Towards Community Welfare – The economic issue in the public-private partnership

Towards Community Welfare – The economic issue in the public-private partnership

Urbinclusion Local Support Group. Towards the community welfare. The economic question in the public-private partnership: regulation, responsibility, governance.

A workshop of the Local Support Group of the Urbact Network Urbinclusion takes place today, Tuesday 10 July 2018, from 3.30 to 6.00 pm. The workshop will be held at Corso Castelfidardo 30 in Turin.

Institutional greetings by Marco Giusta and Paola Pisano will open the day. Then, the URBinclusion Implementation Plan – LSG will be presented by the Special Project, Innovation, Smart City, the European funds of the City of Turin. This will be followed by the presentation of the UIA Co-City Project by the AxTO Project Service, Beni Comuni, Periferie of the City of Turin.

The interventions section will follow: S & T and SocialFare will talk about “Economic models applied to public-private partnerships in the case of community welfare projects”. Subsequently, a representative of the Neighborhood Houses Network of Turin on “The management of economic activities: opportunities and constraints”. Finally, Alessandra Quarta, a researcher of the Department of Law of the University of Turin will make an intervention on the “Legal and governance aspects in the forms of public-private collaboration, from the grant to the collaboration agreements”.

The second part of the event consists in a Roundtable on the issue “What governance?”. The roundtable is composed by representatives of the institutional and civic actors participating in the Urbinclusion network and are now active in the implementation of the UIA Co-City Project. Both policy programs are funded by the EU and aimed at promoting social and economic inclusion in the City’s outskirts and are facing the related economic sustainability challenges.

Progetto Speciale, Innovazione, Smart City, fondi europei della Città di Torino; Servizio Progetto AxTO, Beni Comuni, Periferie della Città di Torino, Valter Cavallaro, Gianni Ferrero; Servizio Area Patrimonio della Città di Torino; Servizio Area Partecipazioni Comunali della Città di Torino; Attori del tavolo Azioni collettive del progetto Boostinno; Compagnia di San Paolo; UIA Expert, Christian Iaione; ANCI, Simone D’Antonio; Beneficiari di Co.City (tipologia A e B); Unito- Dipartimento di Informatica, Guido Boella; Città Metropolitana, Claudia Fassero. Moderatori: Fabrizio Barbiero (Città di Torino) e Matteo Tabasso (SiTI)

 

 

Urbinclusion Local Support Group. Verso il welfare di Comunità. La questione economica nella partnership pubblico-privato: normativa, responsabilità, governance.

Si svolge oggi,  martedì 10 luglio 2018 dalle ore 15.30 alle 18.00 il workshop del Local Support Group del Network Urbact Urbinclusion. Il workshop si terrà presso Corso Castelfidardo 30 a Torino. 

Dopo i saluti istituzionali a cura dell’Assessore Marco Giusta e Paola Pisano, sarà presentato l’ URBinclusion Implementation Plan -LSG a cura del Progetto Speciale, Innovazione, Smart City, fondi europei della Città di Torino. Seguirà la presentazione del Progetto UIA Co-City Torino a cura del Servizio Progetto AxTO, Beni Comuni, Periferie della Città di Torino.

Seguirà la sezione degli interventi: S&T e SocialFare parleranno dei “Modelli economici applicati a partnership pubblico-private nel caso di progetti di welfare di comunità”. Successivamente, un rappresentante della Rete delle Case del Quartiere su “La gestione delle attività economiche: opportunità e vincoli”. Infine, la ricercatrice del Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza UniTo farà un intervento sugli “Aspetti giuridici e di governance nelle forme di collaborazione pubblico-privato, dalla concessione ai patti di collaborazione”.

La seconda parte della giornata prevede una tavola rotonda: Quale governance?

