Addressing bottom-linked governance and citizenship through Living Street in the City of Ghent

In 2010 the City of Ghent, together with other four cities – Aberdeen, Rotterdam, Montreuil, Ludwigsburg – engaged in the European project Music, aimed at catalyzing and mainstreaming carbon and energy reduction in urban policies, activities and the build environment. The project represented an opportunity for decisive local actions to address sustainability challenges. In particular, […]

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Citizen engagement in Science and Policy-Making: the EU Joint Research Center Perspective

The idea of proactive citizen engagement in Science and Policy-Making has recently attracted the institutional interest at the European Union level. In particular, the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has often dealt with the topic in recent years. Worth to be quoted is the JRC Science for Policy Report “Citizen Engagement in Science […]

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The potential of collective drones’ monitoring for Indigenous communities at risk

Nowadays, we are experiencing a sharp and progressive decrease of oil and gas prices.[i] Nevertheless, irresponsible and only profit-driven extractive activities continue to expand and to impose their toxic footprint on the environment and the society. The extent to which these practices conflict with the sustainability goals stated at the international level is significant. Furthermore, […]

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From storytelling to active engagement: let’s co-work together!

The second day of co-working session, held on October the 15th  begun with Eloisa Susanna’s general outlook about other active projects, similar to #coRome, spread all over Italy.Eloisa,a young architect,rapidly commemorated the G124 project,launched by Renzo Piano in which great relevance is given to peripheral areas and the imperative need of maintenance trough micro-surgical interventions,this is what […]

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The “hero’s journey” projected in every-day life

On October the 14th, LabGov started the first co-working session in which Paola Santoro, an expert designer, exposed the “hero’s journey”  having as protagonists Alessandra and Urio: the spokespersons of the raising Community of the Public Park of Centocelle. This is the #Co-Rome project (www.co-roma.it): an audacious initiative in which achievements and failures characterized the […]

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Narratives of Inclusion: Can Urban Commons Help us Live Together?

Cities are paradoxical spaces. On one hand, it is commonly known that, for instance, migration has been one of the most effective ways to increase the standard of living. In theory, when coming to the big cities, people are offered a surplus of opportunities to work, get educated, create a family and enjoy the lives they want. Therefore, […]

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Technical meeting for Pilastro project, July 7, Bologna

Pilastro is a development project of the Pilastro area, which is situated in the suburb of Bologna. The aim of this project is to add value to this zone, connecting the shared values of people with the economic needs of the area. Moreover, the Pilastro project is the first attempt to build a collaborative community. Pilastro is […]

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Governance models for sharing cities, by M. Bernardi and D. Diamantini

“Governance models for sharing cities: Seoul and Milan” is a paper written by Monica Bernardi and Davide Diamantini, urban sociologists and social researchers at the Milano-Bicocca University. This article was first discussed at the 1st IASC Thematic Conference: The city as a commons, which was held in Bologna on 6-7 November 2015 and had the […]

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The Co-City: new roads towards innovation suggested by prof. Iaione

“The CO-City: Sharing, Collaborating, Cooperating, and Commoning in the City” is a paper written by professor Christian Iaione of LabGov, published on the American Journal of Economics and Sociology in March 2016 and discussed in the framework of the 4th European Regional Meeting of IASC, which took place from the 10th to the 13th May […]

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LabGov in Turin to talk about Urban Visions

The theme of the 29th Salone Internazionale del Libro, which will take place from May 12th to May 16th,  is “Visions”. The protagonists of this book fair will be those who can look far and who can implement fairly impossible projects. Urban Center Metropolitano Torino have organized, during the fair, a meeting about Urban Visions. […]

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