Co–making the City. Ideas from the Innovative City Development Meeting

  photo credit: Shareen Elnaschie‏ @shareenee As presented in a previous article of LabGov, in March 2017 the City of Madrid, together with the  European Cultural Foundation (ECF) and the  Connected Action for the Commons hold the Innovative City Development Meeting. A gathering of innovative city makers – researchers, activists, experts and city officials – […]

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A crowdfunding campaign for the acquisition of the Casa del Pescatore “Bene Comune”

Credits: picture from http://www.innesto.org     On the sides of the Endine Lake there is a real estate called “la Casa del Pescatore”, one of the access points to the Cavallina Valley providing services to tourists wanting to visit the area. The Casa has been managed for 16 years by a social cooperative, L’Innesto, on behalf of the Mountain […]

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The Port of Capri as the first public-commons partnership

Credits: picture from www.portoturisticodicapri.com     The decision of the Regional Administrative Court of Lazio no 874, issued on July 26th 2017, confirmed the legitimacy of the action taken by the City of Capri to buy-back from Invitalia, a State-owned company, the 49% of the shares of the company managing the Touristic Port of Capri. The Touristic […]

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Commons Matter: IASC Conference – Utrecht, July 2017

Official Event Video by Utrecht University to present the 2017 IASC Conference taking place in Utrecht. The global XVI Biennial Conference, ‘Practicing the commons: Self-governance, cooperation, and institutional change’ of The International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) is taking place this week in the historical city centre of Utrecht, from the 10th […]

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The Mondeggi Bene Comune Initiative

Fighting to regain access of abandoned public lands, the Mondeggi Bene Comune initiative was born in 2013, out of the Florence Committee for Land as a Common Good (Terra bene Comune Firenze) in order to defend the principles of commoning on agricultural lands on the specific site of the Mondeggi farm, a 200 hectares territory […]

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Terza conferenza sull’archeologia e storia del Parco Archeologico di Centocelle

Prosegue il ciclo di conferenze “Tra archeologia e storia alla scoperta del Parco Archeologico di Centocelle e del protone di Torre Spaccata“, realizzata in collaborazione tra LabGov, la Comunità Parco Pubblico Centocelle, l’Associazione Culturale Quattro Sassi, Settimo Bicicletta e l’Associazione 100 aCapo aps. Appuntamento mercoledì 16 giugno presso il Parco Tor Fiscale alle ore 16.00. […]

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Tra archeologia e storia alla scoperta del Parco Archeologico di Centocelle

Mercoledì 7 giugno la Biblioteca Rugantino di Roma ospiterà il secondo appuntamento del ciclo di conferenze “Tra archeologia e storia alla scoperta del Parco Archeologico di Centocelle”. L’evento, organizzato dalla Comunità Parco Pubblico di Centocelle in collaborazione con il CdQ Torre Spaccata, l’Associazione Quattro Sassi, l’Associazione 100eACapo e Settimo Biciclettari, ospiterà tre interventi: Dott.ssa Patrizia […]

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The CO-Cities Series: #1 Naples

In the last years, the city of Naples has been the theatre of a series of experimentations and innovations in urban democracy through the commons. What makes the experience of this city particularly special is that the requests voiced by urban communities are being met by the efforts of a local administration committed to strengthening collective […]

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