Alla tavola rotonda parteciperanno rappresentanti di realtà civiche e istituzionali impegnate in Urbinclusion e adesso nel progetto Co-City Torino, entrambi finanziati dall’Unione Europea ed entrambi focalizzati sulla promozione dell’inclusione sociale ed economica nelle periferie della città di Torino: Progetto Speciale, Innovazione, Smart City, fondi europei della Città di Torino; Servizio Progetto AxTO, Beni Comuni, Periferie della Città di Torino, Valter Cavallaro, Gianni Ferrero; Servizio Area Patrimonio della Città di Torino; Servizio Area Partecipazioni Comunali della Città di Torino; Attori del tavolo Azioni collettive del progetto Boostinno; Compagnia di San Paolo; UIA Expert, Christian Iaione; ANCI, Simone D’Antonio; Beneficiari di Co.City (tipologia A e B); Unito- Dipartimento di Informatica, Guido Boella; Città Metropolitana, Claudia Fassero. Moderatori: Fabrizio Barbiero (Città di Torino) e Matteo Tabasso (SiTI).

Save the Date: ultimo modulo di EDU@LabGov 2017/2018

Save the Date: ultimo modulo di EDU@LabGov 2017/2018

Nella giornata del 20 aprile, dalle ore 16:00 alle ore 19:00, si terrà il workshop conclusivo del Laboratorio della clinica urbana EDU@LabGov di questo anno: tanti saranno gli ospiti e tante le idee in circolazione. L’incontro sarà strutturato seguendo le modalità di svolgimento di un BarCamp, ovvero di una conferenza non conferenza, durante la quale prenderanno la parola diversi attori per alimentare un dibattito sui temi attualissimi dell’impresa di comunità e dell’agricoltura urbana.

La prima parte dell’incontro sarà dedicata all’analisi del concetto di impresa di comunità e del settore comunità in Italia, attraverso una comparazione con il mondo anglosassone, a partire dalla presentazione dell’ebook “Local Italy. I domini del settore comunità in Italia”, redatto dal dott. Luca Tricarico in collaborazione con il dott. Flaviano Zandonai ed edito dalla Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli.

Successivamente, l’attenzione si sposterà sul tema dell’agricoltura urbana e di come gli orti urbani di comunità possano trasformarsi in forme embrionali di imprese di comunità. Per fare ciò abbiamo invitato le associazioni che gestiscono orti urbani nella città di Roma come l’Associazione Orti Urbani Tre Fontane, l’Associazione “Vivere in” ONLUS di Casal Brunori, l’Associazione “100 e a capo”, l’Associazione Valerio Daniel De Simoni e importanti esperti nel settore tra i quali

  • Claudio Bordi, coordinatore del progetto europeo URBACT RURAL di Roma Capitale e Risorse per Roma sugli orti urbani,
  • la prof.ssa Alessandra Battisti dell’Università La Sapienza di Roma, che ha portato avanti un progetto simile a Bastogi,
  • la dott.ssa Barbara Invernizzi, agronomo e paesaggista ideatrice di SFIDE, il progetto sugli orti nel carcere di Rebibbia,
  • Patrizia Tomasich e Anna Codazzi di EXPLORA – Il Museo dei Bambini di Roma, che sta lanciando un progetto dedicato agli orti didattici,
  • la dott.ssa Brunella Bonito, Responsabile dell’Ufficio Studi e Valutazione della Luiss Guido Carli, che sta curando la valutazione d’impatto dell’Orto LUISS.

L’incontro è volto a costruire una progettualità più ampia attorno a queste buone pratiche al fine di promuovere lo sviluppo urbano sostenibile e nuovi modelli di governance e di economia.

La chiusura dei lavori di questo ultimo modulo avverrà con il co-working del sabato.

Ne vedremo delle belle!

 

Ostrom in the City of Naples: the case of the sleeping giants

Ostrom in the City of Naples: the case of the sleeping giants

A discussion about Principles and Practices for Urban Commons Law and Regeneration in the framework of URBACT 2nd Chance Network

Today, 19 April 2018, LabGov will participate to the Final Event of the URBACT 2nd Chance – Waking up the “sleeping giants” project in Naples.

