“BRAVE NEW WORLD?” Discussing the ubiquitous city of Songdo at the Munich Creative Business Week.

On Wednesday the 8th of March 2017 the Munich Creative Business Week (March 4th-12th) hosted a special panel discussion on smart cities, “Brave New World?”, organized by Schnitzer& and moderated by the designer Sarah Dorkenwald.  The panel gathered many experts from different fields to discuss on the Smart City’s ability to offer an answer to […]

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A 2-days event in Reggio Emilia to discuss “Social innovation, commons, collaboration models”

On Tuesday the 15th and Wednesday the 16th of March 2017, the city of Reggio Emilia will host the 2-days conference “Social innovation, commons, collaboration models. Cities and local communities development”. The event will bring together experts, policy makers, social innovators and citizens, and will be a valuable occasion to reflect on the transformations that […]

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Innovative City Development meeting in Madrid

In the framework of the Idea Camp 2017, the City of Madrid, the European Cultural Foundation and the Connected Action for the Commons are organizing the Innovative City Development meeting with municipal and city officials who are working in a progressive approach on cultural and urban related issues, using participatory methods. On March 2nd and 3rd […]

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Heritage communities within the Faro Convention framework: the case of “Hotel du Nord”

  On 7th and 8th February 2017 Marseille hosted the seminar “Patrimoines et biens communs au regard des droits culturels”, organized within the framework of the “Chaniter Patrimoine(s) et bien(s) commun(s)”, a research-action site devoted to analyse, debate and exchange knowledge about the phenomenon of heritage communities, defined by the Faro Convention on the value […]

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Building “cities for people”: Barcelona Superilles.

In his book “Cities for People” the Danish Architect Jan Gehl tells us that if we want to build lively, sustainable, safe and healthy cities, we need to pay more attention to the human dimension, which in the last decades has been highly neglected. According to Gehl, urban planners need to observe the city at […]

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Bologna as a Laboratory for Urban Commons? – Urban Change Talk, Berlin

When looking for examples of innovative experiments in urban governance and collaborative practices, many observers are turning to the city of Bologna and to its experience with the Regulation on public collaboration between citizens and the city for the care and regeneration of urban commons and with the legislation “Collaborare è Bologna”. In the last years […]

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French Cities in the Making: A State of the Art of the Research on the Habitat Participatif Movement

On January 10th, a one-day long seminar organized by the interdepartmental agency PUCA (Plan Urbanisme Construction Architecture), sponsored and hosted by the French Ministries of Housing and the Environment in Paris, gathered researchers from different fields (urbanism, architecture, law, and sociology) to discuss the state of the art and the future objectives of the research […]

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Road to Amsterdam: urban governance, the commons and the principle of equality

As two thirds of Europeans live in urban areas, the latter have become the core of both institutional relations and economic activities. By carrying out almost 55% of public investments, cities are inescapably fore-front players at different political dimensions. Faced by increasingly more complex issues – from urban poverty and social exclusion to environmental protection […]

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European Green Capital 2016 – Ljubljana’s Cinderella story

Ten years ago, the streets in Ljubljana compact core were clogged with traffic, with little room for pedestrians and a negative effect on the quality of air. In 2016, the European Commission has named Ljubljana European Green Capital. How is this even possible? The answer lies in Vision 2025, a long-range plan to improve the […]

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Spero2020 – new ways of building public policies

During last Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th of June, Spero2020 has taken place in Siracusa. LabGov – LABoratory for the GOVernance of Commons joined the event. Professor Christian Iaione, coordinator of LabGov, participated at the event as a contributor of the two-days’ work tables. Spero2020 was an event – organised by Tempi Nuovi […]

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