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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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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The Biennial of Public Space – Soon to begin in Rome

The 4th edition of the Biennial of Public Space is taking place in Rome from the 25th to the 27th of May 2017. The event is promoted by the National Institute of City Planning, the National Council of Landscape and Conservation Planning Architects, the Roman Order of Architects, Architecture Department of the University Roma Tre, […]

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A series of seminars to discuss urban regeneration and social innovation in Naples

On Tuesday the 16th of May 2017 Professor Christian Iaione, LabGov coordinator, will be in Naples to hold a seminar on the topic “The commons in Italy, between urban economies and public policies”. His lesson is part of a series of seminars organized by Professor Giovanni Laino within the framework of the course Urban and […]

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Agenda RE-CYCLE – Proposte per reinventare la città

Between 1999 and 2012 around 300 million cubic meters of new constructions have been created in Italy. Following the crash of the real estate market in 2007, this construction boom resulted in the presence of an enormous amount of unfinished and unused building in the territories which were hit by the economic crisis. We can […]

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Turin, towards the Co-City!

On Friday the 31st of March 2017, the city of Turin will host an event to launch the project Co-City, developed by ANCI, the City of Turin, Turin University, FirstLife and Rete delle case di Quartiere. The Co-City project, developed within the framework of the European program Urban Innovative Action (UIA), aims at experimenting innovative solutions to regenerate […]

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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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Third Session of Co-working

On Friday 11th November 2016, labgovers met Professor Paola Santoro during the third session of co-working. The session started with the report concerning the on-the-spot- investigations made by the students on the 8th and 10th of November at the archaeological park of Centocelle and its surroundings. Their impressions and considerations were different, but the students […]

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The #CollaboraToscana project

On June 29th 2016 academics, practitioners and active citizens gathered at the Auditorium of Saint Apollonia in via San Gallo 25 in Florence for the opening of #CollaboraToscana, the public policy co-design process led by Tuscany Region, supervised by LabGov and managed by SocioLab. #CollaboraToscana projected to focus on collaboration and sharing economy aiming to co-create a map of regional public policies – a […]

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