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Workshop “Basic Income & Social Rights: Local and European Perspectives” in Bologna

Join Green European Foundation for a workshop exploring basic income, existing pilot projects, and the potential impact of such schemes on our societies on the 24th of April from 5.30pm to 7.30pm at the Social Center TPO, Via Camillo Casarini 17/5, Bologna, BO 40131...

The co-created story of Jardim Nakamura neighbourhood

The co-created story of Jardim Nakamura neighbourhood Image: Sofia Croso Mazzuco. The welcoming of Jardim Nakamura map showing the local context. Jardim Nakamura is a peripheric community in the city of São Paulo, in Jardim Ângela neighbourhood, and the lucky place...

Urban Clinic LabGov EDU 2019: V Module

Save the date: the fifth module of the Urban Clinic EDU@LabGov will take place on 12th and 13th April in Luiss Guido Carli University. This fifth module is mainly dedicated to ‘Communication’. On Friday 12th April the workshop will take place in the classroom 310 from...

Open Heritage project: third co-planning session

Saturday 06 March at the Dopotutto Beer&Food Experience the third session of the co-design lab of the Local Action Plan of the Rome Collaboratory took place. After a brief presentation of the activities defined during the weekly teamwork meetings, the session started....

Co-Participation: Experiences of active participation in the field of Cultural goods

On Saturday 6th of April 2019 from 9.30am to 1.30pm, the Architecture Department of Università degli Studi Roma Tre (aula Urbano VIII) will be hosting the masterclass “Co-participation: active experience in the field of Cultural Goods”, as part of the International...

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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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