Commons in the political space, for a post capitalist transition – The Interviews

What are relations between commons and politics? In the last few years, the commons have enriched themselves with their entry into political institutions at the level of states, large cities or regions, whether in Bolivia, Ecuador, Spain, Britain, France, Italy, and elsewhere in the world. How can this encounter inspire us? How does the commons […]

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The CO-Cities Series: #2 Reggio Emilia

  The city of Reggio nell’Emilia (better known as Reggio Emilia), located in the hearth of Emilia Romagna, counts a population of 172.000 inhabitants. 27.000 of them are involved in activities promoting social cohesion. These numbers, which highlight the existence of a strong social capital, help us understand the peculiarity of the approach adopted by […]

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It is time for FORUM PA 2017

What is the role that public administrations should – and must – have in the creation of a new economic development paradigm able to generate sustainable and equitable wellbeing? This question will be at the heart of the series of conferences and workshops organized within the framework of FORUM PA 2017, which will take place […]

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Community Land Trust- DUDLEY STREET NEIGHBORHOOD INITIATIVE: DEVELOPMENT WITHOUT DISPLACEMENT

We have already presented the Community Land Trust’s model (CLT), as a membership-based, non-profit organization chartered to hold and manage land in trust for the benefit of a given community, underling how the three elements, land, trust and community, are at the core of the model itself. The main goal is to provide long-term model […]

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France, the first edition of “Printemps Citoyen”

From March 21 to April 5 France hosts the first edition of Printemps citoyen, a collaborative initiative gathering 1000 events like meetings, debates and workshops organized on the initiative of citizens and associations. Hosted in 500 informal locations like cafeterias, schools, co-working and association spaces, the events will be an opportunity to debate on different […]

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“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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