COLLABORATION IN CITIES: FROM SHARING TO ‘SHARING ECONOMY’ – The new WEF Whitepaper.

The World Economic Forum’s Future of Urban Development and Services Initiative has released its new whitepaper on «Collaboration in Cities: From Sharing to ‘Sharing Economy’». The concept of Sharing Economy during the last years has become quite mainstream, even if the phenomenon represents one of the major disruptive innovations of the last century. Sharing is not something […]

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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 CO-Cities Series

All over the world, cities are facing multiple and ever-changing challenges, ranging from growing economic inequalities, widespread gentrification and increasing segregation to issues of environmental degradation and scarcity of resources. In the most extreme cases, such challenges are at the origin of a phenomenon defined by the sociologist and economist Saskia Sassen as political, social […]

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LabGov in Croatia: “4th Conference on Good Economy” and “Good City for All” Seminar

There is one kind of economy which is good: it is the economy which supports the quality of life of the whole community, creates the abundance of possibilities and opportunities needed to satisfy our needs without hurting others, embraces responsibility and nourishes solidarity. It is the economy which uses and shares the resources fairly, which […]

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RENA – Festival delle Comunità del Cambiamento

From October 7th to 9th Milan is hosting RENA – Festival delle Comunità del Cambiamento. This third edition of the Festival has the aim of building bridges between communities, individuals and organizations who work to rigenerate the urban, social and economic of the Country. Organized in collaboration with BASE Milano and thanks to the sustain of Fondazione Cariplo, the […]

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Urban World: mapping the economic power of cities

Over the following years, six hundred cities – the City 600 – will generate more than 60 percent of global GDP growth, as reported in this article. The urban world is undergoing a broad transformation and its center of gravity is moving south and, maybe even more, east. Half of global GDP in 2007 came from 380 […]

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The city of the future according to Maurizio Carta

Maurizio Carta, Architect, PhD in Urban and Regional Planning, Full Professor of urban and regional planning at the Department of Architecture at the University of Palermo and advisor for a number of public national and international bodies, is the author of “Creative City – Dynamics, Innovations and Actions“. In his work, Carta tries to condensate […]

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Interviewed: Professor Christian Iaione on the City as Commons

Professor Christian Iaione, LabGov‘s co-founder, is interviewed by Michel Bauwens. This article was originally published on Shareable on the 17th of February 2015.  A commons-based economy cannot thrive without appropriate institutions, especially those that represent a “partner state” approach. Professor Christian Iaione of LUISS University in Rome is a pioneer of such institutional innovation in Italian cities. I […]

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