French Cities in the Making: A State of the Art of the Research on the Habitat Participatif Movement

On January 10th, a one-day long seminar organized by the interdepartmental agency PUCA (Plan Urbanisme Construction Architecture), sponsored and hosted by the French Ministries of Housing and the Environment in Paris, gathered researchers from different fields (urbanism, architecture, law, and sociology) to discuss the state of the art and the future objectives of the research […]

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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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TURIN 6-7 MAY: LIVE IN A HOUSE FOR LIVING IN A NEIGHBORHOOD

  Nowdays the possibilities to share space , time , houses and any physical locations are increasing. We are experiencing the sharing of urban commons in many ways. Usually the protagonists are citizens that use the abandoned buildings, parks, factories which are re-used with creativity to create something beautiful from an apparently old and abbandonated […]

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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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CO-Bologna restarts to build new forms of collaborative governance

The long route of the CO-Bologna project – the cooperation agreement between the Municipality of Bologna and Fondazione del Monte of Bologna and Ravenna to deepen and continue in the innovative process and administrative trial started in 2011, aiming to promoting cooperative forms of governance of the commons – is about to restart. The forthcoming […]

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“Commons Collaborative Economies: Policies, Technologies and City for the People” – International workshop in Barcelona

On the 11th, 12th and 13th of March, Barcelona will host the International Workshop on Commons Collaborative Economies: Policies, Technologies and City for the People, promoted by the Municipality in collaboration with the P2P Value European project, a techno-social platform for sustainable models and value generation in commons-based peer production in the Future Internet. The […]

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This is not (only) green economy – “Green Week” at Trento University, sponsored by the ENI Foundation

  LabGov will participate at the Trento Green Week, a forum for discussion on the major issues of the green economy. The three-day festival, that will take place from the 4th to the 6th of March, includes several sessions, debates, meetings and events on sustainability. LabGov will intervene during the panel on  “The collaborative economy in […]

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“New Democracy: Co-Creating the City” – ECF’s event in Amsterdam

Today, almost three quarters of Europeans live in urban areas. Cities are at the core of institutional relations and economic growth. Yet, they are facing unprecedented social and environmental challenges that curb their rational  development. It is time to think about the need to overcome these obstacles and plan a way to create fertile conditions […]

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