Next stop UN-Habitat III: Prague

UN-Habitat is the United Nations programme working towards a better urban future. Its mission is to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all. Cities are facing unprecedented demographic, environmental, economic, social and spatial challenges. There has been a phenomenal shift towards urbanization, with 6 out of every […]

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The Ecomuseum Casilino: the heritage for a sustainable development

An Ecomuseum is a dynamic way in which communities preserve, interpret, and manage their heritage for a sustainable development. An Ecomuseum is based on a community agreement. Introduced by the French museologist Hugues de Varine in 1971, the word ecomuseum has often been misused and the definition of an ecomuseum is still a controversial matter for contemporary museology.Many museologists sought […]

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CON IL SUD Foundation: call for the requalification of 14 common goods; third time is the charm.

  An Italian Foundation (CON IL SUD) wants to revalue some buildings (14 to be exact) according to projects made by the local communities, enterprises and institutions. CON IL SUD granted 4 million euros in order to enact such propositions aimed to allow the community to enjoy such common goods in a sustainable way. This […]

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Project “Beni Comuni”: when sharing heals the spirit of the community

What happens when a region is scourged by a natural disaster, like an earthquake? There is the time  grief, of course, and the time of reconstruction, involving an extremely delicate phase: the healing of the victims’ souls. That was the motivation that pushed the Ministry of the Tourism and Cultural Activities to fund an initiative, […]

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Smart City Expo World Congress: Multinational companies lit the fire of hope

On November 18-20 2014 there was the 4th edition of the “Smart City Expo World Congress” (SCEWC), and it took place in Barcelona. The topics covered during this event were: Smart Society, Technology, Governance, Energy, Mobility and Sustainable City. It was an event full of discussions, projects  and a lot of great ideas were discussed around such […]

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Supporting cultural heritage through the use of digital resources: a shared vision for food and drink.

To remain competitive, cities must find a way to ensure efficiency in management, while delivering high quality services to citizens. However, innovation is more about becoming ecosystem manager rather than service provider; for this reason, the dimensional change of the smart-city scenario requires a profound transformation of networks, with the objective of promoting the inclusion […]

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Collaborative cities: Gorenflo launches the first Sharing School

The sharing economy is growing faster than ever and becoming a hot policy issue these days. Casa Netural, Collaboriamo, RENA and LabGov have for this reason decided to launch the “Sharing School”. Thanks to the collaboration between these organizations and with the support of Ouishare, Avanzi and Societing, the School has been able to host highly qualified professionals and experienced innovators. The guest star of the event has been Neal Gorenflo from Shareable, an American leading organization in the field […]

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A new future lies in the 3d printing technology

From prosthetic limbs to food, everything is printable/possible   The technologies behind the world of 3d printing made huge steps forwards from their first use in the ‘80s by Chuck Hull. Recently there has been a considerable increase of the possible application for such technology, and the results are quite astonishing. 3d printers are used […]

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Smart city exhibition 2014: an opportunity for the territory

Smart city exihibition 2014   The capacity of building the territory, in the sense of grafting all the vital elements for the plantation of social values and economic perspectives in the pillars of the society, is directly linked to the technology of the commons. Indeed, developing a strategy and delivering territorial results in terms of […]

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