Can sustinable mobility systems support Vibrant Communities?

Mobility represents a fundamental right, intimately tied to the quality of life in cities, hamlets and suburbs, occupying a large portion of the community’s land. In this regard, the increase expected by 2050 of over 66%  (compared to 54% in 2014) of the world population that will reside in cities must be taken into account. Indeed, […]

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The Rise of Community Land Trust in Europe

Granby Community Land Trust (Credits © Ronnie Hughes) In most European countries long-term housing affordability and neighbourhood revitalisation are emerging as crucial concerns in the current housing political and policy agenda. Local authorities in several European cities have started to recognise the importance of supporting and funding collaborative housing projects as a strategy to meet the unsatisfied demand […]

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Sharing and cooperative practices for local sustainable development: the urban village communities in Seoul. The case of the Sungmisan Village.

In Seoul the village movement is exploding as a form for a sustainable local development and a model for commons-based services for the neighborhood. To solve problems like poverty, imbalance between the poor and the rich and between the rural and the urban, as well as social injustice, social exclusion and marginalization, the Seoul Metropolitan […]

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It is time for FORUM PA 2017

What is the role that public administrations should – and must – have in the creation of a new economic development paradigm able to generate sustainable and equitable wellbeing? This question will be at the heart of the series of conferences and workshops organized within the framework of FORUM PA 2017, which will take place […]

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Attraversando la crisi – Innovazione e vita quotidiana

The PRIN conference “Attraversando la crisi, Innovazione e vita quotidiana” (Through the crisis, innovation and everyday life) will take place on Friday the 12th of May 2017 at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. The event, organized by the Sociology Department and by the research center Modacult, will be an occasion to present and discuss the research “Pratiche sostenibili di vita […]

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Preserving Long-Term Housing Affordability while Revitalizing Neighborhoods: the Ascendancy of Community Land Trust

During the last decade, Community Land Trust has been welcomed in many European countries by grassroots movements and policy makers alike as a valuable response to the increasing difficulties that a large portion of the population encountered to get access to decent and affordable housing. When trying to enter the housing market, people often face […]

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“Costruire Comunità” – the cycle of seminars hosted by INARCH

On Wednesday the 15th of February, the cycle of seminars “Building Communities” (Costruire Comunità) will start its course at INARCH, the National Institute of Architecture, in the context of the master degree in Sustainable Architecture. The cycle is composed by three seminars with three experts coming from different fields of study but still complementary with […]

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Get ready for Sharitaly 2016!

On Tusday the 15th and Wednesday the 16th on November people from all Italy will gather in Milan to take part inthe 4rth edition of Sharitaly, leading event on collaborative economy at national level. Organized by Collaboriamo and Trailab, Sharitaly aims at fostering the debate on sharing economy and promoting the exchange of good practices […]

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The “hero’s journey” projected in every-day life

On October the 14th, LabGov started the first co-working session in which Paola Santoro, an expert designer, exposed the “hero’s journey”  having as protagonists Alessandra and Urio: the spokespersons of the raising Community of the Public Park of Centocelle. This is the #Co-Rome project (www.co-roma.it): an audacious initiative in which achievements and failures characterized the […]

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What does Sustainability mean?

On the 15th of April, Labgovers met Professor Luigi Corvo. They discussed together about the meaning of sustainability. What does sustainable mean? It is the ability that a process has of leaving to the next generation the same opportunities that the current generation enjoyed! And sustainability can can be threefold: we have social, economic and […]

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