Giovedì 2 ottobre, alle ore 17.30 il gruppo LabGov (Laboratorio per la Governance dei beni comuni) ha il piacere di invitare gli studenti LUISS presso la sede di Viale Romania 32, aula 304 A, per presentare il Laboratorio e i suoi contenuti, insieme al programma e alle attività previste per l’a.a. 2014/2015. Questo sarà un appuntamento che precederà l’inizio dei lavori del laboratorio, un momento di incontro nel quale i Labgovers avranno modo di parlare direttamente agli studenti, spiegando nel dettaglio che cos’è LabGov, di cosa si occupa e altre informazioni utili per l’iscrizione. LabGov però non è soltanto un laboratorio universitario. E’ un mondo in cui le capacità personali e le competenze professionali vengono inserite in un contesto di collaborazione, rielaborate, sviluppate e potenziate, per affrontare non solo le sfide e i progetti proposti all’interno del laboratorio, ma anche per arricchire un bagaglio di conoscenze utile per il futuro. Il Laboratorio per la Governance dei beni comuni, nasce proprio con lo scopo di sperimentare l’approccio del learning by doing attraverso una in house clinic applicata al tema dell’innovazione sociale, economica, istituzionale e giuridica. Idee potenti come cambiamento, cittadinanza attiva, beni comuni, innovazione sociale, sharing economy, condivisione, collaborazione, making e creatività, co-design e co-production stanno spingendo verso la società, l’economia, le imprese e le istituzioni verso nuove frontiere. Gli studenti costruiscono o portano negli appuntamenti della clinic e nel Laboratorio progetti che devono prendere o avere vita nel mondo reale, contribuendo a dare loro attuazione pratica o sostegno nel loro processo di innovazione. Nell’a.a. 2014-2015 oggetto di analisi e sperimentazione sarà la green governance intesa come tecnologia sociale, economica, istituzionale e giuridica applicata ai beni ambientali e paesistici, al territorio, agli stili di vita. Lo scopo ultimo è quello di elaborare una strategia di governance idonea a configurare il “territorio come bene comune” e per questo motivo LabGov indagherà i seguenti ambiti di studio e ricerca: “Ambiente, Agricoltura, Alimentazione”. Vi aspettiamo numerosi, non mancate.
Il Gruppo Labgov
The approval of the so-called Bologna Regulation on the collaboration between citizens and public administrations for the care and regeneration of urban commons has given impulse to a local regulatory movement. Having greatly contributed to the drafting of this regulation I could not be less happy to see public collaboration ideas spreading. Unfortunately to elaborate and pass a reform is not sufficient in order to recognize and protect the commons.This subject requires a cultural change in the administration of public and private goods and implies the shift from government logic, centered on the bipolar paradigm, to governance logic (1) based on the circular subsidiarity paradigm (2). Moreover it requires also a shift of methodological approach, from theoretical to experimental. The cultural leap needed by the commons highlights the necessity to create several kinds of initiatives to persuade, train, follow and assist public administrations and its officials in the concrete application of the model of shared administration of the commons. By doing so it will be possible to promote the paradigm of the governance in which the practice of the shared care of the commons is part.
The “institutional communication” of the commons
This means that for promoting the spread of a culture of the governance of the commons is necessary to restart from the tools of the “institutional communication” intended as public policy centered on the one hand on the sharing of a common worldview, on the other hand on the governance of the networks and the valorization of the energies of the society.This proposal requires the creation of a “space” or “hub” in which the public administration that intend to be involved could get techniques of governance of the commons. This in the perspective to provide activities of “learning-intervention” based on the alternation between class and field to their employees.The educational method adopted aims to combine: a) dispensation, also via computer, of lessons of technical/operational kind and high professional level; b) support in the project management and practical experimentation of the models of governance of the commons; c) elaboration and spread of the results of the activities, research and analysis made within these experimentations.The final objective is the establishment of a coordination center for the governance of the commons. A public-private institution able to promote and support, mainly the public administration, in the achievement of experiences of governance of the commons. It will be necessary a cultural dissemination within public administration in order to raise the general competences for involving citizens in the implementation, maintenance and financing of the commons.
The coordination center for the commons.
The initiative of the creation of a coordination center should be taken at national level by an institution, preferably with the financial support of the private sector for complying better with the governance spirit. The principal partners of the coordination center should be, on the one hand national, regional and local administrations; on the other hand citizens and operators committed in their everyday life in the research of shared solutions and economic-financial sustainability of the commons, elements inseparable for the survival of the shared care of the commons.
