XXIX SISP – Sharing economy’s EVERYWHERE!

On the 12 of September Prof. Christian Iaione, LabGov’s Coordinator, will participate to the XXIX annual conference of the Società Italiana di Scienza Politica, the leading Italian association of the political scientists of which the famous Giovanni Sartori and Norberto Bobbio were presidents. The conference will take place in the University of Calabria and it […]

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The City as a Commons: Social innovation as the Basis for a Commons-Based Urban Welfare

In the early 2000s the Center for Social Innovation at the Stanford Graduate School of Business launched the Stanford Social Innovation Review with the first “Editors’ Note” defining Social Innovation as “the process of inventing, securing support for, and implementing novel solutions to social needs and problems” with a clear manifesto: “dissolving boundaries and brokering […]

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The City as a Commons: Designing and Governing the City as a Common Resource?

The “Open Collaboration Pact between the Municipality of Bologna and Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna” has been agreed! The pact aimes at re-conceiving urban spaces as a common resource for communities. . The Open collaboration pact is the first step in the process (towards) CO-Bologna, the public policy launched by the city during […]

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The City as a Commons – How Democratic are the Urban Commons?

The 1st IASC (International Association for the Study of the Commons) Thematic Conference on urban commons is approaching. The call for abstracts is out until Aug 10th at 12:00 AM PT. The Conference title unveils the complexity and the ambition of an event that wishes to gather for two days the most prominent scholars and […]

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The City as a Commons: The Collaborative/Sharing Economy as a Basis for a Commons-based economy

The city council of Sao Paulo, South America’s largest metropolis, voted to ban the U.S.-based Uber ride-sharing service late Tuesday. City lawmakers decided 48-1 in favour of banning application-based private car services such as Uber in a preliminary vote[1]. But What are the lessons and forms of innovation that we can learn from this literature […]

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