The Right to the Co-City

Christian Iaione, LabGov Faculty Director, published a new study “The Right To the Co-city” on the Italian Journal of Public Law, Volume 9, Issue 1, 2017, p. 80. This study is an effort to contribute to the current urban studies debate on the way to conceptualize the city by advancing a rights-based approach and to […]

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Agenda RE-CYCLE – Proposte per reinventare la città

Between 1999 and 2012 around 300 million cubic meters of new constructions have been created in Italy. Following the crash of the real estate market in 2007, this construction boom resulted in the presence of an enormous amount of unfinished and unused building in the territories which were hit by the economic crisis. We can […]

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Turin, towards the Co-City!

On Friday the 31st of March 2017, the city of Turin will host an event to launch the project Co-City, developed by ANCI, the City of Turin, Turin University, FirstLife and Rete delle case di Quartiere. The Co-City project, developed within the framework of the European program Urban Innovative Action (UIA), aims at experimenting innovative solutions to regenerate […]

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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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City’s administration and backing up social innovation

Collaboration with citizens to realize potential benefits deriving from practices of social innovation is an emerging challenge for European cities. Examples are increasing in number day after day, and the growth is so consistent that is almost impossible to get in line with it. What is rather possible, and in a way desirable, is to […]

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The Italian collaborative cities at the European Parliament for the event “Radical Democracy – a Media Showcase”

If it is true that a revolutionary co-cities’ movement is growing up day by day in Italy, it is even more than true that at European level the discussion is going ahead at the same serious level. And, who is familiar with the EU institution’s offices, is admiring to and staring at what is happening […]

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Battipaglia is designing the first collaborative urban strategic plan

Before going to the first civic Collaboration Fest in Bologna, we will travel down south to Campania. In Battipaglia – a fifty-thousands inhabitants town in the province of Salerno – on the 7th of May at 10.30 a.m. and at 2.30 p.m at the De Amicis school, two co-working sessions on “Regenerate Battipaglia” and “Green Battipaglia” […]

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Italian collaborative cities launch from Rome the Matera Sharing School

      The sharing economy is growing faster than ever and becoming a hot policy issue these days. Casa Netural, Collaboriamo, RENA and LabGov have for this reason decided to launch the “sharing school”. Thanks to the collaboration between these entities and partners like Ouishare, Avanzi and Societing, the school will be able to host highly qualified professionals and experienced innovators. The main star will be Neal Gorenflo from […]

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Bologna Regulation on public collaboration for urban commons

The City of Bologna has just adopted the translation prepared by 2013/2014 LabGov interns as the official English version of the Bologna Regulation on public collaboration between citizens and the city for the care and regeneration of urban commons. The official English version of the Regulation is available here. LabGov interns participated actively to “La città come bene comune” (i.e. “The city as […]

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CO-Mantova: international collaborative governance model for the commons

Mantua – November 26th/27th. The local Chamber of Commerce, the City of Mantua, the Province, local ONGs, SMEs and knowledge institutions, such as the Mantua University Foundation and some local schools are glad to support the two days event that will take place in Mantua. The main objective of the  Festival will concerns the conception […]

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