Cooperative practices for local sustainable development: Casa Congo project in El Astillero, Nicaragua

Credits: Tim Nathan   Casa Congo is a movement for sustainable development in Astillero, Nicaragua, aimed at empowering the local community through creatively engaging and socially cohesive conservation practices. The main purpose is to build a more sustainable future for Astillero, facilitating and fostering sustainable construction and environmental education, surf lessons and creative workshops. The Casa Congo model […]

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“Sharing Cities. Activating the Urban Commons”: a new publication by Shareable

  “Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons” is the new publication from the non-profit media outlet Shareable, which collects 137 case studies divided in 11 categories in order to demonstrate that another city governance model is possible, and is in fact, already in the making. By showcasing initiatives from all over the world, and in […]

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Citizen Sensing for a co-governance of the risk: the Fukushima Safecast case

Credits: Image from the Safecast map (http://blog.safecast.org/maps) It is nowadays plain that climate change, pollution and other environmental hazards directly and indirectly affect the physical, social, and psychological health of humans. This public and environmental health risk could be minimized with effective adaptation strategies and proper governance. People are increasingly becoming aware of the preventability […]

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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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