An Italian way to the Sharing Economy

What is the main component of sharing economy? For sure, it is collaboration. However collaboration can come in many ways, under several circumstances, for different reasons and can be achieved with various methods. And this is enough to explain why sharing economy is mostly a conceptual taboo rather than an established practice. Sometimes it goes […]

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Be ready for the first civic Collaboration Fest in Bologna!

It is more than a year since the municipality of Bologna adopted the Regulation for the care and regeneration of Urban Commons, that was also translated into English few months later (you can read it here). Since that moment, the idea behind the project itself has rapidly spread not only in Italy, where tens of […]

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New strategies for legal order: is collaborative governance the way to go?

On March 17th, 2015, LabGov will host the Conference Land and new forms of legal order at LUISS University of Rome. The Conference – that will start at 4:30 PM in Aula Nocco, Via Parenzo 11, LUISS School of Law – will address the issue of collaborative governance for the commons as a tool to fight corruption and […]

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A new approach to urban planning and land use unveiled on March 9th

On March 9th, 2015 in Sala della Promoteca at Palazzo Senatorio (Capitol Hill in Rome) the Legal Affairs Department of the City of Rome will host the conference “Aesthetics, preservation and development of the territory reflections for a new urban approach“. The conference will start at 3PM and LabGov will be present with its coordinator, Christian Iaione. The purpose of this conference is […]

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Bologna Regulation on public collaboration for urban commons

The City of Bologna has just adopted the translation prepared by 2013/2014 LabGov interns as the official English version of the Bologna Regulation on public collaboration between citizens and the city for the care and regeneration of urban commons. The official English version of the Regulation is available here. LabGov interns participated actively to “La città come bene comune” (i.e. “The city as […]

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Milan, an Italian smart city for Expo2015

2015 is going to begin, and in some cities all over the world, it is possible to live in and to believe in a new concept of “city”, where the concept of “community” plays a great role. These new cities which I am referring to are the so-called smart cities. And they are changing the […]

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CO-Mantova as the trigger for a co-cities movement

In Mantua what can become a “Co-Cities” movement moved its first steps. CO-cities as a new urban and local governance model Co-Mantova is a prototype of an institutionalizing process to run cities as a collaborative commons (see Jeremy Rifkin‘s definition) and therefore as “co-cities“. Co-cities should be based on collaborative governance of the commons (inspired by Elinor Ostrom‘s work) whereby […]

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Bologna regulation on public collaboration for urban commons

The Bologna Regulation on public collaboration for urban commons is part of the “The City as a Commons” project that started in 2011 in Bologna with the support of Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna and the City of Bologna. It ultimately led to the adoption of the “Regolamento sulla collaborazione per la cura e rigenerazione dei beni […]

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