Commons in the political space, for a post capitalist transition – The Interviews

What are relations between commons and politics? In the last few years, the commons have enriched themselves with their entry into political institutions at the level of states, large cities or regions, whether in Bolivia, Ecuador, Spain, Britain, France, Italy, and elsewhere in the world. How can this encounter inspire us? How does the commons […]

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The CO-Cities Series: #2 Reggio Emilia

  The city of Reggio nell’Emilia (better known as Reggio Emilia), located in the hearth of Emilia Romagna, counts a population of 172.000 inhabitants. 27.000 of them are involved in activities promoting social cohesion. These numbers, which highlight the existence of a strong social capital, help us understand the peculiarity of the approach adopted by […]

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The Biennial of Public Space – Soon to begin in Rome

The 4th edition of the Biennial of Public Space is taking place in Rome from the 25th to the 27th of May 2017. The event is promoted by the National Institute of City Planning, the National Council of Landscape and Conservation Planning Architects, the Roman Order of Architects, Architecture Department of the University Roma Tre, […]

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A series of seminars to discuss urban regeneration and social innovation in Naples

On Tuesday the 16th of May 2017 Professor Christian Iaione, LabGov coordinator, will be in Naples to hold a seminar on the topic “The commons in Italy, between urban economies and public policies”. His lesson is part of a series of seminars organized by Professor Giovanni Laino within the framework of the course Urban and […]

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The CO-Cities Series: #1 Naples

In the last years, the city of Naples has been the theatre of a series of experimentations and innovations in urban democracy through the commons. What makes the experience of this city particularly special is that the requests voiced by urban communities are being met by the efforts of a local administration committed to strengthening collective […]

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How New York is facing digital divide

In the state of  New York the government is facing a big challenge: governor Cuomo is trying to extend broadband to every household in the state by 2018. The lack of broadband infrastructures represents a huge problem for the United States; a 2011 study from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development ranked the US […]

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In Madrid for the “Foro Mundial sobre las violencias urbanas”

The City of Madrid, from April 19th to April 21st, is hosting the World Forum on urban violence and education for coexistance and peace, an event designed for being a meeting place for academics, local leaders international networks, NGOs and actors from civil society in order to open a process of debate, reflection and co-design […]

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Exploring Urban Contradictions in Collaborative Housing at the first International Conference “Contradictions Urbaines”, Paris

On March 28th 2017, the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture of Paris – ENSA Paris – hosted the first International Conference Contradictions Urbaines, a one-day event organised by the Laboratoire Ville Urbanisme Environment LAVUE. The event gathered researchers from different fields of study to explore some of the contradictions running through modern cities and metropolitan areas. […]

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Agenda RE-CYCLE – Proposte per reinventare la città

Between 1999 and 2012 around 300 million cubic meters of new constructions have been created in Italy. Following the crash of the real estate market in 2007, this construction boom resulted in the presence of an enormous amount of unfinished and unused building in the territories which were hit by the economic crisis. We can […]

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