Sharing evolution

The European Union Committee of the Regions, the EU’s Assembly of Regional and Local Representatives, has launched an initiative to open at the EU level the discussion on what is known as “sharing economy” and/or “collaborative economy“. The name itself and the scope is under scrutiny. Several EU institutions are working on similar if not identical subjects, using […]

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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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LabGov’s Conference on “Land and new forms of legal order”

Is it possible to develop new forms of legal order through a strategy that better protect the territory of our country? How can legality become a cultural element shared by our community rather than being an abstract concept? These were some of the questions raised at the conference “Territorio e nuove forme di Legalità” that […]

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Mapping the commons: the evocative power of images

Commons have turned to be notorious only in recent times, but since they have timidly appeared, there has been literally an explosion of articles, studies and experiments of governance of the commons on field. When a new phenomenon is taken into consideration, usually, one of the first things to do is its analysis: of its […]

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CO-Mantova calling

Co-Mantua is calling for collaboration: the public consultation on the institutional prototype of the first CO-City of Italy is online!   CO-Mantova, is the result of a collaborative process the “Enterprises for the commons” Co-design Laboratory, held in Mantova during the previous months, supported by the local Chamber of Commerce and realised under the scientific […]

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CO-Mantova as the trigger for a co-cities movement

In Mantua what can become a “Co-Cities” movement moved its first steps. CO-cities as a new urban and local governance model Co-Mantova is a prototype of an institutionalizing process to run cities as a collaborative commons (see Jeremy Rifkin‘s definition) and therefore as “co-cities“. Co-cities should be based on collaborative governance of the commons (inspired by Elinor Ostrom‘s work) whereby […]

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