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Gentrification policies and urban protests in Marseille

A year before his retirement, Jean-Claude Gaudin, the right-wing Mayor of Marseille since 1995, is confronted to unprecedented protests and generalized criticisms against his politics: the city might be witnessing the end of an era. In comparison to other French...

LabGov / Co-City is hiring!

Project Fellow Opening: CO-CITY BATON ROUGE The Marron Institute of Urban Management - NYU and LabGov are hiring a Project Fellow to work with Professor Sheila Foster (Georgetown and LabGov) and Professor Clayton Gillette, Director of the Marron Institute, on an urban...

Smart City and Blockchain: Challenges and Opportunities

According to Rakesh Kaul, Partner at PwC, “a smart city is an implementation of an advanced and modern urbanization vision”. So, smart cities are structured to allow operational efficiencies, maximize environmental sustainability efforts and deal with citizen services...

Moving Towards Long-Term Housing Affordability in France

The Launch of the National OFS Network and the Cosmopole Project in Lille On 15 and 16 November 2018 Sciences Po Lille hosted an event to celebrate the launch of the French National Network of the Organismes de Foncier Solidaire (OFS) and the signature of the first...

Open Heritage: Participatory governance of cultural heritage to foster local sustainable development

LabGov, together with LUISS University, is part of the interdisciplinary consortium for the realization of the H2020 project “Open Heritage”.   Figure 1. Consortium partners at the end of the second consortium meeting, Barcelona. Credits to: Open Heritage team   As...

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

Save the Date: giornata di apertura di EDU@LabGov 2018/2019

Venerdì 15 febbraio 2019 dalle ore 16:00 alle 18:00 presso il LOFT del campus LUISS di viale Romania, 32, si terrà la giornata di apertura dell’A.A. 2018/19 della Clinica Urbana EDU@LabGov - LABoratorio per la GOVernance della città come un bene comune”, il percorso...

Save the date: Launch of EDU@LabGov 2018/2019

On Friday the 15th of February, from 4pm to 6pm, in the LOFT of Luiss campus located in Viale Romania 32 will take place the opening day of Urban Clinic EDU@LabGov -LABoratory for the GOVernance of the city as a commons - for 2018/2019 Academic year, a...

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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