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Solidarity and civic initiatives during COVID-19: The cases of Frena La Curva and Ingreso Básico Solidario

According to the World Health Organization's (WHO) Weekly Epidemiological Updates on COVID-19, with information as of December 13, 2020, the number of cases and deaths continued to increase to 70 million cumulative cases and 1.5 million global deaths since the onset...

The challenge of greening the air transport sector

Abstract:  The article analyses the current state of the civil aviation industry, in terms of carbon emissions and environmental impact, through data provided by the European Commission. The matter is analyzed specifically in light of the recent push for a green...

Planning for Justice

Resources for built environment practitioners fostering more equal, healthy and sustainable places. Picture taken during a BLM protest in London, source: Planning for Justice This year, the Black Lives Matter movement enabled our society to rethink and focus on the...

Green and sustainable buildings: the Need for people’s commitment

Abstract   The buildings sector represents one of the most resource-consuming sectors in Europe. It is responsible for 36% of greenhouse gas emissions and the impact on energy consumption accounts for 40% in the European Union. Construction and demolition waste (CDW)...

Gamification in planning – fun and virtual participatory planning with Minecraft & Co

Smart cities promise new, innovative ways of participating and co-creating the cities. While this is often an empty promise, there are some examples of virtual participatory planning that inspire hope. Especially considering Covid-19, we need a shift towards more...

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The Co-Cities Open Book

The Co-Cities Open Book is the result of years of research and experimentations on the field to investigate new forms of collaborative city-making that are pushing urban areas towards new frontiers of participatory urban governance, inclusive economic growth and...

The Co-City Cycle

The observation and analysis of more than 400 policies and projects enabling co-creation, co- production, and co-governance of urban assets and services in more than 130 cities (www.commoning.city) led us to identify five design principles and a legal and financial...

The Right to the Co-City

Christian Iaione, LabGov Faculty Director, published a new study "The Right To the Co-city" on the Italian Journal of Public Law, Volume 9, Issue 1, 2017, p. 80. This study is an effort to contribute to the current urban studies debate on the way to conceptualize the...

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...

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...

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LabGov Events

Engage.EU Roundtables “Digital Innovation in the 21st Century”

Luiss Guido Carli is pleased to announce that Monday, November 23, 2020 at 6:00 pm marks the start of the Engage.EU Roundtables, a new series of digital events organized as part of the Engage.EU alliance of universities, in which Luiss joins with experts from partner...

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