DigiPay4Growth: how digital payments can stimulate local and regional growth

  DigiPay4Growth, a project co-financed by the EU, aims at generating a new economic model in order to find a solution to the economic crisis that is affecting the Eurozone. The idea is to implement a new system of digital payments (DPS – digital payment system) through a business network, in order to stimulate local […]

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From cities to platforms: the future lies in participatory governance

This week LabGov recommends “The city as a Platform: How Digital Networks are Changing Urban Life and Governance” by David Bollier, an insight into the digital challenges our cities are facing. It is the result report of the 24th roundtable on Information Technology, hosted by the Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program. Thirty leaders and […]

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Explore, Experiment, Experience, Expand: Lab Connections, Policy Labs in Europe, for Europe

Last October, the EU Policy Lab hosted “Lab Connections – Policy Labs in Europe, for Europe”, first meeting of European policy labs and first opportunity to generate a community of practitioners and policy-makers at several levels of governance.  Being an applied research-based policy innovation lab LabGov was invited to share its experiences focused on the Sharing […]

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Economic growth scenarios of the sharing economy in Italy

The sharing economy is worth 3.5 billion euros and expected to grow considerably in the next ten years, according to a recent report published by Università di Pavia. The analysis, supervised by Professors Luciano Canova and Stefania Migliacca and commissioned by PHD Italia, represents the very first attempt to study the impacts and trends of […]

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The city of the future according to Maurizio Carta

Maurizio Carta, Architect, PhD in Urban and Regional Planning, Full Professor of urban and regional planning at the Department of Architecture at the University of Palermo and advisor for a number of public national and international bodies, is the author of “Creative City – Dynamics, Innovations and Actions“. In his work, Carta tries to condensate […]

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Peer Value Conference: Amsterdam, September 2-3, 2016

Join LabGov in Amsterdam at the “Peer Value: Advancing the Commons Collaborative Economy” Conference. The event will take place next September 2-3, 2016, hosted by the city of Amsterdam, in collaboration with P2P Value, Wikimedia, CSG, Shareable and Ouishare. Its aim  is to address the world of the commons on a global scale, to share […]

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Save the date! XVI Biennal IASC Conference – Utrecht, 10-14 July 2017

If we had to name the current crossroad of studies and events about the commons, we could not but think about Utrecht. In the past few weeks, LabGov attended the Symposium “Cooperation in the field” hosted by the city university and IASC dinner debate there.  But there is good news: we will walk our road […]

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Symposium “Cooperation in the field” – June 23rd, Utrecht University

Next Thursday, June 23rd, Utrecht University will host the Symposium “Cooperation in the field”. It will be the opportunity for international researchers, experts and students to gather and share their respective ideas and practical experiences on cooperative practices. The event is part of the strategic thematic series on “Institutions for Open Societies”. Professor Tine de […]

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European Development Days – On the importance of the Urban Dimension

With adoption of the Amsterdam Pact on May 30th, EU leaders showed their full endorsement of the need to attach considerations at the urban dimension to EU decision-making. As we pointed out in our previous article on the topic (We are already on our way to Amsterdam: Countdown to the new EU Urban Agenda), the […]

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Funding the Cooperative City. New models for community spaces – Rome, May 5-7

On May 5-7 Rome will host “Funding the Cooperative City. New models for community spaces“. The workshop is organized by Eutropian, a planning, policy and research organization helping urban regeneration processes, together with many institutional and private partners. The event aims at discovering new economic models for community-led urban development through experiences and initiatives from […]

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