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The Co-City Baton Rouge Project: Understanding Plank Road, Part I

Over the next few days we will be sharing a series of articles presenting the Co-City Baton Rouge Project, developed by our partners at LabGov Georgetown. The articles were originally published on their website and are available here. Plank Road Historical...

The Co-City Baton Rouge Project: An Introduction

Over the next few days we will be sharing a series of articles presenting the Co-City Baton Rouge Project, developed by our partners at LabGov Georgetown. The articles were originally published on their website and are available here. Sunset on the Baton Rouge River...

Oslo and the Legal Aid Clinic – how can a bunch of students improve the life of a metropolis?

Jussbuss early history.  Written by: Ida Maria Andenæs Galtung and Carlo Epifanio A bus of young legal aiders - who are they? Back in 1971 a bunch of law students from the University of Oslo started a project on a bus. Driving the streets of the Norwegian capital and...

Art for Earth, a call for the transition to a sustainable fashion industry

On the occasion of Ermenegildo Zegna XXX Winter 2020 Fashion Show entitled #usethexisting, the installation “Art for Earth” by Anne Patterson has been exposed so to address consumer’s attention to a more sustainable and ethical behaviour in the fashion world. The...

Paris 2020 municipal elections: caveats and challenges for la Ville-lumière

Paris 2020 municipal elections: caveats and challenges for la Ville-lumière After the transportation strikes that blocked the city for over a month in opposition to French President Emmanuel Macron's pension reform, the year 2020 seems to continue on the path of 2019,...

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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

Opening Day of the LabGov 2020 Interdisciplinary Urban Clinic

The eighth edition of the interdisciplinary Urban Clinic 2020 will take place on February 14th 2020 from 4pm to 6pm at the Luiss LOFT in Viale Romania. The theme of the meeting will be “Open and Collaborative Innovation for Sustainable Fashion”. Credits to: Luiss...

CO-CITY Turin Final Event

On the 14th of February 2020 LabGov will participate in the final conference of the CO-CITY Turin project. The event will wrap up the project and prepare for the activities of To-Nite, the new initiative financed by the Urban Innovative Actions programme. Following...

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