Common Home 2024 “Regeneration Now” – May 9th Luiss Guido Carli University

Common Home 2024 “Regeneration Now” – May 9th Luiss Guido Carli University

Common Home 2024 Regeneration Now.

The third edition held on May 9th at Luiss Guido Carli University was a success.

Thanks to Assoholding, Regenerative Marketing Institute, LabGov.City and to all the speakers who made this edition so special!

The First Roundtable at Common Home 2024 was: ‘Planetary Health: One People, One Planet, One Health’.

The speakers coordinated by Massimo Angelini, External Affairs, Corporate Communication & Partnership Director Luiss University:

Maurizio Veloccia, Urban Planning Council;
Silvana Perretta, Professor of Surgery, Université de Strasbourg, IHU-Strasbourg Vice-President;
Maria Rusca, Senior Lecturer in Global Development The University of Manchester, Senior Lecturer in Global Development University of Manchester;
Antonio Gaudioso, Health policy expert;
Christian Iaione, Professor of Law & Policy of Innovation and Co-Director MSc Strategic Management, Innovation & Sustainability.

 

Governance for co-creating sustainable solutions

Governance for co-creating sustainable solutions

by Prof. Lam Wai-Fung and Dr. Vivian H Y Chu, Centre for Civil Society and Governance,

The University of Hong Kong

 

Studying the governance of institutional arrangements for collective action, the literature on commoning and co-creation both build on the premise that local partnerships are important levers for change.  While research on commoning examines the ongoing process of the governance of commons and identifies principles of institutional design for robust governance of commons, research on co-creation focuses more specifically on a form of collaborative governance which facilitates bottom-up innovation.

In many parts of the world, different actors have engaged in co-creation to develop and implement green transition solutions.  The Centre for Civil Society and Governance at the University of Hong Kong has been invited to be a research partner in a collective effort to study co-creation projects from a global comparative perspective led by Roskilde University, called the GOGREEN project.  Alongside research partners from 28 countries, we have traced the impact of different governance factors on the co-creation process and its outputs and outcomes based on the analysis of policy documents, interviews, on-site observations and mini-surveys.

The Centre for Civil Society and Governance contributes a case study examining the co-creation process for the revitalization of Hong Kong’s Northeastern New Territories (NENT) spanning a ten-year period (2013-2023).  The most important governance factors for the co-creation process identified in this case were inclusion and empowerment, interdependence between the various stakeholders and facilitative leadership that was played by different representative figures.

In relation to the Centre’s research on co-creation, a seminar titled “Leadership and Governance for Co-creating Sustainable Solutions” was organized in March featuring Professor Rosemary O’Leary from University of Kansas, Professor Jacob Torfing and Professor Eva Sørensen, both lead researchers of the GOGREEN project from Roskilde University.

 

A seminar on “Leadership and Governance for Co-creating Sustainable Solutions” was held at The University of Hong Kong on 22nd March.

 

As the first speaker, Professor Torfing opened with the importance of robust governance for co-creation to address ‘super-wicked’ problems.  Professor Sørensen then shared her research on interactive leadership, arguing for the need to understand the influence of political culture on political leadership styles.  This is followed by Professor O’Leary’s presentation of her findings on why local government managers collaborate and the common personal attributes of those who do.

Professor Lam Wai-Fung, Director of Centre for Civil Society and Governance, moderated an inspiring panel discussion between the speakers and discussants.

 

Professor He Shenjing and Professor Andrew Wong, from the University of Hong Kong were inspired by the presentations and shared the challenges they have identified in governing co-creation initiatives and for government managers to work across organizational boundaries in the local context.  The case study of collaborative rural revitalization in Hong Kong was also discussed as an example of how some of these challenges could be overcome by different actors assuming leadership roles at different stages of the co-creation process.

 

Professor Rosemary O’Leary, Professor Jacob Torfing and Professor Eva Sørensen visited Lai Chi Wo village in Hong Kong which was heavily featured in the collaborative rural revitalisation case study in the GOGREEN project.

COMMON HOME “REGENERATION NOW” – Save the Date – May 9th, 2024

COMMON HOME “REGENERATION NOW” – Save the Date – May 9th, 2024

 

The Third Edition of Common Home “Regeneration Now”.

An initiative guided by the principles of innovation economics for sustainability and regenerative thinking, established by AssoholdingLabGov ETS, and Regenerative Marketing Institute, aims to foster prosperous futures for local communities and advocate for new paradigms of sustainable development on a global scale.

On May 9th, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Luiss Guido Carli University – “The Dome” in Viale Romania 32, Rome, our third annual event will take place. The day will consist of keynote speeches, panel discussions, and startup presentations addressing the challenges and opportunities of technological and ecological transitions.

During the event, there will be a session titled “Planetary Health: One Planet, One People, One Health” curated and coordinated by Professor Christian Iaione.

Visit the link to register and to discover the full program of the event.

Common Home 2024

‘SOCIAL IMPACT FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE’. An exploration of City Science and the new ESG/CSRD frameworks for evidence-based investments in local policymaking.

‘SOCIAL IMPACT FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE’. An exploration of City Science and the new ESG/CSRD frameworks for evidence-based investments in local policymaking.

After the “CSI-ESG/CSRD for Cities Launch 2024”, held on March 19th and 20th in Brussels, the final report ‘Social Impact for Climate Justice’ has been published.

Building upon the new EU legislation for the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) that is effective as of 1 January 2024, and building upon the new Environmental Social Governance framework (ESG) introduced by the World Economic Forum of Davos for the financial sector in 2019, this report offers cities and regions new avenues for collaboration between the public, private and civic sectors. Given the many intertwined crises humanity and the planet are facing, vulnerable communities require support and these new frameworks may contribute to such an effort.

CSRD/ESG frameworks demand that companies not only offer transparency of financial information in their annual report but also show the ecological footprint and social impact they have. Eventually, CSRD/ESG will create a new sustainable dynamic among companies, which can help to achieve more social and sustainable impact in cities and regions.

This report investigates how local democratic bodies of governance, like a municipality, a regional office or a waterboard, can facilitate these new opportunities for social impact collaboration.

Here the report ‘Social Impact for Climate Justice’:

https://openresearch.amsterdam/nl/page/107704/social-impact-for-climate-justice-an-exploration-of-esg-csrd-for

 

Research seminar of LDIS/LABGOV R&I COMMUNITY, led by Professor Christian Iaione. April 8th, 2024

Research seminar of LDIS/LABGOV R&I COMMUNITY, led by Professor Christian Iaione. April 8th, 2024

The latest research seminar, held on April 8th, featured an excellent presentation by Anna Berti Suman, a research fellow in Sustainable Innovation Law (Luiss Guido Carli University).

The presentation was followed by an engaging discussion with the participants regarding her ongoing research project titled “From gap to opportunity: regulatory voids as spaces for experimentation and innovation in the field of environmental sustainability”.

This project is based on the experience of the AWARE project (Aquaponics from WAstewater REclamation), funded by the EU Horizon program and launched in 2022, which promotes innovation in aquaculture through pilot projects across Europe.