Fondazione CON IL SUD: call for the regeneration of 14 commons in the South of Italy

Fondazione CON IL SUD: call for the regeneration of 14 commons in the South of Italy

Logo_FondSudFondazione CON IL SUD, an Italian Foundation operating in the south of Italy, has just launched a call for proposals entitled “Bando storico-artistico – il bene torna comune”. With this initiative the Foundation wants to regenerate 14 assets  according to projects made by the local communities, enterprises and institutions. CON IL SUD granted 4 million euros in order to enact such propositions aimed to allow the community to enjoy such common goods in a sustainable way. This is the third edition of this call that previously managed to enforce 21 projects with a cost of 8 million euros.

The Foundation asked to the cities of the south of Italy to propose some buildings and places eligible to this end, and 14 out of the 22o proposed were chosen. Five of those are in Sicily, seven in Puglia and two in Campania. The legal availability of these assets will be granted by the owner to the organization that would win the call for that asset for at least 10 years. The requests made for the financing of the renewing of a commons regeneration cannot exceed € 500.000. On their website is it still possible to see the full list of the urban commons that are part of the call and everyone can present an idea or a project, even when the call will be over on 14th of July 2015. This experiment aims to make clear that every community wants to cooperate and to put their efforts together in order to achieve a better lifestyle and a better world for everyone to enjoy.

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La Fondazione CON IL SUD alla sua terza edizione per la riqualifica dei beni comuni; terza edizione con I fiocchi

La Fondazione CON IL SUD vuole, lancia la terza edizione del Bando storico artistico – Il bene torna comune Con questa iniziativa la Fondazione intende rivalutare 14 beni comuni presenti in Sicilia, Puglia e Campania, grazie ad un fondo di 4 milioni di euro. Grazie a questo bando i progetti scelti saranno sovvenzionati fino ad un massimo di 500.000 euro per le spese di ristrutturazione e i vincitori avranno la proprietà del bene assegnato per almeno 10 anni. Sul sito internet è possibile consultare la lista completa dei beni comuni scelti e, anche dopo la chiusura del bando il 14 luglio 2015, sarà possibile proporre idee e progetti.

CON IL SUD Foundation: call for the requalification of 14 common goods; third time is the charm.

CON IL SUD Foundation: call for the requalification of 14 common goods; third time is the charm.

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An Italian Foundation (CON IL SUD) wants to revalue some buildings (14 to be exact) according to projects made by the local communities, enterprises and institutions. CON IL SUD granted 4 million euros in order to enact such propositions aimed to allow the community to enjoy such common goods in a sustainable way.

This is the third edition of this call that previously managed to enforce 21 projects with a cost of 8 millions euros.

The Foundation asked to the cities of the south of Italy to propose some buildings and places eligible to this end, and 14 out of the 22 proposed were choose. 5 of those are in Sicily, 7 in Puglia and 2 in Campania.

The legal property of this good will be given by the owner (the region) to the organization that won the call for that building for at least 10 years, in advance of knowing what the use will be, and the requests made for the financing of the renewing of a public good cannot exceed 500.000€.

On their website is it still possible to see the full list of the public goods that are part of the call and everyone can present an idea or a project, even when the call will be over on 14th of July 2015.

This experiment aims to make clear that every community wants to cooperate and to put their efforts together in order to achieve a better lifestyle and a better world for everyone to enjoy.

La Fondazione CON IL SUD alla sua terza edizione per la riqualifica dei beni comuni; terza edizione con I fiocchi

La Fondazione CON IL SUD vuole, con la terza edizione di questo bando, rivalutare 14 beni comuni presenti in Sicilia, Puglia e Campania, grazie ad un fondo di 4 milioni di euro.

Grazie a questo bando i progetti scelti saranno sovvenzionati fino ad un massimo di 500.000€ per le spese di ristrutturazione e i vincitori avranno la proprietà del bene assegnato per almeno 10 anni.

Sul sito internet è possibile consultare la lista completa dei beni comuni scelti e, anche dopo la chiusura del bando che si terrà il 14 luglio 2015 sarà possibile proporre idee e progetti.

 

Project “Beni Comuni”: when sharing heals the spirit of the community

Project “Beni Comuni”: when sharing heals the spirit of the community

foto Beni ComuniWhat happens when a region is scourged by a natural disaster, like an earthquake? There is the time  grief, of course, and the time of reconstruction, involving an extremely delicate phase: the healing of the victims’ souls.

That was the motivation that pushed the Ministry of the Tourism and Cultural Activities to fund an initiative, the “Beni Comuni Project”, that gathered the ETR Foundation, ATER and eleven Provinces (Campogalliano, Carpi, Cavezzo, Cento, Concordia sulla Secchia, Finale Emilia, Mirandola, Novi di Modena, San Felice sul Panaro, San Possidonio, Soliera). Their goal was to recover and reunite the spirits of the communities threatened by the 2012 earthquake by an active participation in the organization of public events with the main goal to foster the sharing sense.

