Conference in Bergamo -The new law of public contracts

The conference “Il nuovo codice dei contratti. Strumenti a disposizione delle Pubbliche Amministrazioni nella relazione con le imprese ordinarie e le imprese cooperative” (The new contracts code. Instruments for the Public Administrations in relation to ordinary and cooperative enterprises) will take place in Bergamo on Friday the 12th of May 2017. The event, which is mainly […]

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Attraversando la crisi – Innovazione e vita quotidiana

The PRIN conference “Attraversando la crisi, Innovazione e vita quotidiana” (Through the crisis, innovation and everyday life) will take place on Friday the 12th of May 2017 at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. The event, organized by the Sociology Department and by the research center Modacult, will be an occasion to present and discuss the research “Pratiche sostenibili di vita […]

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Turning Tables – Reporting from Calabria 2017

On Wednesday the 10th of May the Turning Tables initiative, promoted by the network of international Laboratories UrbanLab+[1], comes to Calabria for a collective laboratory aiming at stimulating a dialogue on the functioning of cities and on the wellbeing of their inhabitants. The event is organized by the Urbanism Department of the Calabria region and by […]

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Community Land Trust- DUDLEY STREET NEIGHBORHOOD INITIATIVE: DEVELOPMENT WITHOUT DISPLACEMENT

We have already presented the Community Land Trust’s model (CLT), as a membership-based, non-profit organization chartered to hold and manage land in trust for the benefit of a given community, underling how the three elements, land, trust and community, are at the core of the model itself. The main goal is to provide long-term model […]

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URBANITAS – the first forum for a sustainable, resilient and creative city

On Thursday, May 4th, and Friday, May 5th, the city of Rome is going to host URBANITAS, the first forum for a sustainable, resilient and creative city. Public institutions, research centers, enterprises, national and international stakeholders will be involved in a 2-days forum tailored for the promotion of a dialogue about the future of the […]

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The CO-Cities Series: #1 Naples

In the last years, the city of Naples has been the theatre of a series of experimentations and innovations in urban democracy through the commons. What makes the experience of this city particularly special is that the requests voiced by urban communities are being met by the efforts of a local administration committed to strengthening collective […]

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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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