The main objective of the coordination center should be to promote dialog, sharing of competences, information and experiences among all persons interested in the creation of al real partnership between institutions and community, for the protection, recovery, maintenance and management of the commons.
The “learning-intervention” of the commons
Besides traditional learning activities, the coordination center should be also the instrument for allowing the public administration interested to know and share best practices with other administration.
Moreover the public administrations could use the coordination center for obtaining the necessary assistance from professor/tutors that place side by side in the learning activities and in the experimentation on field with methods and tools of governance. Thus the professor/tutor could test the competences given during the period of education.
In other words, it will be not a traditional education in class. The “learning-intervention” as well as planned, requires training activities based on the mentoring in the daily life of the project for the careful to the need of each administrations (3).
The public operators would be prepared both to “think” theoretically about operations of governance of the commons and to “act” as professional of the governance of the commons. They would be able to be a public counterpart technically equipped to establish a partnership with the private counterpart, to create relations with all institutional levels and finally to manage network of alliance between institutions and civil society.
Toolkits and continuous mentoring
Moreover, the training and cultural mentoring should not finish in the phase of the dispensation of the learning- intervention. This should be continuous. One of the most important activities for spreading this cultural model would consist in the elaboration, starting from the weaknesses found during the learning and experimental activities, of handbooks of instructions to apply the reforms and follow the constant evolution of technical, juridical and financial-economic instruments that carachterized the governance of the commons.
Starting from the weaknesses that emerge in the relation between professor-tutor and participants to the activities of learning and experimentation, it will be possible to elaborate documents that shall be used as guidelines. These documents should be as “tool chests” where inside there are the necessary instruments for planning, building and replicating a project of governance of the commons. Among the instrument there should be practical instructions, strategies, turning-point, methods applied, collection of rules (partnership agreements, business plan, and regulation), best practices, methods used by the administration and results.
Finally should be planned all the actions and measures necessary to support the public officials in their everyday life use of the tool chests. One possible solution could be the tutoring at distance in the development and implementation of the practice of governance. The tutoring at distance is useful on the one hand to foster the public officials and shore up his/her motives in the management of a project of governance of the commons. On the other hand to improve the tool chests updating them continuously according to the various administrative and market issues.
A story that never ends, as the commons.
To sum up, the cycle of the activities of the coordination center for the governance of the commons would be a continuous process and would be articulated in three phases.
The first phase would be the traditional learning process, also with the support of telematics. The second phase would consist in the experimentation on field of the models of the governance of the commons, in order to make in conjunction with participants and administrations, pilot cases that may become laboratories for the governance of the commons. The third phase should be devoted to the elaboration of the handbook of instructions and the continuous assistance and mentoring on how to use them. The aim is to infuse the culture of the governance into the care of the commons and in the relative decisional process. In the everyday life application of the reform he public officials have to be supported in the resolution of the problems that could emerge within a project of governance of the commons.
In a second moment for consolidating the results of the learning-intervention could be created a format through the best practices on national level applying the principles and the models of the governance of the commons.
The experimentation of these ideas is yet started in the LabGov – Laboratory for the Governance of the Commons. It is open for all those who want to contribute to the narration of this good story, a story that could never ends, because it is about the commons.
Christian Iaione, director of Labsus, the Laboratory for subsidiarity and coordinator of Labgov.
(1) Contrary to government thecniques, those of the governance are characterized by parity, horizontality and openness towards territorial community, civic society and private sector, and are based on the collaboration among several actors (institutional, social and entrepreneurial) in order to create partnership devoted to the shared realization of common ends. The partnership permits to abandon the logic of contraposition between public and private, national and loca interests with the final aim to create a network of alliance about the public choice. Broadly to apply the principles and thechniques of the governance to the issue of the commons. M.R. FERRARESE, La governance tra politica e diritto, Bologna, 2010, p. 149 ss.; also C. IAIONE, La localizzazione delle infrastrutture localmente indesiderate: da soluzioni di government a soluzioni di governance, in G. ARENA, F. CORTESE, Per governare insieme: il federalismo come metodo, Padova, 2011, p. 203 e ss.
(2) G. ARENA, Cittadini attivi, Roma-Bari, 2006, p. 6.
