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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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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LabGov on Co-cities on agenda digitale.eu

Longtime LabGov member Elena de Nictolis and environmental law expert Chiara Prevete wrote an article on the agendadigitale.eu “Open Government Forum” section. The article describes the modus operandi adopted by LabGov in fostering the trasformation of our cities in co-cities with a collaborative governance. The “Co-City” action carried on by LabGov promotes collaboration as a […]

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Culturability: Sheila Foster and Christian Iaione on Urban Commons and City as a Commons

On the 15th of July, Unipolis Foundation in collaboration with Fitzcarraldo Foundation and Make a Cube association organised a second mentoring workshop for the 15 finalists (the description of finalists see below, or at: http://culturability.org/notizie/finalisti-bando-culturability/) who have been selected from the “Culturability” call – an Italian national call to support innovative projects in cultural and creative fields […]

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Focus on the author: Christian Iaione

This article is a focus on the figure of LabGov’s coordinator, professor Christian Iaione. Christian Iaione is associate professor of public law at Guglielmo Marconi University of Rome, fellow of the Urban Law Center at Fordham University, and visiting professor of governance of the commons at LUISS Guido Carli. He is an expert of the EU […]

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The City as a Commons, by Sheila Foster and Christian Iaione

“The City as a Commons” is an article written by LabGov coordinator, professor Christian Iaione, together with Sheila Foster, and it was published in 2016 on the Yale Law and Policy Review.  As rapid urbanization intensifies around the world, so do contestations over how city space is utilized and for whose benefit urban revitalization is undertaken. […]

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The Collaborative and Polycentric Governance of the Urban and Local Commons, by Christian Iaione

“The Collaborative and Polycentric Governance of the Urban and Local Commons” is an article written by LabGov coordinator prof. Christian Iaione, together with Paola Cannavò. It was published in 2015 on the Urban Pamphleteer #5. “Institutions, designed in a historical era in which the government handed out basic services to citizens, are nowadays required to […]

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Piazza dei Colori, Bologna, 27-28 June 2016

The Co-Bologna project made an important step forward last weekend, through the workshop for Piazza dei Colori, coordinated by some of the LabGov staff members. Piazza dei Colori is one of Co-Bologna “construction sites”, and the aim is to turn it into a collaborative district that could later include different realities from Croce del Biacco […]

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Governing the Urban Commons, by Christian Iaione

“Governing the Urban Commons” is an article written by LabGov coordinator, prof. Christian Iaione, and first published in 2015 in the Italian Journal of Public Law. The purpose of this paper is to investigate a crucial question relating to institutional design in the public sector. After two centuries of Leviathan-like public institutions or Welfare State, […]

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The Tragedy of Urban Roads, by Christian Iaione

“The tragedy of urban roads: Saving cities from choking, calling on citizens to combat climate change” is an article wrote by LabGov coordinator, prof. Christian Iaione, and published on the Fordham Urban Law Journal in 2009.  This article argues that the best response to the tragedy of road congestion has to rely on market-based regulatory […]

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