Urban innovation and Commons in Ferrara at the “Internazionale” Festival!

From Semptember 30th to October 2nd in Ferrara will be held the 2016 edition of the “Internazionale” festival, with more than 200 guests, 31 represented countries, 60 newspapers and 120 planned meetings. The “Internazionale” festival of Ferrara continues to be a great way for trying to know the world and to understand it better. Several […]

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The Inaugural Convening of the Global Parliament of Mayors

The GPM – Global Parliament of Mayors – is a new global governance organization founded on cities and will bring Mayors from all over the world together to share best practices. During the inaugural meeting that will be held tomorrow 10th of September in The Hague, two issues will be addressed that affect all cities: Migration […]

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Focus on the author: Sheila Foster

This article is a focus on the figure of Professor Sheila Foster, LabGov’s co-founder. Sheila R. Foster is University Professor and the Albert A. Walsh Professor of Real Estate, Land Use and Property Law at Fordham University. She is also the faculty co-director of the Fordham Urban Law Center. She served as Vice Dean of […]

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Focus on the author: Christian Iaione

This article is a focus on the figure of LabGov’s coordinator, professor Christian Iaione. Christian Iaione is associate professor of public law at Guglielmo Marconi University of Rome, fellow of the Urban Law Center at Fordham University, and visiting professor of governance of the commons at LUISS Guido Carli. He is an expert of the EU […]

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The City as a Commons, by Sheila Foster and Christian Iaione

“The City as a Commons” is an article written by LabGov coordinator, professor Christian Iaione, together with Sheila Foster, and it was published in 2016 on the Yale Law and Policy Review.  As rapid urbanization intensifies around the world, so do contestations over how city space is utilized and for whose benefit urban revitalization is undertaken. […]

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1st #co-working session is online: the “collaboration seed” was planted.

Last weekend, on 16 and 17 October LabGov held the first co-working session for  2015-2016. On Friday afternoon, the new LabGovers came together to discuss and to co-design a new idea for Rome together. Students were inspired by foremost experts in the field of regeneration and care of the commons. Each expert, with his or […]

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Sharing NYC – Episode 2

Welcome back to the reflections on the New York City experience! Episode 1 showed the other side of the sharing economy, which is more linked to the economic struggles of the society than usually thought. Now let us have a deeper look into this reality. The NYC directory of sharing economy organizations tells an interesting […]

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The City as a Commons: Social innovation as the Basis for a Commons-Based Urban Welfare

In the early 2000s the Center for Social Innovation at the Stanford Graduate School of Business launched the Stanford Social Innovation Review with the first “Editors’ Note” defining Social Innovation as “the process of inventing, securing support for, and implementing novel solutions to social needs and problems” with a clear manifesto: “dissolving boundaries and brokering […]

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The City as a Commons: Designing and Governing the City as a Common Resource?

The “Open Collaboration Pact between the Municipality of Bologna and Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna” has been agreed! The pact aimes at re-conceiving urban spaces as a common resource for communities. . The Open collaboration pact is the first step in the process (towards) CO-Bologna, the public policy launched by the city during […]

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The City as a Commons – How Democratic are the Urban Commons?

The 1st IASC (International Association for the Study of the Commons) Thematic Conference on urban commons is approaching. The call for abstracts is out until Aug 10th at 12:00 AM PT. The Conference title unveils the complexity and the ambition of an event that wishes to gather for two days the most prominent scholars and […]

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