Barcelona Urban Commons

On Tuesday, November 21st, the Meeting “Urban Commons: towards the communitary management of public goods and services” (Comuns Urbans: cap a la gestió comunitària d’allò públic) will be held in Barcelona, starting from 10.00 a.m.. Professor Christian Iaione will be a keynote speaker at the Conference “Comunalització d’allò públic: Experiències a Europa”, starting from 12.30. […]

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Agenda 2030. Economia e sostenibilità

  On Saturday, November 18th, the Workshop “Agenda 2030. Economia e sostenibilità” will be held at Luiss University, Viale Romania 32. The workshop, created by the collaboration between LUISS Finance Club and Collalto University Center, with the patronage of LUISS ERS Hub, aims to raise awareness among participants about the importance of United Nations Agenda […]

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Third EU.CA.NET Project in Bologna 17 – 19 October 2017

From Tuesday 17th to Thursday 19th October 2017 the third EUCANET project will be held in Bologna, organized and hosted by the Urban Center Bologna. The initiative, inaugurated in the presence of Valentina Orioli (Councilor for Urban Planning, Private Household, Environment, Protection and Reconstruction of the Historical Centre),  Giovanni Ginocchini (Director Urban Center Bologna), Valeria […]

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Can sustinable mobility systems support Vibrant Communities?

Mobility represents a fundamental right, intimately tied to the quality of life in cities, hamlets and suburbs, occupying a large portion of the community’s land. In this regard, the increase expected by 2050 of over 66%  (compared to 54% in 2014) of the world population that will reside in cities must be taken into account. Indeed, […]

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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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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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Can everyone be a private driver? The opinion of the EU Advocate General Szpunar.

Last May Advocate General Szpunar gave his first opinion about the right qualification of the service provided by Uber. Uber is a peer-to-peer mobile ride-sharing platform which has received tremendous attention in recent years[1].  Anyone having a smartphone equipped with the Uber application (i.e. the App) can get a ride in the cities where the […]

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Good Practice in Genoa: a step forward the experimentation of sharing economy

Last June 9th 2017 the City of Genoa freely undersigned an agreement on the Tourists Tax with Airbnb Ireland, the famous platform that connects people having extra space to rent (i.e. Hosts) with people (i.e. Guests) who need it for a short-term accommodation (i.e. Listing). The agreement introduces a participatory model for the management of […]

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