A masterclass on The City as a Commons

A masterclass on The City as a Commons

On Friday, January 12, the Executive Urban Management Master of Amsterdam University of Applied Science is going to host a masterclass on The City as a Commons [1]held by LabGov’s co-founder prof. Christian Iaione.

The Master aims at growing young professionals willing to deal with the big urban challenges that cities are constantly facing nowadays. During this master students develop competences to effectively tackle metropolitan issues. They acquire up-to-date knowledge of various issues, methods and theories, do practical research and build a multidisciplinary network. After successfully completing the Urban Management master’s program, they may take the title of Master of Arts (MA).

The masterclass will focus on the LabGov theoretical framework and case studies, on the concept of the quintuple helix (the structure that stimulates public-private partnerships, by involving five types of actors: civic, social, cognitive, public and private), with an emphasis on the role of the knowledge institutions in the Co-City arena.

[1] Read the full paper “The City as a Commons” by Sheila Foster and Christian Iaione here: http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1698&context=ylpr