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Building Affordable Futures: The Role of Plank Road Community Land Bank and Trust

  Urban affordability is an issue cities all over the world grapple with. Emerging from first the foreclosure crisis in 2008 and now COVID-19, many cities are facing an ongoing and more severe problem: the lack of quality affordable housing. Compounded by...

The Sunrise of Water Era: Innovating governance towards sustainable water management

By Marijana Krstić   Water shapes every facet of our world: it is essential part of life we use daily - life giving, and sometimes a brutal force of nature - contested and destructive. As a shared resource, it could both unite and divide us. Management of this...


BLOCKCHAIN AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION An opportunity or a risk? By Leonardo Ortenzi    Introduction The following article is intended to illustrate and analyze the main argument of the Blockchain Technology, focusing on making an examination of this technology...

Paving the Way for a Sustainable Energy Future: Insights from Cameroon, Ghana, and Nigeria

In a world grappling with the challenges of climate change and energy sustainability, it is imperative for nations to reassess their energy strategies. The thesis, titled "Critical Analysis of the Future of Energy Sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Just Energy...

The Law on Nature Restoration: An Innovative Stride Towards Environmental Regeneration

The Law on Nature Restoration originates from an extensive consultative phase between the European Commission and various stakeholders, following the publication of the European Biodiversity Strategy 2030 in 2021. The preceding strategy had achieved modest results: a...

The Plank Road Community Land Bank and Trust is developed by Prof @SheilaRFoster & Clayton Gillette with Project Manager Manny Patole and focuses on #cocreation and #cogovernance of local community assets to facilitate community-driven economic development https://labgov.city/theurbanmedialab/building-affordable-futures-the-role-of-plank-road-community-land-bank-and-trust/

Professor @chrisiaio at “𝐒𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐒𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐭𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐄𝐮𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐧 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐀𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐬 - 𝐂𝐫𝐨𝐬𝐬-𝐀𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐮𝐦 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑”, at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, as a representative of the @eu_engage

𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐛𝐲 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐞𝐭
Monday, November 6, 5:00 p.m. at Aula 203,
@UniLUISS, Viale Romania 32.
Keynote speaker @BenkiPiyako, introduced by @ProfPrencipe
Interventions from @anto_gaudioso and @rafbarb

🔗This article on the topic of #Blockchain analyzes opportunities and risks that this new technology could generate, applied to the field of #PublicAdministration

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Recent Publications & Projects

The Co-City Design Principles

The Co-city approach has been formulated at this stage considering the various developmental phases it has been through in each chapter and the cases that have been analyzed in different cities. The most recent chapter dubbed Urban Co-governance illustrated the 5P’s...


  Background: climate emergency and energy transition   Climate change plagues the earth system, the anthropogenic activity of the inordinate use of fossil fuels in industrial supply chains, commercial activities and the energy sector is the main cause of...

Urban Co-Governance

As the previous chapter exposed us to the policies and regulatory instruments to enhance the city collectively and provided clear examples of cities that have learned from the Reggio Emilia Regulation which also brought forth Co-Bologna, this chapter seeks to build...

The City as a Commons

This chapter looks at how public policies have developed in a few places that allow both public and private players to jointly or cooperatively generate and then manage shared urban resources across the city. It gives varying definitions of collaboration and how much...

The Urban Commons

The second chapter of the Co-city book is initiated by recalling Elinor Ostrom’s revolutionary studies of natural resource commons (Ostrom 1990), posing the question: Are there groups of residents and/or resource users who are willing and able to organize themselves,...

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“Politics and Institutions between Transformation and Reforms”, the IV Annual Conference of Icon-S Italia. 13-14 Oct. 2023

“Politics and Institutions between Transformation and Reforms”, the IV Annual Conference of Icon-S Italia. 13-14 Oct. 2023

  “𝐖𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐖𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐁𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐞: 𝐒𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐈𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧, 𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞-𝐁𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐒𝐨𝐥𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬, 𝐋𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐥 𝐒𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐞𝐬, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐂𝐨-𝐆𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐎𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐖𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐒𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐲”, the panel chaired by Giacinto della Cananea, on which we discussed this morning during the Fourth Annual Conference of...

Bridging the gap between theory and practice in urban co-governance

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