The real ‘Airbnb effect’ and Amsterdam Practices

The fundamental challenge for cities is to be a welcoming environment for the people who live there – one that nurtures and makes them work. Since the economic stagnation, which has led a number of countries to a severe crisis, and as there has been little economic security, cities lost this welcoming environment. Airbnb, co- […]

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LabGov Amsterdam | Masterclass by Sheila Foster at Pakhuis de Zwijger

On the 13th of September Sheila Foster had a visit at Pakhuis de Zwijger (PDZ) to share her insights and experiences from the Laboratories for the Governance of the Commons in Bologna and New York, as well as, in the light of a new project – LabgGov Amsterdam, organise a masterclass with a full room of active urban […]

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The Amsterdam City Makers Summit: the new way to connect Europe

The City Makers Summit will be held from May 27 to May 30,2016. LabGov, with the presence of Professor Christian Iaione, is getting ready for four days full of innovative inspiration, unlocking know-how and setting agendas, and reflections on the (Im)pact of the city of Amsterdam on the development of the New Urban Agenda. Professor […]

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We are already on our way to Amsterdam: Countdown to the new EU Urban Agenda

“Europe is one of the most urbanised continents in the world.” 75% Europeans live in urban areas, where 77% jobs and 53% companies are concentrated. They are the place where daily life takes place with challenges and demands to face every day in an increasingly complex matrix. With regards to climate change, social innovation, transport, […]

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Road to Amsterdam: urban governance, the commons and the principle of equality

As two thirds of Europeans live in urban areas, the latter have become the core of both institutional relations and economic activities. By carrying out almost 55% of public investments, cities are inescapably fore-front players at different political dimensions. Faced by increasingly more complex issues – from urban poverty and social exclusion to environmental protection […]

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New Europe City Makers Pre-Summit

    On February 4 and 5 City Makers from across 60 cities in the Netherlands and Europe will exchange know-how and experience, during a two day conference in preparation of the City Makers Summit where LabGov will participate . The networks of Nieuw Nederland- Steden in Transitie and New Europe – Cities in Transition will further develop […]

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