(3) G. VETRITTO, Per una nuova professione pubblica: il broker istituzionale, in Risorse umane, 2009, p. 19
Every society relies upon certain codes of communication and standards of interaction. We are the expression of the modern culture of digitalization, whereas everything goes fast on the lines.
But the standardization of the terms “global” and “digital” in our vocabulary has nothing to do with real world; technology and social media innovation have certainly redesigned the way of sharing experiences and concepts, but truly not the focal apparatus.
Art is worth an example, notably the way of living artistic performances.
The dogma of passive audience is the best demonstration of how we are too often laced within the boundaries of spotted parades, whereas no one has anything to give, except for the artist.
Many observers certainly noted this parasitic attitude -or mainly social laziness- in the context of urban living and spacing.
That is why MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) envisioned a strategy to energize the people and involve them far beyond the limits of physical spaces, thanks also to Fiona Romeo, director of digital content.
The idea of linking the visitors’ experience to the artistic content is not new (Polisemylab), and certainly we would like to imagine a new conception of spaces: not old fashioned and decadent urban containers for storing artifacts, but maybe some avant-garde space that eventually will show us the future -far beyond the limits of physical imagination.
Overcoming the digital divide is new mantra, as well as studying a new algorithm for unifying independent variables, as authors and audience usually are.
Expanding digital experience as the parallel binary for the analogue world, this is the new trend.
Further details at: Wall Street Journal
Is difficult to say what will be the future, and when it will comes, especially in a fast field such as transportation. Some Years ago we imagined flying cars, teleportation and advertising everywhere, a kind of “blade runner” reality. Today we already have prototypes of cars that drive themselves or streets that incorporate solar panels to light them self and, for example, alert you where the parking is free.
Definitely one of the major problems for us Italians in general, but also for anyone living in a metropolis, is the traffic is blocked and the roads impassable. Getting in the center of Rome or Milan often takes hours, and even on the highway is always difficult to calculate travel times with precision because the traffic is huge and always a great unknown.
Many cities are developing the car-sharing to reduce the number of cars in the parking and streets, or forms of economic-help for those who commute to work or university with a car full rather than single-car. Certainly this are good ideas but where will the future of transport?
In US was born in the last few months a new mini-series in episodes to talk about these problems and their possible solution that will drastically reduce one of the major problems of work: to get there. “The future of transportation” will examine the full extent of America’s transportation challenges and explore how US cities are reinventing the way we navigate them, focus on the Initiatives and technologies being developed right now That will change the way we move around cities in the next 5, 10, and 25 years.
The series will be split into three parts. We’ll begin with the elusive search for “The Perfect Commute,” exploring new and better ways to Enhance what can be the most infuriating part of the day, the journey to and from work. Next we’ll examine “The Smartest Trip,” focusing on the crucial connections between transportation and progress and achieving sustainability. Finally we’ll document the current state of “Design in Motion,” sneaking a peak at the Technological and planning innovations That will fundamentally alter America’s transportation landscape.
Now let’s see what will be and let’s play our role, starting to fill up our car !!
If you think that Mexico it’s only sombreros, nachos and tequila you are wrong, maybe in a few in the cliché-list there will be also crowfunding.
Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people. Supported in recent years by increasing internet access, crowdfunding has been gaining momentum, even if it has been out there for hundreds of years (e.g. church’s alms or tandas) new technologies now allow larger numbers of potential donors or investors creating event or spreading the word.
Why crowdfunding and Mexico?! Because in Mexico borrowing from bank requires high securities and involves high interest rates, and this literally blocked the capitalistic spirit and the culture of growth and investment. That’s why crowdfunding could fill the gap and solve a lot of problems for all the small and medium enterprises that would like to grow the businesses and who have not access to the traditional system.
A recent report, from the Multilateral Investment Fund, member of the Inter-American Development Bank, called Crowdfunding in Mexico: The Power of Digital Technologies to Transform Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Economic Inclusion it’s analyzing the opportunities and challenges that Mexico will faces to foster this practice but also the optimism for the success of crowdfounding in creating the country’s entrepreneurial culture.
But will be a long way, there are big challenges like regulating, businesses education, development and diffusion of internet technology, and other basic aspects to make people sure of what they are doing and understand what they to take informed decision. For example now crowfunding is naturally seen with some skepticism among the main part of the population,but working on the above-mentioned challenges would unveil the potential benefits of accessing to a new and affordable financial source, close and possible for everyone.