The 4th edition of the Capital Business Forum will take place at Luiss University, room 200 viale Romania 32, Luiss University from June 18th 9am to June 19th 5.30 pm.
The Rome Forum follows the successful events in Beijing (2016 and 2018) at Beijing Normal University and in Washington D.C. (2017) at the American University and offers opportunities to share research and insights on the special business issues in Capital Cities around the world. Discussion topics: • Industry and innovation clusters • Business and industry relationships with government • Smart capital cities • Education, training and skill development
Welcome address Fabiano Schivardi Vice Rector of Research Luiss
Session 1 – Chair: Fabian Homberg Tomasz Mroczkowski – Unrelated diversification in an economic region: the crucial role of innovation capabilities Richard Tee – Innovation Ecosystems Zheng Feihu – R&D allocation paradox and IP protection: China’s new discovery
Session 2 – Chair: Zhang Pingdan Robert Grant – Leadership in Capital Cities: the role of wisdom Christian Iaione – Collaborative city-making: the co-city approach Kase Kimio – Bipolarity Tokyo-Osaka and Madrid-Barcelona
Session 3 – Chair: Richard Tee Li Kun – Corporate Social Responsibility and Company Performance: A Big-Data Study from Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Erran Carmel – Capital Cities, but not business capitals Fang Fang – GDP manipulation and livelihood investment Iftekhar Karim – Entrepreneurship themes around Ethnic Enclave in capital cities
Session 4 – Chair: Erran Carmel Yang Chengyu – How big is the income inequality in China Kathryn Walters-Conte – Science City: US federal government technologies in Washington D.C. foster innovations for startups Yu Jiajie – Corruption and the pattern of trade
Closing remarks: tbc
Conference Chair Fabian Homberg Associate Professor HRM & OB Luiss
Placemaking Week Europe 2019 is Europe’s biggest conference and festival celebrating the impact of placemaking on the urban fabric. From June 12th-15th, roughly 400 placemakers, representing professionals from a variety of disciplines, including politicians, civil servants, developers, big and small companies will be present in La Marina and around the city of Valencia to share best practices, create new knowledge in interactive workshops, focus on accelerating existing and new projects and celebrate the growing contribution of placemaking in creating better cities.
This year Placemaking Week will revolve around five main topics:
After a successful meeting in February, the City Science Initiative meets again in Amsterdam from the 11th to the 12th of June. Cities like Groningen, Paris, Lublin, Warsaw and Hamburg will be hosted by Caroline Nevejan, Chief Science Officer of the City of Amsterdam in order to discuss their strategies. Below some of the challenges this new initiative is trying to tackle:
Governance and finance for City Science
Cities are not only in need of more research on the urban challenges they are facing, they are also in need of a better connection with science and a better understanding of available research. To bridge the gap between research institutions and local government one has to take into account their different needs: where universities insist on independence, local governments prioritize political responsibilities and specific solutions. This also means that definitions of ‘academic excellence’ in universities provide targets which are not directly commensurable with the targets of local government, where academic research is judged by its social impact, which is difficult to measure. Governance also implies financing. Even though both local government and universities are funded by public money, financing happens through differing channels. It is therefore often difficult to find a common ground.
• How can universities be stimulated to maintain definitions of excellence that include social impact?
• How can local governments formally or informally influence research agendas of universities?
Learning and communication between science and policy
Universities and local government make use of differing languages, processes and quality assessments. Therefore it is difficult to come to better cooperation and effective communication is a bottleneck issue. One of the ways to come to better cooperation between science and policy, is to better understand existing best practices. One of the aims of the City Science Initiative is to collect these best practices.
• What best practices exist to improve learning and communication between science and policy that can be used in cities?
• How can learning and communication between science and policy be improved on a structural level?
A need for a new research paradigm on City Science
The City Science Initiative could develop into a Community of Practice of City Science Officers: a community of people sharing experiences from their work practice and developing new knowledge from this cooperation, in a way similar to which scientists form communities of practice. The community of practice can develop a shared language and shared concepts to establish a new research paradigm for urban research: fundamental research across the board, including both social and natural sciences. This fundamental research is aimed at answering questions on the governance of research on the local level: what is the relation between university and the city and how can knowledge and data be shared? At this point, only few researchers are trained to answer these types of questions. This new form of research should be interdisciplinary and aim at urban social impact. City science is distinct in its methodologies, standardization, assessment valorisation and focus on agenda setting and impact.
• What are the necessary ingredients for a new research paradigm for City Science?
• What steps are needed to establish such a research paradigm and to create a community of practice?
These among others are the questions and challenges that will be addressed during the second City Science Initiative Meeting in Amsterdam. Stay tuned for our feedbacks on twitter!
On June 17th, at 17:00pm, a discussion on the theme: “Civic collaboration as the general legal principle for the activities of Public Administration” with the Agenda described hereafter will be held in the Pompeo Room of the Palazzo Spada located Piazza Capo di Ferro 13, Rome. The event will also be the occasion for the presentation of the book by C.Iaione and P.Chirulli intitled “ The Co-City. Urban Law and Public Policy for Common Goods and Urban Regeneration”, Jovene, 2018.
Claudio Rossano (Sapienza Università, Rome)
(Sapienza Università, Rome)
(Luiss Guido Carli and UniMarconi)
Rosanna De Nictolis (Council of State)
(Luiss Guido Carli)
Giovanni Moro (FondaCA and Gregoriana Università, Rome)
(Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata)
(Università degli Studi Suor Orsola Benincasa)
Paolo Stella Richter (Sapienza Università, Rome)
Veronica Nicotra (ANCI)
Organizing Secretary: Christian Iaione (email@example.com) and Staff (firstname.lastname@example.org)
On Sunday May 26th, the Heritour, an event dedicated
to the rediscovery of the beauty of the co-district including -Alessandrino,
Centocelle, Torre Spaccata neighborhoods- took place.
Organized by CooperACTiva in collaboration with Luiss
LabGov, the first event which was initally envisioned to be a bike tour, shifted
into a walking tour due to bad weather conditions. At 10am, the group, equipped
with torches and helmets, was guided by several speleologists from Roma
Sotterranea through the tunnel and its caves which was made accessible thanks
to the cleaning operations carried out by volunteers, on the day preceeding the
At lunch time, in the “In Venadi Vino” wine
bar, the participants enjoyed a pleasant convivial moment, rediscovering the
flavors of the typical local cuisine. In the early afternoon, they could take
part in a treasure hunt, aimed at supporting the fundraising in favor of the
reconstruction of the Cafeteria Library “La Pecora Elettrica”, victim
last April 25th of an incendiary act, was set up by Centocellule.
The activities then continued at Fusolab 2.0 with a
social aperitif, in collaboration with Legambiente. During the aperitif, and thanks
to the presence of “La Scienza Coatta”, Andrea Satta and Paolo Pesce
Nanna, the participants took joy in attending art and music performances. Besides, a charity auction, organized in
collaboration with Africa Sottosopra was put up.
The participants were eventually invited to participate
in the “Quartiere in Movimento” (Moving District) contest, which was
created with the aim of unfolding the patrimonial area of Centocelle,
Alessandrino and Torre Spaccata. It is thought as a means to generate a
narrative that brings out the richness of the tangible and intangible heritage,
and highlights the shared values, beliefs, knowledge and traditions.