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Smart and Sustainable Mobility. A multi-layered governance strategy

 The story behind pollution  The modern world requires speed, adaptability, and precision. All these three adjectives are not meant to be a statement for people, they are more suitable for a car advertisement. From the beginning, starting with Ford Model T by Henry...

Degrowth & fashion: future allies or eternal enemies?

Degrowth is a social movement, a political debate, and an academic field of research. “An equitable reduction in production and consumption that increases human well-being and improves ecological conditions at the local and global level, in the short and long term” as...

Urban Food Systems: a challenge to holistic approaches?

Manfredi Valeriani   The complexity of the world we live in requires more and more encompassing approaches towards the problems that societies face across the globe. New conceptualizations of development and sustainability have been created in the past based on...

Shaping Tomorrow: The Implications of Artificial Intelligence on Creative Industries and Beyond

Author: Viktoriya Pisotska, PhD   In recent times, the conversation surrounding the influence of digital technologies on creative industries has gained momentum, emphasizing the significance of digital platforms and the emergence of digital ownership via NFTs...

The Nordic Waste scandal

The Nordic Waste scandal has brought attention to the environmental hazards posed by a massive landslide that occurred at one of its facilities in Ølst, Denmark, last December. In December 2023, a thunderstorm caused a massive landslide at one of Nordic Waste's...

🌍🚗 Smart and Sustainable Mobility: The Key to Happy Cities! 🚴‍♂️🚉

Read more about how we can transform our urban future! 🚀

#SustainableMobility #SmartCity #GreenLiving #Governance #HappyCities #SmartMobility #Innovation #Sustainability

🗓️Save the date - Tomorrow, June 4, 2024, Villa Altieri – Rome:

"Enterprising Communities. People and Places of Regeneration in Rome. The Experience of Neighborhood Laboratories."

#SantaMariadellaPietà #RomaCapitale #IntegratedUrbanPlan #LuissGuidoCarli

Postdoc Fellowship - Luiss Guido Carli University

Area of Juridical Sciences within the framework of the scientific disciplines IUS/20 - Philosophy of law: “Science with and for society”.

Deadline: June 17, 2024 - 2 pm (CEST)

😎Are you ready for the Third Edition of Common Home “Regeneration Now”?

The most important event in Italy to discuss #Sustainability, #Innovation, #Energy, #ClimateChange, #CivilRights, #Diversity & #Inclusion is back.

🗓️May 9th - @UniLUISS 👇

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The Regulation on Democracy and Urban and Climate Justice in Reggio Emilia

The Regulation on Democracy and Urban and Climate Justice in Reggio Emilia unifies in a single text the values and methods to ensure participation and collaboration among urban innovators from different categories, according to the quintuple helix paradigm in the...

New Review of the Co-Cities Book in the Journal of Design and Culture (Taylor & Francis) by Jacob DeGeal

Check out the review of the Co-Cities Book by Sheila Foster and Christian Iaione (The MIT Press) in the Journal of Design and Culture (Taylor & Francis) by Jacob DeGeal.   Click here:...

Interview with Sheila Foster for Nature Cities on “New Inroads for Community-Centric Placemaking”

  Sheila Foster and Christian Iaione’s great work with LabGov.City, was also featured in Nature Cities magazine, through an interview with Sheila Foster for the article on “New Inroads for Community-Centric Placemaking,” conducted by Anneliese (Lisa) Palmer. “As...

Energy Award Winner 2023 – Co-Cities Book awarded in the category of Best Book about the ‘Commons’

Each year, the The American Energy Society spotlights the most extraordinary contributions to energy and sustainability. We are thrilled to announce that among the winners of the Energy Awards 2023 is the book “Co-Cities: Innovative Transitions toward Just and...

“Law and Society” n°4-2022

  Discover in the fourth issue of “Law and Society” in 2022 the crucial role of cities in the fight against climate change, responsible for 72% of global greenhouse gas emissions. The European Union responds to this emergency with the mission “100 Climate-Neutral...

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