This idea is much needed in a time where society tends to be more and more egoistic, full of technological barriers that allows people to communicate easily with one another, but at the same time tends to label those who cannot afford such connections as “social pariah”. Stimulate the spark of active cooperation and sharing may ignite again an essential characteristic of the human soul that is slowly dying as the society evolves.

The Project reunites 24 partners: from schools to theatres and music schools: through the organization of public events, shows, concerts and readings, this group wishes to foster the reconstruction of the populations that survived the earthquake, thanks to arts and artistic expression. In the words of a member of the Project: “a way to allow the community to restore the spaces destroyed by the earthquake and start again with a stronger sharing spirit”.

This approach is really valuable, also because allows the people’s mind to wander off such grief and crisis and their souls to understand that nothing is over and everything can be solved, as long as there is a common goal and a common support. Act as one, survive as a whole.

 

 

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Cosa accade a una comunità quando essa viene distrutta da un cataclisma naturale, come un terremoto? Ovviamente c’è il tempo del dolore, e dopo la ricostruzione inizia una fase delicatissima: la rigenerazione degli spiriti dei cittadini.

A tale proposito è stato finanziato dal Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo e promosso dal Comune di Carpi in collaborazione con ERT Fondazione e ATER il “Progetto Beni Comuni”.

Esso coinvolge undici Comuni (Campogalliano, Carpi, Cavezzo, Cento, Concordia sulla Secchia, Finale Emilia, Mirandola, Novi di Modena, San Felice sul Panaro, San Possidonio, Soliera) del cratere sismico con l’obiettivo di rinsaldare e ricostruire le identità delle comunità minacciate dal terremoto del 2012 attraverso la partecipazione attiva alla costruzione di eventi artistici che abbiano come orizzonte primario il senso della condivisione e dello stare in comune.

L’idea alla base del Progetto è encomiabile, e potrebbe essere spiegata in vari modi, ma il modo migliore è utilizzare le parole di un esponente del Progetto: Il progetto Beni Comuni ha un valore intrinseco e speciale. Non è solo un programma destinato alla fruizione, ma un laboratorio di produzione culturale che coinvolge professionisti dello spettacolo ma anche e soprattutto i cittadini. Uno spazio artistico composto da tanti luoghi […]. Un modo concreto per le comunità di rimpadronirsi degli spazi violentati dal sisma e ripartire, con uno spirito di socialità condivisa”.

Questa idea è necessaria anche per un altro motivo: essa consente di far vagare la mente delle vittime del sisma lontano dal dolore e dalla sofferenza, e far capire che nulla è perduto e tutto è superabile, se si collabora e ci si aiuta nella comunità: Agisci come uno, sopravvivi come gruppo.

 

Smart City Expo World Congress: Multinational companies lit the fire of hope

Smart City Expo World Congress: Multinational companies lit the fire of hope

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On November 18-20 2014 there was the 4th edition of theSmart City Expo World Congress” (SCEWC), and it took place in Barcelona.
The topics covered during this event were: Smart Society, Technology, Governance, Energy, Mobility and Sustainable City.
It was an event full of discussions, projects  and a lot of great ideas were discussed around such topics; the “Smart Society” theme was focused on the fostering of creativity, innovation, economic development and collaboration inside the boundaries of the cities, bringing the population to the center of decision-making in order to make urban and social development more democratic. Cities must be reinvented and transformed so that they become more sustainable, and improve quality of life and economic performance. This should be a shared vision and the way forward for citizens, public and private organizations and multi-stakeholders.
This topic is growing in importance in modern society, and recently there was also an European call, “Horizon 2020”, that was focused on the attempt to bring the population closer to the European mechanisms, in order to foster the collaboration between citizens and governments, and create a network of Smart Cities all around Europe.
All the topics that formed the “core” of this were deeply covered, and all seemed to express a common will to shift the modern view and use of energy, technologies and governance towards a collaborative approach, were the citizens cooperate with the governments in order to produce and support a lifestyle focused on the sustainability of energy, lifestyle, governance and technologies.
As a matter of fact, consumers are in a demanding shift, asking for a new energy model, environmentally and economically sustainable, making better use of local scale and renewable resources, while having a global focus and a strong partnership between governments and companies. The marketplace for wind or solar energy is shifting and reaching the mainstream. Every industry is regulatory and subsidy dependent. Clean energy in short will be able to deliver to local stable energy and subsidies will decline over time, as many of the renewables are able to be paid by themselves. This technological revolution is an opportunity of real change in how cities are operated and therefore a possible way forward for economic and social development.
This congress was a great example of how the modern societies’ demands managed to influence the economic and political spheres, and the fact that more and more multinational companies like IBM, Philips, Nissan, BNP Paribas, Microsoft, Oracle and Cisco became more concerned about such topics and aware of the possible available solutions is indeed a beacon of light into the grim darkness of the “non-collaborative future”.
The 5th edition of the SCEWC will take place on the 17-19 of November 2015, and given the growing success and importance of such event, it is possible to hope for some real projects to be proposed regarding the topics of sustainability.

