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European Heritage Days: Cyclo-pedestrian itineraries in the Roman countryside

On Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September 2020, on the occasion of the European Heritage Days sponsored every year by the Council of Europe and supported by the Italian Ministry of Heritage, Culture and Tourism (MiBACT), Co-Rome together with the co-district...

Aja Brown: Community-Oriented Leader

In 2013, at the age of 31, Aja Brown (born Aja Lena Clinkscale) made history when she was elected as the youngest mayor in the history of the City of Compton. She immediately set to work on her ambitious New Vision for Compton revitalization strategy, seeking to paint...

How can Food Policies help Italian cities overcome the post-COVID19 recession?

The basic right to food and the access to alimentary resources has been widely challenged due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic in Italy. I myself have more than one time tried to analyse and understand the difficult reality of food poverty and the inability or...

The City Science Initiative: strengthening science and research for urban policies Tech and the City – Reggio Emilia

Launched in February 2019 by the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) in collaboration with DG RTD (now DG R&I), DG REGIO and the City of Amsterdam, the City Science Initiative (CSI) is a pilot project as part of the Community of Practice on Cities. It aims...

Urban Media Lab & Not Just Jane Jacobs: A Collaboration to Uncover Influential Women in Urbanism

Photograph by Elliott Erwitt / Magnum and John J. Burns Library, Boston College “I’m not white, wearing black, funky glasses, tall or male. I’m none of the preconceptions of what an architect might be, and that means that every time I introduce myself as an architect,...

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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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Tech and the City: A Digital Workshop

On June 22nd, Share your experience with us! #CityScienceEU Save the Date! If you’re interested in finding out more about Tech in the City or on the potential contribution of science in cities in the post-COVID19 period, sign up to our June 22nd digital workshop!...

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