Participatory Budgeting in New York City

Participatory budgeting is a democratic practice that was first implemented in Latin America in the late 80’, traveled the world and it’s now been instituted in 1500 cities worldwide. Several scholars[1] highlights the positive impact of participatory budgeting for the quality of life in cities and for democratic legitimacy and in particular his potentiality to […]

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This is not (only) green economy – “Green Week” at Trento University, sponsored by the ENI Foundation

  LabGov will participate at the Trento Green Week, a forum for discussion on the major issues of the green economy. The three-day festival, that will take place from the 4th to the 6th of March, includes several sessions, debates, meetings and events on sustainability. LabGov will intervene during the panel on  “The collaborative economy in […]

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The wind of innovation: the role of the governance of the commons in the fight against organized crime

On December 7th and 8th, the “Free innovation” workshop, organized by the association Libera will take place in Naples. The event is organized to celebrate the final phase of “Officine Libere”, an initiative by Libera in collaboration with the Youth National Agency. Prof. Christian Iaione, coordinator of LabGov, will moderate the panel devoted to the commons.  Libera […]

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Internazionale festival in Ferrara: a discussion about collaborative economy

On 3rd October, at 5 pm, Internazionale Ferrara festival will host an event where prof. Christian Iaione, LabGov coordinators, Albert Canigueral from OUIshare, and Gea Scancarello, journalist and writer, will discuss about the sharing economy, as a phenomenon between the market and social innovation. Marta Mainieri (Collaboriamo) will moderate the discussion. The event is organized in collaboration with […]

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The city as a commons. The city as an institution for collective action

On 14th May 2015, , Prof. Sheila Foster and Prof. Christian Iaione will present their co-authored paper “The city as a commons”. The presentation will take place in Rome, at La Sapienza University, at the School of Economics and Law in Via Del Castro Laurenziano 9, 2nd Floor, at 4:00 pm.   The paper will […]

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CO-Mantova calling

Co-Mantua is calling for collaboration: the public consultation on the institutional prototype of the first CO-City of Italy is online!   CO-Mantova, is the result of a collaborative process the “Enterprises for the commons” Co-design Laboratory, held in Mantova during the previous months, supported by the local Chamber of Commerce and realised under the scientific […]

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Bologna Regulation on public collaboration for urban commons

The City of Bologna has just adopted the translation prepared by 2013/2014 LabGov interns as the official English version of the Bologna Regulation on public collaboration between citizens and the city for the care and regeneration of urban commons. The official English version of the Regulation is available here. LabGov interns participated actively to “La città come bene comune” (i.e. “The city as […]

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Riqualificare per integrare

Roma pullula di edifici degradati e aree urbane in derelizione. La riqualificazione di edifici o di aree verdi della città da ad opera dei cittadini è un atto importante di presa di coscienza, da parte della cittadinanza, della necessità di attivarsi per operare un cambiamento nella società, contribuendo al benessere collettivo. Oltre ad offrire un […]

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