Barcelona Urban Commons

On Tuesday, November 21st, the Meeting “Urban Commons: towards the communitary management of public goods and services” (Comuns Urbans: cap a la gestió comunitària d’allò públic) will be held in Barcelona, starting from 10.00 a.m.. Professor Christian Iaione will be a keynote speaker at the Conference “Comunalització d’allò públic: Experiències a Europa”, starting from 12.30. […]

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Not private, not public, but common: the experience of the Italian consortia for water management

When it comes to discussing the role of civil society in water management, the experience of the Italian “consorzi” (consortia) is worth of attention. Similar examples, representing the material implementation of the horizontal subsidiarity, result in being particularly successful in cases of small communities with a high degree of social cohesion. However, its applicability in medium to […]

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Public Space, Collective Governance and the Urban Commons

The striking amount of underused public spaces in cities worldwide shows the extent to which the value of public space is underestimated. On the other extreme, a variety of public spaces are gradually being privatised and thus public life, to some extent, threatened. Amidst these two opposite trends, underuse and privatisation, public space and public […]

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Participatory Governance in Culture – Call for Papers!

Rijeka is going to host, from November 22nd to 24th, the “Participatory Governance in Culture: exploring Practices, Theories and Policies. Do It Together” Conference, organized by Kultura Nova Foundation, in partnership with Rijeka 2020 LLC and collaboration with European Cultural Foundation as a part of the “Approaches to Participatory Governance of Cultural Institutions” project supported by UNESCO’s International […]

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URBANITAS – the first forum for a sustainable, resilient and creative city

On Thursday, May 4th, and Friday, May 5th, the city of Rome is going to host URBANITAS, the first forum for a sustainable, resilient and creative city. Public institutions, research centers, enterprises, national and international stakeholders will be involved in a 2-days forum tailored for the promotion of a dialogue about the future of the […]

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How New York is facing digital divide

In the state of  New York the government is facing a big challenge: governor Cuomo is trying to extend broadband to every household in the state by 2018. The lack of broadband infrastructures represents a huge problem for the United States; a 2011 study from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development ranked the US […]

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Reclaiming the City: Engage Seminar Series in Liverpool!

On Wednesday, November 2nd, Engage Liverpool is going to host the final event of Engage Seminar Series 2016, a series of 3 transformational seminars, designed to empower people and bring about a more engaged and active populace. Professor Christian Iaione, LabGov’s co-founder, will be the main speaker of the Seminar, and he will be talking about how people […]

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The future of Bolognina

On the 10th of October, the participants of the meetings and workshop held in the Bolognina experimentation site of the CO-Bologna project, together with partners and facilitators are invited to take part to a meeting where the results of the work done since now will be presented, together with some possible future developments of the project. […]

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RENA – Festival delle Comunità del Cambiamento

From October 7th to 9th Milan is hosting RENA – Festival delle Comunità del Cambiamento. This third edition of the Festival has the aim of building bridges between communities, individuals and organizations who work to rigenerate the urban, social and economic of the Country. Organized in collaboration with BASE Milano and thanks to the sustain of Fondazione Cariplo, the […]

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LUISS Edu_LabGov: Let’s Re-start!

The fifth edition of LUISS LabGov Educational Lab (workshops, co-design sessions and fieldwork) will re-start on September 30th, 2016! The meeting will be held in Viale Romania, 32 – 00198 Rome at 4.00 PM.  EDU_LabGov 2016-2017 will explore the principles, techniques, instruments and practices of the roman commons’ management. Rome, in particular its periferic areas, is […]

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