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The UOC organized an electoral debate in Barcelona on the platform economy

A report by the Dimmons research group (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya) The candidates agreed that people’s social, labour and digital rights must be respected VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrFyHqn2wmg&t=4s The main candidates for Barcelona's municipal...

“ReinvenTIAMO Roma” an urban project to give new life to the capital

By Annacarmen Bernardo, student at Luiss Guido Carli University “ReinvenTIAMO Roma” is a project meant to revitalize the city starting from the recovery of existing buildings through clear rules and common objectives. The project aims to select areas and public...

Circular Cities: Learning from Glasgow

The Circular economy is an economic model which designs out waste and pollution, keeps materials in use and regenerates natural systems, envisioning every product as being created with the intent of extending its lifespan and adding value wherever possible through...

Book Release ! Our Commons: Political ideas for a new Europe

Our Commons: Political Ideas for a New Europe is a collection of essays, case studies and interviews about the commons, published right before the European Elections of May 2019. The book showcases the wealth of transformative ideas that the international commons...

The nascent commons of Plein ’40-’45

Change is at the doorstep for the market on Plein ’40-’45 in the borough New West in Amsterdam. While the market is among the busiest in the city, it also faces some serious challenges, such as street litter, a dysfunctional waste disposal system, its image of...

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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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Capital Business Forum 4th edition

The 4th edition of the Capital Business Forum will take place at Luiss University, room 200 viale Romania 32, Luiss University from June 18th 9am to June 19th 5.30 pm. The Rome Forum follows the successful events in Beijing (2016 and 2018) at Beijing Normal University...

Placemaking Week Europe 2019

Placemaking Week Europe 2019 is Europe’s biggest conference and festival celebrating the impact of placemaking on the urban fabric. From June 12th-15th, roughly 400 placemakers, representing professionals from a variety of disciplines, including politicians, civil...

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