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Shaping Tomorrow: The Implications of Artificial Intelligence on Creative Industries and Beyond

Author: Viktoriya Pisotska, PhD   In recent times, the conversation surrounding the influence of digital technologies on creative industries has gained momentum, emphasizing the significance of digital platforms and the emergence of digital ownership via NFTs...

The Nordic Waste scandal

The Nordic Waste scandal has brought attention to the environmental hazards posed by a massive landslide that occurred at one of its facilities in Ølst, Denmark, last December. In December 2023, a thunderstorm caused a massive landslide at one of Nordic Waste's...

Global Supply Chain Role and Crucial Role of Cities

The modern food industry has undoubtedly reached impressive milestones in terms of efficiency, diversity, and accessibility of products, largely owing to globalization. Traditional globalized food supply chains now offer customers an extensive range of food options,...

Corporate sustainability a shift from shareholder model to long-term value creation

INTRODUCTION In a world where companies are constantly under the pressure of climate change and unpredictable future business disruption, the need for sustainable practices in business operations has become necessary for companies' long-term survival. This requires...

Energy Communities: Fighting Poverty and Energy Injustices

Energy Poverty   In recent years, the energy transition is bringing on a significant shift in energy sources and technologies once used to meet the energy needs of global societies. Usually, the energy transition involves a change from traditional energy sources,...

A few weeks ago the publication of a study that Margherita Valle (LabGov Costa Rica) carried out with her colleague, prof. Franklin Ramirez, in the prestigious scientific magazine #Cities.📙

💡You can find the article here:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264275124000635?via%3Dihub#f0025

#SanJose #CostaRica #Research

The objective of this concise #article is to stimulate inquiry and critical analysis among scholars and practitioners regarding #AI’s ramifications for #CreativeIndustries, their artists, as well as to discuss AI’s broader societal implications.

Read more https://labgov.city/theurbanmedialab/shaping-tomorrow-the-implications-of-artificial-intelligence-on-creative-industries-and-beyond/

#ResearchSeminar of LDIS/LABGOV R&I COMMUNITY

Anna Berti Suman, research fellow in Sustainable Innovation Law presented her research project: “From gap to opportunity: regulatory voids as spaces for experimentation and innovation in the field of environmental sustainability”.🇪🇺

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🌟Check out the review of the Co-Cities Book by Sheila Foster and Christian Iaione (The MIT Press) in the Journal of Design and Culture (Taylor & Francis) by Jacob DeGeal.
https://acrobat.adobe.com/id/urn:aaid:sc:EU:8e42dd61-7c14-4cab-a9e7-a882579c92bb

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New Review of the Co-Cities Book in the Journal of Design and Culture (Taylor & Francis) by Jacob DeGeal

Check out the review of the Co-Cities Book by Sheila Foster and Christian Iaione (The MIT Press) in the Journal of Design and Culture (Taylor & Francis) by Jacob DeGeal.   Click here:...

Interview with Sheila Foster for Nature Cities on “New Inroads for Community-Centric Placemaking”

  Sheila Foster and Christian Iaione’s great work with LabGov.City, was also featured in Nature Cities magazine, through an interview with Sheila Foster for the article on “New Inroads for Community-Centric Placemaking,” conducted by Anneliese (Lisa) Palmer. “As...

Energy Award Winner 2023 – Co-Cities Book awarded in the category of Best Book about the ‘Commons’

Each year, the The American Energy Society spotlights the most extraordinary contributions to energy and sustainability. We are thrilled to announce that among the winners of the Energy Awards 2023 is the book “Co-Cities: Innovative Transitions toward Just and...

“Law and Society” n°4-2022

  Discover in the fourth issue of “Law and Society” in 2022 the crucial role of cities in the fight against climate change, responsible for 72% of global greenhouse gas emissions. The European Union responds to this emergency with the mission “100 Climate-Neutral...

The Co-City Design Principles

The Co-city approach has been formulated at this stage considering the various developmental phases it has been through in each chapter and the cases that have been analyzed in different cities. The most recent chapter dubbed Urban Co-governance illustrated the 5P’s...

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INSIEME:FARE – Reggio Emilia, 21-24 March

INSIEME:FARE – Reggio Emilia, 21-24 March

On Friday, March 22nd, at the Open Lab in the Cloisters of San Pietro in Reggio Emilia, a discussion was held with the City Science Office research team, coordinated by Francesco Berni, on how scientific research can become a tool for innovation in service of the...

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