“Collaborare è Bologna”: the new way to think of the city

“Collaborare è Bologna” is a project of the City of Bologna, managed with the Bologna Urban Center and various partners to promote a “culture of collaboration” with continuous and consistent community involvement,and to make technologies, resources, spaces, knowledge, skills and information more accessible. In this framework, on 19 May 2014, the Municipality of Bologna approved […]

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1st #co-working session is online: the “collaboration seed” was planted.

Last weekend, on 16 and 17 October LabGov held the first co-working session for  2015-2016. On Friday afternoon, the new LabGovers came together to discuss and to co-design a new idea for Rome together. Students were inspired by foremost experts in the field of regeneration and care of the commons. Each expert, with his or […]

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The first co-working session is around the corner.

On 16 and 17 October, Labgov will present the first co-working session for Labgov 2016. This two-day workshop is based on the proposal to imagine Rome in an innovative way. The project CO-ROMA is focused on the idea that a city should learn to share, collaborate and cooperate with the institutions, the civil society, universities […]

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Ready, steady, go! We are already here. #LabGov2015/2016

October 2nd we launched LabGov once again for the new academic year 2015/2016! On our first afternoon of the year, full of emotions and debates, we started with a very ambitious and challenging project. In the presence of the new LabGovers (Law, Economics, and Political Science students)several professors, staff members and illustrious experts had the […]

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The City as a Commons – How Democratic are the Urban Commons?

The 1st IASC (International Association for the Study of the Commons) Thematic Conference on urban commons is approaching. The call for abstracts is out until Aug 10th at 12:00 AM PT. The Conference title unveils the complexity and the ambition of an event that wishes to gather for two days the most prominent scholars and […]

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Fondazione CON IL SUD: call for the regeneration of 14 commons in the South of Italy

Fondazione CON IL SUD, an Italian Foundation operating in the south of Italy, has just launched a call for proposals entitled “Bando storico-artistico – il bene torna comune”. With this initiative the Foundation wants to regenerate 14 assets  according to projects made by the local communities, enterprises and institutions. CON IL SUD granted 4 million euros in […]

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CON IL SUD Foundation: call for the requalification of 14 common goods; third time is the charm.

  An Italian Foundation (CON IL SUD) wants to revalue some buildings (14 to be exact) according to projects made by the local communities, enterprises and institutions. CON IL SUD granted 4 million euros in order to enact such propositions aimed to allow the community to enjoy such common goods in a sustainable way. This […]

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Project “Beni Comuni”: when sharing heals the spirit of the community

What happens when a region is scourged by a natural disaster, like an earthquake? There is the time  grief, of course, and the time of reconstruction, involving an extremely delicate phase: the healing of the victims’ souls. That was the motivation that pushed the Ministry of the Tourism and Cultural Activities to fund an initiative, […]

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The city as a commons. The city as an institution for collective action

On 14th May 2015, , Prof. Sheila Foster and Prof. Christian Iaione will present their co-authored paper “The city as a commons”. The presentation will take place in Rome, at La Sapienza University, at the School of Economics and Law in Via Del Castro Laurenziano 9, 2nd Floor, at 4:00 pm.   The paper will […]

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“Bari per Bene” – Active Citizens for urban regeneration

A very nice and recommendable initiative about urban regeneration in Italy is the project “Bari per Bene”, adopted by the municipality of Bari. It was a particular San Valentine’s day this year in Bari, because during that day the project has started. An “act of love” dedicated to the whole town. An act proposed by […]

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