Focus on the author: Sheila Foster

This article is a focus on the figure of Professor Sheila Foster, LabGov’s co-founder. Sheila R. Foster is University Professor and the Albert A. Walsh Professor of Real Estate, Land Use and Property Law at Fordham University. She is also the faculty co-director of the Fordham Urban Law Center. She served as Vice Dean of […]

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LabGov on Co-cities on agenda digitale.eu

Longtime LabGov member Elena de Nictolis and environmental law expert Chiara Prevete wrote an article on the agendadigitale.eu “Open Government Forum” section. The article describes the modus operandi adopted by LabGov in fostering the trasformation of our cities in co-cities with a collaborative governance. The “Co-City” action carried on by LabGov promotes collaboration as a […]

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Third Sector Seminar, July 7, Roma

Today, July 7, the Forum Terzo Settore held in Rome (in the Fondazione con il Sud headquarters) a seminar dedicated to the Council of Europe’s 2005 Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society, mainly known as the Faro Convention.  The main theme discussed in this seminar was the role of the Faro Convention as a […]

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Technical meeting for Pilastro project, July 7, Bologna

Pilastro is a development project of the Pilastro area, which is situated in the suburb of Bologna. The aim of this project is to add value to this zone, connecting the shared values of people with the economic needs of the area. Moreover, the Pilastro project is the first attempt to build a collaborative community. Pilastro is […]

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Focus on the author: Christian Iaione

This article is a focus on the figure of LabGov’s coordinator, professor Christian Iaione. Christian Iaione is associate professor of public law at Guglielmo Marconi University of Rome, fellow of the Urban Law Center at Fordham University, and visiting professor of governance of the commons at LUISS Guido Carli. He is an expert of the EU […]

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The City as a Commons, by Sheila Foster and Christian Iaione

“The City as a Commons” is an article written by LabGov coordinator, professor Christian Iaione, together with Sheila Foster, and it was published in 2016 on the Yale Law and Policy Review.  As rapid urbanization intensifies around the world, so do contestations over how city space is utilized and for whose benefit urban revitalization is undertaken. […]

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The Collaborative and Polycentric Governance of the Urban and Local Commons, by Christian Iaione

“The Collaborative and Polycentric Governance of the Urban and Local Commons” is an article written by LabGov coordinator prof. Christian Iaione, together with Paola Cannavò. It was published in 2015 on the Urban Pamphleteer #5. “Institutions, designed in a historical era in which the government handed out basic services to citizens, are nowadays required to […]

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The Local and Regional Dimensions of the Sharing Economy, by Christian Iaione

This document is an official CoR opinion that was drafted by LabGov coordinator prof. Christian Iaione, as an expert of the EU Committee of the Regions. It was examinated in the 115th plenary session of 3-4 December 2015.  The opinion contains some policy recommendations to the European Union in the subject of sharing economy, based on an […]

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Piazza dei Colori, Bologna, 27-28 June 2016

The Co-Bologna project made an important step forward last weekend, through the workshop for Piazza dei Colori, coordinated by some of the LabGov staff members. Piazza dei Colori is one of Co-Bologna “construction sites”, and the aim is to turn it into a collaborative district that could later include different realities from Croce del Biacco […]

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Governing the Urban Commons, by Christian Iaione

“Governing the Urban Commons” is an article written by LabGov coordinator, prof. Christian Iaione, and first published in 2015 in the Italian Journal of Public Law. The purpose of this paper is to investigate a crucial question relating to institutional design in the public sector. After two centuries of Leviathan-like public institutions or Welfare State, […]

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