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Agenda Tevere: the River Contract of the Tiber

Agenda Tevere has started the procedure that will conduct to the creation of the first river’s contract dedicated to the Tiber in the urban area of Rome (the Contract will involve the area of the river that goes from Castel Giubileo – north part of the city – to the...

“UIA innovative approaches to tackle urban poverty”: how to tackle the problem of urban poverty

UIA is a European initiative created to test new solutions and to tackle emerging urban challenges. Some of these solutions were collected by Nils Scheffler, UIA expert for the Use-It project, in his paper “UIA innovative approaches to tackle urban poverty ". In fact,...

Rethinking the Urban Territory as a Learning Space

Recreating the urban territory as a commons means reconsidering the way citizens absorb and engender all the elements that can support human development – including learning, as a broader way to refer to education. Urban territories can offer unique learning...

Cultural heritage as a leverage for integration and cultural diversity. The issue of foreigners’ access to public management of museums in Italy

Chiara Prevete (LabGov researcher and legal team) has published an article about foreigners' access to public management on the journal “Observatory of the Italian Association of Constitutional Law scholars”, “Osservatorio AIC"[1]. This question had a key turning...

A Merry Christmas List of Movies on…Cities!

LabGov wishes you a wonderful holiday season with a non-exhaustive list of movies and documentaries, old and new, that will make your holidays more entertaining! The list below does not follow an order and is the result of various consultations with friends and...

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

National Assembly on the Commons

Saturday 19th January 2019, from h. 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, will take place the National Assembly “Per Garantirci un futuro ecosostenibile: ristrutturiamo la democrazia a partire dal governo dei beni pubblici e comuni” (To ensure a Sustainable Future we have to renovate...

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