A coordination center for the commons

The approval of the so-called Bologna Regulation on the collaboration between citizens and public administrations for the care and regeneration of urban commons has given impulse to a local regulatory movement. Having greatly contributed to the drafting of this regulation I could not be less happy to see public collaboration ideas spreading. Unfortunately to elaborate […]

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The future of transportation?! Now it’s also a series..

Is difficult to say what will be the future, and when it will comes, especially in a fast field such as transportation. Some Years ago we imagined flying cars, teleportation and advertising everywhere, a kind of “blade runner” reality.  Today we already have prototypes of cars that drive themselves or streets that incorporate solar panels […]

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Crowdfunding in Mexico, between necessity and dream.

If you think that Mexico it’s only sombreros, nachos and tequila you are wrong, maybe in a few in the cliché-list there will be also crowfunding. Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people. Supported in recent years by increasing internet access, […]

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Think like a Commoner!

Few months ago I have written about a likely attempt of translating David Bollier’s “Think Like a Commoner” into italian. David Bollier is an American author, blogger, policy strategist and international activist who has written extensively about the Commons. In 2002 he has co-founded Public Knowledge, whose mission is to preserve the openness of the […]

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I love you Italy! A smart community that loves the Belpaese

The initiative “Italia Ti Voglio Bene” presents on Monday the 9th of September in Rome a public debate for the discussion of new proposals for the development of Italy through social capital.   The growth of social capital as a new start for the development of Italy will be the theme of the conference will […]

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ReinventAda+, a second opportunity of shared regeneration in Villa Ada

The next June 26th, 2014 at the Temple of Flora in Rome will be held ReinventAda+, an opportunity of shared regeneration organized by LabGov in the wake of the highly successful ReinventAda, held in October 2013 together with La Calzoleria, club of social and cultural promotion. LabGov considers as handbook and benchmark the Regulation adopted by […]

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RENA presents the 1st edition of the Festival of the Communities for Change

On Saturday June 14th 2014, from 10 am to 10 pm, the city of Bologna will host the first RENA Festival of the Communities for Change, at Palazzo Re Enzo. RENA is an independent and plural association centred on young people who want to make Italy an Open, Responsible, Transparent and Balanced country. For the […]

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“Coltiviamoci”: cooperation as a strategy for the commons

On May 19th 2014, LabGov – Laboratory for the Governance of the commons organized the event “Coltiviamoci” at LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome. In organizing such a meeting, LabGov had the aim to present both the results achieved in the 2013/2014 academic year and the focus of the laboratory for the 2014/2015 session, namely […]

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