The Right to the Co-City

Christian Iaione, LabGov Faculty Director, published a new study “The Right To the Co-city” on the Italian Journal of Public Law, Volume 9, Issue 1, 2017, p. 80. This study is an effort to contribute to the current urban studies debate on the way to conceptualize the city by advancing a rights-based approach and to […]

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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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“URBANA. Quality of life and social innovation in Milan”: when sociology goes to town.

    Since its birth in 1999, the Department of Sociology and Social Research of the University of Milano-Bicocca has promoted sociological research and scientific investigation of contemporary society, following its changes, with a special focus on the city of Milan. From May 4th to May 7th  2017, the sociologists and the social scientists of […]

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Community Land Trust- DUDLEY STREET NEIGHBORHOOD INITIATIVE: DEVELOPMENT WITHOUT DISPLACEMENT

We have already presented the Community Land Trust’s model (CLT), as a membership-based, non-profit organization chartered to hold and manage land in trust for the benefit of a given community, underling how the three elements, land, trust and community, are at the core of the model itself. The main goal is to provide long-term model […]

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NYCommons: A Tool To Help Grassroots Groups

In urban development, gentrification is a very important process that can transform the city, both socially and economically. Gentrification process in urban areas has several positive aspects (buildings are renovated and beautified, there are more jobs opportunities, more retail and service business, etc.) but also some negatives ones such as the loss of affordable housing […]

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The future of the PAC relies on collaboration!

An other important workshop in Centocelle, in the framework of the CO-Roma project, will be held on Wednesday, October 5th, in the hall of Rome’s V Municipio. The representatives of the various associations active on the territory will meet to discuss the creation of a cooperative of community that reunites all of them to manage together […]

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The next steps of the Reggio Emilia Open Lab

On October 3rd and 4th, in Reggio Emilia, to workshops will be held in the framework of the Collaboratorio Reggio project. Both of the workshops will take place in the Civic Museum (Via Spallanzani): October 3rd: the workshop will focus on education and learning, knowledge and higher education   October 4th: the objective of this workshop […]

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LUISS Edu_LabGov: Let’s Re-start!

The fifth edition of LUISS LabGov Educational Lab (workshops, co-design sessions and fieldwork) will re-start on September 30th, 2016! The meeting will be held in Viale Romania, 32 – 00198 Rome at 4.00 PM.  EDU_LabGov 2016-2017 will explore the principles, techniques, instruments and practices of the roman commons’ management. Rome, in particular its periferic areas, is […]

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An evening on the rich history and the promising future of the Commons!

Tomorrow, 1st of September, LabGov with Christian Iaione will be in Amsterdam to answer the following question: “how can we govern urban commons in co-creation?” During the event, David Bollier will present his ideas on “an ageless paradigm of cooperation and fairness that is re-making our world.” Together with Christian Iaione (LabGov), David Hammerstein (Commons Network), Marleen […]

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East Harlem: An Example of Community-led Development Plan

The problem of neighborhood change, due to movement of people, public policies, investments, and flows of private capital mediated by conceptions of race, class, place and scale is a fundamental factor affecting the development of modern cities. Scholars from University of California, Berkeley and University of California, Los Angeles, have studied this phenomenon and its […]

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