Citizen engagement in Science and Policy-Making: the EU Joint Research Center Perspective

The idea of proactive citizen engagement in Science and Policy-Making has recently attracted the institutional interest at the European Union level. In particular, the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has often dealt with the topic in recent years. Worth to be quoted is the JRC Science for Policy Report “Citizen Engagement in Science […]

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Sociality and innovation in Social Street. Conversation with Luigi Nardacchione

In my previous post I presented the phenomenon of Social Street and different ways of these neighbourhood communities to interact with their urban local government. After its publication I had the chance to discuss about it with Luigi Nardacchione, administrator and member of the group Residenti in Via Fondazza – Bologna, and founder – together […]

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The potential of collective drones’ monitoring for Indigenous communities at risk

Nowadays, we are experiencing a sharp and progressive decrease of oil and gas prices.[i] Nevertheless, irresponsible and only profit-driven extractive activities continue to expand and to impose their toxic footprint on the environment and the society. The extent to which these practices conflict with the sustainability goals stated at the international level is significant. Furthermore, […]

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DIRE, FARE, ABITARE: La questione casa nella città della diversità

On November 16th, the Second edition of the thematic partecipatory workshop “DIRE, FARE, ABITARE: La questione casa nella città della diversità” will be held at Auditorium Biblioteca di Oriago, Via Venezia n. 171/172, Oriago di Mira (Venice), from 9.30 a.m. With the participation of experienced teachers and those who have experimented innovative solutions for access […]

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ICity Lab 2017 in Milan

On October 24th and 25th, Milan is going to host ICityLab 2017 “Towards a sustainable city”, the annual FPA meeting focused on cities, sponsored by the Municipality of Milan. The opening of the meeting will be dedicated to the presentation of ICity Rate, the first FPA annual report that draws a ranking of Italian Smart Cities […]

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Social Street: different directions towards commons’ management of public spaces

Credits: pictures from http://www.socialstreet.it Four years ago, in September 2013, the Facebook group Residenti in Via Fondazza – Bologna was born: after a fast growth of its members and thank to a strong mediatic interest, the group triggered the Social Street phenomenon. The Social Street is a form of neighbourhood communities, whose purpose is to […]

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Save the date: primo modulo di LabGov EDU 2017/2018

Save the date! Venerdì 20 e sabato 21 ottobre primo modulo di LabGov EDU 2017/2018! Venerdì, dalle 16. 00 alle 18.00 in aula 308/c avremo ospite il prof. Francesco Rullani,  esperto di implicazioni organizzative, strategiche e manageriali dell’adozione di modelli di produzione di conoscenza aperti, che presenterà un intervento su Social Innovation e Social Entrepreneurship come nuovi strumenti per affrontare nuovi […]

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Good Practice in Genoa: a step forward the experimentation of sharing economy

Last June 9th 2017 the City of Genoa freely undersigned an agreement on the Tourists Tax with Airbnb Ireland, the famous platform that connects people having extra space to rent (i.e. Hosts) with people (i.e. Guests) who need it for a short-term accommodation (i.e. Listing). The agreement introduces a participatory model for the management of […]

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4IWSE – The 4th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy took place in Lund

June 15th and 16th 2017 the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) of the Lund University (Sweden) hosted the 4th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy.  A great venue for the European network of researchers working on the topic of the collaborative and sharing economy. In two days 95 participants attended the workshop, organized […]

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