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LabGov New York: The Harlem E-project

The LabGov Harlem project is focused on improving access to fast, high quality digital resources, notably including broadband internet, to neighborhoods in Harlem where such access remains lacking. The project will be an example of a constructed commons, bringing...

City-stories around the world

This week we deal with Tactical Urbanism (TU), a methodology, urban approach, and movement which promotes low cost, small scale, collaboratively-led interventions. In Miami, when Tony Garcia, architect, speaker, writer, and advocate in the field of pedestrian and...

Open Heritage project: Second co-planning session

Yesterday, LabGov Rome team coordinated the second co-planning session of the Rome Collaboratory at the @Area Camper! After a first detailed presentation of the Open Heritage Project, the participants were divided in three groups to work on the activities that they...

Save the date: second co-planning session of the Rome Collaboratory for the Local Action Plan

At 5 p.m on Thursday 21rst of March, at the Area Camper L.G.P (via Casilina, 700 in Rome), will be held Rome Collaboratory's second co-planning session. Rome Collaboratory is one of the 6 working fields to experiment sustainable models for the revalorization of...

Release of Purpose Power: How Mission-Driven Leaders Engage for Change by Alicia Bonner Ness

The book explains the Heptagon Method, a seven-step framework that helps one take big ideas from ideology to action. It instructs how one can motivate its allies to become advocates for its cause. According to the author -self-described as a strategist, life...

Recent Publications

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

Urban Clinic LabGov EDU 2019: second community gardening session

Save the date: next Saturday, 23rd March we will host the second EDU@LabGov community gardening session in Luiss Community Garden from 10 am to 13am. The LabGovers will work in order to improve and complete the prototype of the platform that they are building. This...

Urban Clinic LabGov EDU 2019 – III workshop and co-working

Save the date: on 15th and 16th March will take place the third weekend of the EDU@LabGov Urban Clinic in Luiss Guido Carli University! Friday 15th March from 16pm to 18pm in the Luiss Campus, we will host a lecture of professor Christian Iaione about Urban Law and...

Save the date: “Science for the City” roundtable

On 21st and 22nd of February LabGov will participate at the Science for the City roundtable at the CDMA in Brussels. The initiative was presented by Caroline Nevejan, Chief Science Officer of the City of Amsterdam, Charlina Vitcheva, Deputy Director-General of the...

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