Zwjiger), Barcelona (project UIA), Lisbon (BipZip) Milan, Reggio Emilia and Bologna.

The event will begin at 10am, with the institutional greetings from the deputy major Guido Montanari and from the Turin University Dean Gianmaria Ajani, followed by the presentation and discussion of the experiences and studies of several experts. Then, the Co-City project itself will be presented, and afterwards some cities will share their own experience regarding the governance of urban commons. The speech of Marco Giusta, Assessor to the coordination of policies for multiculturalism and integration of the new citizens of Turin, will conclude the event. Afterwards the participants will be invited to take part in an Aperitivo, an occasion to continue the conversation in a more informal setting.

The event will certainly be an interesting occasion to discuss about urban commons and about their strategic role in shaping the future of our cities. More information on Co-City launch event are available here.

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Nella giornata di venerdì 31 Marzo, nella città di Torino presso l’ex Incet, si terrà l’evento di lancio del progetto Co-City, vincitore insieme ad altre 18 città del bando Urban Innovative Action (UIA).

Il progetto prevede l’utilizzo di patti di collaborazione come strumenti di rigenerazione urbana e lotta contro la povertà nelle aree più degradate della città.

Maggiori informazioni sull’evento sono disponibili a questo link.