Urban commons initiatives in the city of Ghent: a Commons Transition Plan by Bauwens

Credits: picture from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:In_Ghent,_Belgium_J1.jpg     Commons represents an issue which has been subject of many studies and discussions. LabGov used to deal with the topic of the commons and its co-founders themselves (Prof. Sheila Foster and Prof. Christian Iaione) talk of  “The City as a Commons”. Today, indeed, we witness a rise of commons-oriented civic […]

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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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Will Robots Destroy Job?

Nowadays, experts predict that a tipping point in robotic deployments is imminent all over the world. For decades, robotic automation has been developed in several industries, including the automotive and manufacturing sectors and now much of the developed world isn’t prepared for such a radical transition. From the first industrial revolution, to the 1500s, the […]

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Save the date: primo modulo di LabGov EDU 2017/2018

Save the date! Venerdì 20 e sabato 21 ottobre primo modulo di LabGov EDU 2017/2018! Venerdì, dalle 16. 00 alle 18.00 in aula 308/c avremo ospite il prof. Francesco Rullani,  esperto di implicazioni organizzative, strategiche e manageriali dell’adozione di modelli di produzione di conoscenza aperti, che presenterà un intervento su Social Innovation e Social Entrepreneurship come nuovi strumenti per affrontare nuovi […]

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On the ‘Medellin Miracle’ and the ‘Social Urbanism’ Model

  Source: The Guardian. “Cable cars and escalators now carry tens of thousands of people a day between Medellín’s comunas and the city centre. Photograph: Alamy”     Urban scholars and practitioners today look up to Medellin as one of the most progressive cities in the world. Winner of an impressive amount of awards like […]

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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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LUISS Edu_LabGov 2017/2018: Let’s Re-start!

The fifth edition of LUISS LabGov Educational Lab (workshops, co-design sessions, community gardening and fieldwork) will re-start on October 6th, 2017! The meeting will be held in Viale Romania, 32 at 4.00 PM. EDU_LabGov 2017-2018 will explore the principles, techniques, instruments and practices of the urban commons’ management. The experience, as every year, will begin from LUISS community garden, intended as […]

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Smart City and Smart Community project (Enea/LabGov) presented at the ERSCP Conference 2017 in Skiathos Island

The ERSCP Conference (see: www.erscp.eu) is the annual european convenings of scholars and policy makers addressing the issue of Sustainability in both industrial production and consumption, taking place since 1994. The 2017 edition of the Conference is taking place in Skiathos Island, Greece, from 1st to 5th of October 2017 and is organized by the Environmental […]

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