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Cities Tech and Policy Solutions to fight Climate Change

In recent years, climate technologies have been deployed on an unprecedented scale around the globe. In particular, renewable energy technologies are grown in importance at the expense of fossil fuel, especially in Europe. In that scenario, the Paris Climate Change...

Smart city development: The Milan model

Milan has been ranked 1st Italian smart city for the fifth consecutive year by the ICity Rate 2018 report, and 2nd on Ernst & Young’s Italian smart city index 2016, following closely behind Bologna. But what does it mean exactly for a city to be “smart”? Although many...

Climate Change and Environmental Risk in the City

Environmental issues are becoming more and more a key challenge for cities around the world. C40 shows that “70% of cities are already dealing with the effects of climate change”. Cities have played a significant role in accelerating risks because of the continuous...

Rome’s transportation crisis: an overview ahead of the referendum

By Carlo Epifanio and Cosima Malandrino With almost 3 million inhabitants, the Metropolitan City of Rome holds the first place as far as the use of private transportation is concerned among the biggest cities in Europe. Second only to London in extension in the old...

The impact of universities on society: Working on neighborhood commons in San José, Costa Rica

Versión en español a continuación As part of the LabGov research and extension program for Costa Rica, the Architecture students of the Universidad Latina continue to apply the concepts of common goods to the city, collaborating with the community of the Cedros...

Recent Publications

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...

“Value in the Commons Economy” Report

"What is at the heart of the problems erupting worldwide? Is anything good emerging from these multiple crises? Can a new system grow from within the old one? Is it already here, visible and thriving? These questions are addressed by Michel Bauwens and Vasilis Niaros...

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LabGov Events

Futuro Remoto – Cooperare per ri-generare, 8-11 Novembre

Fino all'11 novembre alla Città della Scienza di Napoli si terrà la 32esima edizione di Futuro Remoto, una festa della scienza per la diffusione della cultura scientifica e tecnologica ormai famosa in tutta Italia. La manifestazione di quest’anno è dedicata al...

Future Cities Canada Summit, November 7-9

The Future Cities Canada Summit brings together city leaders and urban innovators working to sustain and build our cities for people to live and thrive now and into the future. Organized by Future Cities Canada, a collaborative platform that harnesses the momentum for...

Paesaggi Interni: governare la fragilità – 31 ottobre 2018

Quale modello di governance per le aree interne calabresi? Questo il tema della Tavola Rotonda che si terrà all'Università della Calabria mercoledì 31 ottobre 2018. Paola Cannavò, membro del comitato scientifico di LabGov, ha organizzato questo momento di riflessione...

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