The URBACT 2nd Chance project aim at defining actions, strategies and ideas for the reactivation vacant large buildings and building complexes that are in decay, derelict and losing their original purpose, through a participatory urban governance approach, in order to awake their potential to provide space for needed functions in the city and to support a sustainable city and neighbourhood development.

The project created a large European Network of Local group members, local authorities and urban partners that tested and applied, in the last 3 years, a new collaborative approach resulted in the Integrated Action Plans of the 11 cities of Europe that will be presented and discussed with a wider audience of urban professionals, decision-and change-makers from 18 to 20 April in Naples.

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In this framework, Professor Christian Iaione, LabGov Faculty Director and URBACT Expert, will contribute to the discussion by sharing concepts, methodology and experiences of urban governance and economy based on years of researches and practices of applying and adapting Elinor Ostrom principles of collaborative management for economic and environmental sustainability to commons in urban contexts.

Ostrom in the City: Design Principles and Practices for the Urban Commons

The integrated and participatory urban renewal strategies experienced by the URBACT 2nd Chance projects involving cooperatives, builders’ groups, associations or foundations as well as self-organised citizens and communities to give new social and ecological sustainability to vacant large buildings are in line with the thinking and experimentation of LabGov that to achieve social, economic and institutional regeneration of urban areas, it is necessary to experiment “urban co-governance“, according to which public authorities shall enable the collective action of city inhabitants and invest on the creation of collaborative partnerships with and/or between city inhabitants, knowledge institutions, NGOs and businesses.

LabGov will be thus in the event in Naples looking forward to get new inputs, to share knowledge and best practices and to network with active urban actors from all Europe.

More info about the event here:

URBACT Local Group 13th meeting for the ex Military Hospital

URBACT Local Group 13th meeting for the ex Military Hospital

On January 19th, the 13th meeting of the URBACT Local Group will take place in Naples, at the Complesso Santa Trinità delle Monache (ex Military Hospital), from 2.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m..

The meeting will aim at discussing about the most appropriate management models at various levels: it will deal with the detection of the best management model for the S.S. Trinità delle Monache  Complex to be proposed to the Administration; furthermore, it will be a chance to  discuss about the identification of the different useful tools for the implementation or management of specific actions pursuant to the Local Action Plan (as public – private partnerships, programme agreements, public calls for tender and more over).

 

Professor Christian Iaione will give a speech about these issues at 3.15 p.m., named “Le città tra autogestioni e co-gestioni dei beni collettivi. Modelli e prospettive“, comparing and bearing in mind innovative experiments carried out in Italy and abroad.

 

The complete programme can be consulted here.

 


Domani, venerdì 19 gennaio, si terrà presso il Complesso Santa Trinità delle Monache il 13° incontro dell’URBACT Local Group. Il Professor Christian Iaione discuterà sui possibili modelli di gestione per l’ex Ospedale Militare, tenendo conto delle varie sperimentazioni innovative portate avanti in Italia e all’estero.

Good Practice in Genoa: a step forward the experimentation of sharing economy

Good Practice in Genoa: a step forward the experimentation of sharing economy

Last June 9th 2017 the City of Genoa freely undersigned an agreement on the Tourists Tax with Airbnb Ireland, the famous platform that connects people having extra space to rent (i.e. Hosts) with people (i.e. Guests) who need it for a short-term accommodation (i.e. Listing).

The agreement introduces a participatory model for the management of resources coming from the tax. This experience makes Genoa an unique example in Italy of effective collaboration and dialogue with a platform, promoted in absence of any statutory requirement.

This policy has been recognized as a “Good Practice” by the European program Urbact: namely, it has been the only one selected among 270 projects coming from 219 cities of 29 European Countries.

