Bologna as a Laboratory for Urban Commons? – Urban Change Talk, Berlin

When looking for examples of innovative experiments in urban governance and collaborative practices, many observers are turning to the city of Bologna and to its experience with the Regulation on public collaboration between citizens and the city for the care and regeneration of urban commons and with the legislation “Collaborare è Bologna”. In the last years […]

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French Cities in the Making: A State of the Art of the Research on the Habitat Participatif Movement

On January 10th, a one-day long seminar organized by the interdepartmental agency PUCA (Plan Urbanisme Construction Architecture), sponsored and hosted by the French Ministries of Housing and the Environment in Paris, gathered researchers from different fields (urbanism, architecture, law, and sociology) to discuss the state of the art and the future objectives of the research […]

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URBACT III – 2nd Change, Waking up the “sleeping giants”

The event Integrating “urban commons” in the reactivation of vacant buildings and sites will take place on the 26th and 27th of January in the city of Genoa. The event is organized by URBACT III 2nd Chance network within the framework of the Waking up the “sleeping giants” project, which involves several European cities in the regeneration […]

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Can the ride-hailing services reply to the “tragedy of the urban roads” and become a substitute of the transit system?

Cities are facing a series of  problems at the urban mobility level, what is called “the tragedy of urban roads” (Iaione, 2009), that implies: a growing traffic congestion, a huge amount of car accidents and a rising level of carbon emissions, all conditions that affect the urban life. As Iaione[1] underlines they represents the “perfect […]

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A Scuola di Cucina Sostenibile!

Nella giornata di domani, Martedì 17 Gennaio alle ore 18.00, all’Università Luiss Guido Carli, avrà inizio il primo corso di cucina sostenibile con la nutrizionista Sara Farnetti. Si tratterà di un incontro introduttivo al corso di Well-being e sostenibilità durante il quale la mensa dell’Ateneo si trasformerà in un laboratorio gastronomico e i partecipanti potranno […]

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NYCommons: A Tool To Help Grassroots Groups

In urban development, gentrification is a very important process that can transform the city, both socially and economically. Gentrification process in urban areas has several positive aspects (buildings are renovated and beautified, there are more jobs opportunities, more retail and service business, etc.) but also some negatives ones such as the loss of affordable housing […]

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Cooperatives, 8 feasibility studies for innovative projects

The Italian Ministry for Economic Development financed and published 8 feasibility studies related to “cooperative di comunità” (community cooperatives) in order to promote innovative projects and networks among cooperatives, enhancing a more innovative form of collaboration between public sector and cooperative system. The initiative is conducted within the national program of development and promotion of […]

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The Forum PA Annual Report 2016

Today Rome is hosting the launch of the second edition of the FPA Annual Report. The presentation of the report is going to be held by Gianni Dominici and Carlo Mochi Sismondi, respectively General Director and President of FPA, together with Mauro Bonaretti, cabinet secretary of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, and Christian Iaione, co-founder of LabGov and […]

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Spunti per una ri-costruzione

Questo articolo è stato pubblicato il 13 Dicembre 2016 dal Giornale delle Fondazioni, ed è disponibile qui nella sua versione originale. Dopo uno sguardo alla situazione post-sisma in Umbria con «Scosse di comunità. Per una ri-costruzione», alcuni spunti e riflessioni per una fase post-emergenziale costruttiva e rigenerativa, grazie ai contributi di Luca Dal Pozzolo e Christian Iaione. Prospettive […]

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