Families and Tribes – A semiotic reading of the business incubation world

  A semiotic reading of the business incubation world, towards a model of collaborative incubation between small ecosystems. This article originally appeared in Italian on Doppiozero.  Since a few years something interesting has been observed around the word “incubation”. Metaphorology scholars define it as “catachresis”. As happens (happened) to the Italian locution “la gamba del […]

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Funding the Cooperative City. New models for community spaces – Rome, May 5-7

On May 5-7 Rome will host “Funding the Cooperative City. New models for community spaces“. The workshop is organized by Eutropian, a planning, policy and research organization helping urban regeneration processes, together with many institutional and private partners. The event aims at discovering new economic models for community-led urban development through experiences and initiatives from […]

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UrbanMeta, Eutropian and an Advice from the Research

UrbanMeta represents a large part of the Venetian civil society and stakeholders of the building sector. This network includes economic groups, professionals, universities, trade unions, builders and environmentalists. These actors have decided to be a part of a worktable to face the issues of the government of the area and the land consumption in a […]

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WiFi & Digital Divide

How many times have we heard about the “digital divide” problem in our country? To address this issue, it is necessary to make some clarifications. Telecommunications networks are divided into access networks and transport networks; the first related to a connection of individual users within a specific area (for example, a town of small or medium […]

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Subsidiarity, urban regeneration and car-pooling: some interesting aspects of Pope Francis’ last encyclical

“Praise be to you, my lord” is the recently published encyclical written by Pope Francis. The sub-title is “on care for our common home”. “Care” and “common” made a ring bell here at LabGov, so we decided to take our time to read the text carefully and critically in order to understand the point of […]

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Do you think that you have the right skills to govern? Test your abilities!

According to a dictionary definition, cities are originally considered as any settlement where inhabitants decide to establish a community. In its simplicity, a city is an elaborate organization with fixed boundaries and certain powers of government over a densely populated area of citizens. Ideally there are pertaining characteristics or belongings to a city, which are […]

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TUTUR – Temporary use as a tool for urban regeneration – Final Conference

The next 2nd and 3rd March the TUTUR final conference will take place in Rome. In these two days, the experiences from around Europe and Italy will be presented in the conference room of Palazzo Taverna in the III District of Rome. TUTUR  is a pilot project financed by the URBACT program , which aims […]

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