Genoa represents a pioneering model for the other European cities in terms of sustainable urban development in the tourist sector, one of the main source of income for the whole Region.

It is currently managing – as the Lead partner – the “Interactive Cities” network, which explores the impact of digital tools on governance, and the way digital, social media and user generated content can improve it.

In this perspective, the agreement itself may be considered the last step of a longer participatory path, started in 2016 with a partnership at regional level.

Indeed, Airbnb started working with the Region and communities last year; their collaboration were focused on the creation of appropriate policies aimed to promote responsible tourism and home sharing rules.

The partnership was one of the initiatives included in the Pact for the Strategic Development of Tourism (Patto per lo sviluppo strategico del turismo).

It aimed to:

  • Educate hosts on local home sharing rules;
  • Create an open and transparent community;
  • Promote the Region as a destination for tourism.

The agreement recently signed by the City of Genoa is aligned with the objectives pursued at regional level. It concerns a pragmatic method for the implementation, collection and remittance of the Tourists Tax, by the Platform on its behalf (pursuant to Article 1, “The Platform accepts that the municipal Tourists tax for overnight stays owed by the Guests for overnight stays in Listings that are booked on the Platform, will be collected by the Platform and reimmitted to the Municipality on behalf of the Hosts”).

It will in be in force experimentally for a year, since August 1st 2017, and it will allow to regulate a fundamental sector of the local economy.

In detail, it is made up of 13 articles. The content could be divided into three main headings:

  • Method for the management of the Tourists Tax;
  • Parties obligations;
  • Penalties and breach of contract.

The Platform will inform its registered Hosts about its new role. It will consequently include in its Terms of Service a provision about the collection and remittance of the Tax by the Platform on their behalf.

The Agreement provides powers of audit and check for the Municipality of Genoa, related to data disclosure too. In this case, the Municipality will have both a general access to anonymized data and also, on a case by case basis, a limited access to individual account details, in order to verify the effective collection of the Tax by the Platform.

Airbnb initiatives have also turned to other Italian cities (City of Florence, Rome prefecture), as well as it agreed to enforce rental limits in other two key European markets, such as London and Amsterdam.

These cases represents a different approach of the home-sharing company, despite of many other Silicon Valley ones: it may be due to avoid the risk of crashing down on the use of the service, because of policymakers restrictions.

Recently, the Platform has published a report about the economic impact of the community in Italy in 2016, which boosted about € 4.1 billion.

About Genoa experience:

  • There were 1100 active Host-users;
  • Each Host rented his own space for 39 nights per year, earning around €2700;
  • 57000 Guests booked an Airbnb accommodation, with an increase of demand by 70% over the previous year.

The development of home-sharing in Genoa produced better economic and environmental impacts compared to traditional accommodation.

Nevertheless, researchers at the Ladest Institute of the University of Siena (Ladest) have been monitoring for two years the community activity in thirteen Italian cities: Bari, Bologna, Catania, Florence, Genoa, Matera, Milan, Naples, Rome, Siena, Turin, Venice and Verona.

The study has calculated unbalances and significant incoming differences among Hosts operating in the same City: accommodations placed close the historic centre are most in demand.

The research group has proved that earnings are concentrated in the hands of a few people.

This study group could be useful to reflect upon the reactions generated by the implementation of the Tourist Tax: since it is not a graduated progressive tax, it could discourage Hosts with a few yearly incoming, who could reduce or give up their home-sharing assets.

Furthermore, there could be a risk of distorting the original purpose of the Platform, switching from sharing to a real business model.

The next experimentation could reduce and dispel doubts and it would be possible analyze reactions coming from Hosts, Guests and the Municipality.



Il 9 giugno 2017 Genova ha siglato un accordo con Airbnb Ireland sulla Tourist Tax, introducendo un modello partecipativo per la gestione delle risorse provenienti dalla tassa. La policy è stata riconosciuta come “Good Practice” dal programma europeo Urbact.