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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From storytelling to active engagement: let’s co-work together!

The second day of co-working session, held on October the 15th  begun with Eloisa Susanna’s general outlook about other active projects, similar to #coRome, spread all over Italy.Eloisa,a young architect,rapidly commemorated the G124 project,launched by Renzo Piano in which great relevance is given to peripheral areas and the imperative need of maintenance trough micro-surgical interventions,this is what […]

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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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Il Collaboratorio Reggio sta per partire!

Collaboratorio Reggio è un cammino di progettazione partecipativa, promosso dal Comune di Reggio Emilia e dall’Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia con il supporto tecnico di LabGov e Kilowatt, attraverso il quale si intende generare scambio e confronto di idee per progettare insieme gli ambiti e le attività del futuro Laboratorio Aperto. Cosa sarà il […]

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Culturability: Sheila Foster and Christian Iaione on Urban Commons and City as a Commons

On the 15th of July, Unipolis Foundation in collaboration with Fitzcarraldo Foundation and Make a Cube association organised a second mentoring workshop for the 15 finalists (the description of finalists see below, or at: http://culturability.org/notizie/finalisti-bando-culturability/) who have been selected from the “Culturability” call – an Italian national call to support innovative projects in cultural and creative fields […]

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What’s happening in Centocelle?

In June something interesting happened in Centocelle: LabGov organized two workshops with the local residents, with the aim of starting a collaborative process for taking care of the beautiful archeological park of Centocelle. The workshops were organized within the Co-Roma project, where LabGov is acting as a catalyst in the process of building collaborative practices for […]

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Governing the Urban Commons, by Christian Iaione

“Governing the Urban Commons” is an article written by LabGov coordinator, prof. Christian Iaione, and first published in 2015 in the Italian Journal of Public Law. The purpose of this paper is to investigate a crucial question relating to institutional design in the public sector. After two centuries of Leviathan-like public institutions or Welfare State, […]

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Città e beni comuni, by Christian Iaione

“Città e beni comuni” is an article written by LabGov coordinator, prof. Christian Iaione, and first published as a chapter of L’Italia dei beni comuni, a book published in 2012 by Carocci and co-authored by prof. Iaione and Gregorio Arena. “Dove va una persona se vive in una città, non ha la fortuna di possedere un […]

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Domestic breeding and environmental benefits

Money savings and personal satisfaction produced by urban gardening have allowed people to rethink chicken breeding in a “more local” way: in many US and Canada cities people can grow their own hens in their backyard, just as they would do with tomatoes or salad in their kitchen garden. This tendency was accelerated by the […]

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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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