 

Smart City Expo World Congress: Le Multinazionali accendono il faro della speranza.

Nella quarta edizione della SCEWC si sono discusse tematiche fondamentali quali energia, tecnologie, Smart Cities, governance e sostenibilità.
Dalle conferenze e dai workshop è emerso che la società sta cambiando e che desidera sempre più spostarsi verso una società più attenta e proiettata alla sostenibilità e alla governance comune.
Il ciclo di conferenze ha dimostrato come la società moderna riesce ad influenzare la sfera politica ed economica; il fatto che numerose multinazionali del calibro di IBM, Philips, Nissan, BNP Paribas, Microsoft, Oracle e Cisco abbiano preso parte a questo evento dimostrandosi sensibili alle tematiche sopracitate ci rende più fiduciosi riguardo al futuro.
La prossima edizione del SCEWC si terrà dal 17 al 19 Novembre del 2015 e si potrebbe azzardare la speranza di vedere una serie di progetti concreti prendere forma.

Luiss garden: the first harvest and the (re)discovering of the little joy of life.

Luiss garden: the first harvest and the (re)discovering of the little joy of life.

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February the 2nd was an important milestone for the people of LabGov. On that day happened the first harvesting of some products farmed by the students: spinach, mushrooms and lemons.

The day started with the General Director Lo Storto paid a visit to greet all the students, professors and the LUISS staff which met for this special occasion. In his opening addressing, Dott. Lo Storto stressed the importance of rediscovering a “slow” kind of life, an idea gradually replaced by the modern “fast” lifestyles.

The LUISS Community Garden, inaugurated on November,  is a perfect example of common good managed by the people and on how to apply the collaborative governance to the commons, such as the environment, agriculture and food. These are also the topics of the Laboratory of this year that involve students in the design, management and communication of this garden sited in our Campus placed in Viale Romania. The university students gathered ideas and resources and, thanks to the precious  help and supervision of  the LUISS staff, managed to start a system that is willing to become a way to gather the efforts of students interested in the rediscovering of the joy of growing fresh products.

In any case, the work is far from over: in the following months there will be the harvesting of other products, such as  broccoli and fennels in February, since the complete harvesting at the end of March. Moreover, work has already started for the realization of a vineyard that is going to be inaugurate in the near future.

Quoting professor Iaione: “We eat together, we save money, we share advices on exams and other problems of everyday life and we seek solution for the challenges of our generation. We should follow a healthier and greener lifestyle. We should project the future and we should ask ourselves how we are going to nudge more and more people to join us, and have fun with us. Break free from Facebook and from its fast-relationships by building offline relationships more stable and enduring. We want to be the driving force of change, not a simple a leading élite. Patience and tenacity are our distinctive features as farmers of the relations that needs to be developed to make changing, innovation and collaboration blossom”.

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Orto Luiss: il primo raccolto e la (ri)scoperta delle piccole gioie della vita

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Il 2 Febbraio LabGov, insieme a dipendenti e professori LUISS, ha effettuato la prima raccolta di alcuni prodotti del LUISS Community Garden. In particolare sono stati raccolti spinaci, funghi e limoni. Anche il Direttore Generale Lo Storto ha fatto visita all’Orto per salutare il gruppo che si è riunito per questa occasione.

Il LUISS Community Garden può essere considerato un esempio perfetto di come si può applicare la governace collaborativa ai beni comuni, come l’ambiente, l’agricoltura e il cibo. Questi sono infatti i temi del Laboratorio di quest’anno, che vede i nuovi labgovers impegnati nella progettazione, comunicazione e organizzazione di questo nuovo spazio all’interno del Campus di Viale Romania.

Fino a Marzo ci sarà la raccolta di altri prodotti, tra cui ad esempio i broccoli, i finocchi, la verza, i cavolfiori.  Nel prossimo futuro si aprirà la vigna.

Nelle parole del professor Iaione: “Dobbiamo progettare il futuro e liberarci da Facebook e dalle sue relazioni rapide costruendo interazioni offline stabili e durature. Vogliamo essere la forza motrice del cambiamento, non una semplice classe dirigente. Pazienza e costanza sono i nostri tratti distintivi come coltivatori delle relazioni che devono essere sviluppate per far nascere il cambiamento, la collaborazione e la collaborazione”.