Addressing bottom-linked governance and citizenship through Living Street in the City of Ghent

In 2010 the City of Ghent, together with other four cities – Aberdeen, Rotterdam, Montreuil, Ludwigsburg – engaged in the European project Music, aimed at catalyzing and mainstreaming carbon and energy reduction in urban policies, activities and the build environment. The project represented an opportunity for decisive local actions to address sustainability challenges. In particular, […]

read more

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 […]

read more

#COLLABORATOSCANA Green Paper for a Regional Agenda on collaborative economy and the commons

On Thursday, December 7th, Florence will host the presentation of the Green Paper of Regione Toscana for a Regional Agenda on collaborative economy and commons. #COLLABORATOSCANA is the process led by the Tuscany Region with the support of LabGov and SocioLab, to build a regional public policy on sharing economy and collaborative economy. The process consisted in co-design sessions and workshop that involved […]

read more

Co–making the City. Ideas from the Innovative City Development Meeting

  photo credit: Shareen Elnaschie‏ @shareenee As presented in a previous article of LabGov, in March 2017 the City of Madrid, together with the  European Cultural Foundation (ECF) and the  Connected Action for the Commons hold the Innovative City Development Meeting. A gathering of innovative city makers – researchers, activists, experts and city officials – […]

read more

#WonderGrottole: design, contemporary living and regeneration

  Matera Design Evolution is a project designed and organized by Associazione Casa Netural that will take place on November 25th and 26th in Matera, European Culture Capital for 2019. Design becomes a tool to think and invent new ways to regenerate the old historical center of Grottole (Matera). A community composed by designers, artisans […]

read more

Barcelona Urban Commons

On Tuesday, November 21st, the Meeting “Urban Commons: towards the communitary management of public goods and services” (Comuns Urbans: cap a la gestió comunitària d’allò públic) will be held in Barcelona, starting from 10.00 a.m.. Professor Christian Iaione will be a keynote speaker at the Conference “Comunalització d’allò públic: Experiències a Europa”, starting from 12.30. […]

read more

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 […]

read more

Urban commons initiatives in the city of Ghent: a Commons Transition Plan by Bauwens

Credits: picture from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:In_Ghent,_Belgium_J1.jpg     Commons represents an issue which has been subject of many studies and discussions. LabGov used to deal with the topic of the commons and its co-founders themselves (Prof. Sheila Foster and Prof. Christian Iaione) talk of  “The City as a Commons”. Today, indeed, we witness a rise of commons-oriented civic […]

read more