Legacy – a convention in memory of Stefano Rodotà

L’Università degli Studi di Torino (“Collegio Carlo Alberto”) sarà la sede fisica che ospiterà, nelle giornate che vanno dal 15 al 18 marzo 2018, il convegno Legacy nel ricordo della figura di Stefano Rodotà. Le quattro giornate lungo le quali si articolerà e svilupperà il dialogo, vedono tra i suoi partecipanti numerosi studiosi di diritto […]

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Addressing bottom-linked governance and citizenship through Living Street in the City of Ghent

In 2010 the City of Ghent, together with other four cities – Aberdeen, Rotterdam, Montreuil, Ludwigsburg – engaged in the European project Music, aimed at catalyzing and mainstreaming carbon and energy reduction in urban policies, activities and the build environment. The project represented an opportunity for decisive local actions to address sustainability challenges. In particular, […]

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Citizen engagement in Science and Policy-Making: the EU Joint Research Center Perspective

The idea of proactive citizen engagement in Science and Policy-Making has recently attracted the institutional interest at the European Union level. In particular, the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has often dealt with the topic in recent years. Worth to be quoted is the JRC Science for Policy Report “Citizen Engagement in Science […]

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COLLABORATION IN CITIES: FROM SHARING TO ‘SHARING ECONOMY’ – The new WEF Whitepaper.

The World Economic Forum’s Future of Urban Development and Services Initiative has released its new whitepaper on «Collaboration in Cities: From Sharing to ‘Sharing Economy’». The concept of Sharing Economy during the last years has become quite mainstream, even if the phenomenon represents one of the major disruptive innovations of the last century. Sharing is not something […]

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The potential of collective drones’ monitoring for Indigenous communities at risk

Nowadays, we are experiencing a sharp and progressive decrease of oil and gas prices.[i] Nevertheless, irresponsible and only profit-driven extractive activities continue to expand and to impose their toxic footprint on the environment and the society. The extent to which these practices conflict with the sustainability goals stated at the international level is significant. Furthermore, […]

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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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Two legislative proposals about commons in Tuscany

On Wednesday, October 15th, from 10.00 a.m., the First Standing Council Committee (Institutional Affairs, Programming and Budget, information and communication) of the Tuscany Regional Council will discuss about two legislative proposals on commons: the law proposal n. 219 is about social subsidiarity and civic collaboration for the management of commons, pursuant to Articles 58 and 59 of […]

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Cooperative practices for local sustainable development: Casa Congo project in El Astillero, Nicaragua

Credits: Tim Nathan   Casa Congo is a movement for sustainable development in Astillero, Nicaragua, aimed at empowering the local community through creatively engaging and socially cohesive conservation practices. The main purpose is to build a more sustainable future for Astillero, facilitating and fostering sustainable construction and environmental education, surf lessons and creative workshops. The Casa Congo model […]

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“Sharing Cities. Activating the Urban Commons”: a new publication by Shareable

  “Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons” is the new publication from the non-profit media outlet Shareable, which collects 137 case studies divided in 11 categories in order to demonstrate that another city governance model is possible, and is in fact, already in the making. By showcasing initiatives from all over the world, and in […]

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