Trans Europe Halles, Sharing Culture & Communities

‘Culture and Sharing Communities’. This is the topic of the next Conference of Trans Europe Halles TEH, a Europe-based network of cultural centres initiated by citizens and artists, that will be held in Pula, Croatia from 25th to 28th May 2017. 4 days to discuss and exchange on the role and practices of independent cultural […]

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How New York is facing digital divide

In the state of  New York the government is facing a big challenge: governor Cuomo is trying to extend broadband to every household in the state by 2018. The lack of broadband infrastructures represents a huge problem for the United States; a 2011 study from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development ranked the US […]

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The CO-Cities Series

All over the world, cities are facing multiple and ever-changing challenges, ranging from growing economic inequalities, widespread gentrification and increasing segregation to issues of environmental degradation and scarcity of resources. In the most extreme cases, such challenges are at the origin of a phenomenon defined by the sociologist and economist Saskia Sassen as political, social […]

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In Madrid for the “Foro Mundial sobre las violencias urbanas”

The City of Madrid, from April 19th to April 21st, is hosting the World Forum on urban violence and education for coexistance and peace, an event designed for being a meeting place for academics, local leaders international networks, NGOs and actors from civil society in order to open a process of debate, reflection and co-design […]

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Exploring Urban Contradictions in Collaborative Housing at the first International Conference “Contradictions Urbaines”, Paris

On March 28th 2017, the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture of Paris – ENSA Paris – hosted the first International Conference Contradictions Urbaines, a one-day event organised by the Laboratoire Ville Urbanisme Environment LAVUE. The event gathered researchers from different fields of study to explore some of the contradictions running through modern cities and metropolitan areas. […]

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Professor Christian Iaione interviewed during the 2016 GSEF meeting

In this interview, recorded during the 3rd Global Social Economy Forum (GSEF) that took place in Montreal from the 5th to 7th of September 2017, Professor Christian Iaione, LabGov’s co-founder, speaks about different topics: from the experiences that are taking place in numerous Italian cities around the urban commons to the importance of creating a stronger network […]

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Agenda RE-CYCLE – Proposte per reinventare la città

Between 1999 and 2012 around 300 million cubic meters of new constructions have been created in Italy. Following the crash of the real estate market in 2007, this construction boom resulted in the presence of an enormous amount of unfinished and unused building in the territories which were hit by the economic crisis. We can […]

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Digital Economy and democracy, a dialogue on social inclusion

On March 23rd-25th, LabGov took part in the Brussels Forum, the annual high-level meeting of the most influential North American and European political, corporate, and intellectual leaders aiming at addressing pressing challenges currently facing both sides of the Atlantic. Between the participants were heads of state, senior officials from the European Union institutions and the […]

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