Saturday 06 March at the Dopotutto Beer&Food Experience the third session of the co-design lab of the Local Action Plan of the Rome Collaboratory took place.
After a brief presentation of the activities defined during the weekly teamwork meetings, the session started. The participants, divided in groups according to the activities that they are developing, finalized the business plan and identified the stakeholders to be engaged in the sustainable tourism platform.
The Bike Tours group analyzed the documents needed to carry out the operation and discussed the possibility of including in the project an NGO that would provide technical assistance and support for the guides of the bike tours.
The Local Campaign group focused on defining an online and offline communication strategy aimed at promoting a narrative on the Heritage Site. The group also finalized the planning of the Living Memory Exhibition. The Living Memory Exhibition will include a contest of street art, photography, poetry and writing to involve the local creatives active in the district.
The Living Memory Exhibition & Heritage Site group proposed to set up a photographic exhibition in the Tunnel with musical entertainment involving local music networks such us the Popular Initiative Center of Alessandrino (CIP).
The session ended with the planning of the teamworks’ activities for the incoming week
Costa Rica began this 2019 a project of Social Housing in collaboration with
the Ministry of Housing and Human Settlements, and the real estate development
council. The intention of this project is to apply the Co-City methodology in a
collaborative experience between the academic sector, the public sector and
The idea is
born from the previous social housing LabGov approach, following the work
presented at Matera with Federcasa in 2018. In this past encounter in fact a
series of documents
were generated around the idea of the “house as a common” that come to be the
theoretical foundation, among others, of this project in Costa Rica.
The objective of the project is to propose a new Social Housing solution within the framework of an urban regeneration plan that integrates the design of common goods, applies the transect and mega-blocks model, reflecting the new urban values: compactness , participation, 24/7, pedestrian friendly, mixed use, and self-sufficient, in terms of consumption and production of energy, information, goods and services.
is promoted by the academy, under the guidance of the teacher of Urban Design
courses and the Coordinators of Research and Extension of the School of
Architecture at Universidad Latina, as well as those responsible for the
project for the Ministry of Housing and Human Settlements. The work of those
involved will be to follow up on the proposals that will be formulated through
presentations, focus groups, talks and working groups to finally evaluate the
possibility of applying the project.
One of the
main strategies is taking advantage of land management instruments and
international experiences in social housing.
we are going to generate a novel proposal to solve the access to decent housing
for populations in need (elderly, young people, people with disabilities) avoiding
the discrimination that generate projects that are exclusively dedicated to
these users; and thus respond to a new conception of the city, as was proposed
in the New Urban Agenda presented in Habitat III, in Quito in 2016.
it, we propose a strategy so that the buildings offer a % of units for social
housing even being designed for the middle class; this in order to reduce
discrimination and integrate users’ social level and in the urban fabric.
implementation area is located in the center of the capital, San José, in the
south area between the Sabana Metropolitan Park, and near the Pacific Railway Station,
in Víquez Square, developing along a stretch of the railway line in a desolate
area of particular abandonment. This is also due to the fact that originally it
was an area for industrial use that no longer works as such, reason why the
residential areas of south of San José have developed mostly to meet the need
for workers’ residences. Although the blocks of small wooden houses are
characteristic of an era and a social class, the abandonment has strongly
affected this sector causing deterioration of buildings, insecurity and poor
investment in public infrastructure.
challenge to redeem this sector is the image of the neighborhood, the anti-fame
and the current absence of a real group of neighbors, who gradually moved away
from the center. Despite this, the potential of this area is linked to the fact
that it belongs to the historic center of the capital, is a well-served area,
full of buildings that can be recovered, a use of mixed land ranging from
residential, commercial, institutional and industrial past, as well as being
located in one of the main axes of east-west mobility, both in private and
public transport mode.
reason, both from the public sector, and from the private sector, there is an
interest in redeeming the district, as well as intervening throughout the
portion of the railway line between the Metropolitan Park and the square. This
is related to certain public policies that today aim to strengthen the use of
the train as an alternative transport in response to the increase in vehicular
In order to
make a feasible proposal, the students started from the process of the Cheap talk and Mapping directly on site, summing up the perception of the spaces
as the potential of the same with various meetings and surveys. So far, these
first two stages of the “Co-City cycle” process involved more than 15
students, 3 experts in mobility and land management, a deputy minister and
ministerial councilors, 2 university professors and several residents
interviewed during the days (and evenings) of inspection.
the project is in a Practicing phase
with the support of Ministry technicians and the timely intervention of experts
from the private sector – belonging to the chamber of real estate developers,
working on a phase of co-creation of specific proposals of commons (both
intervention, as well as new implementations) and mixed-use building
development (offices, commerce, residential and public use).
It is projected to reach a more mature phase of Prototype of the master plan during the half of the current year, to then put the proposals to the test, in a Testing phase in front of a jury composed of experts in the sector, public, private sector and the civil society of the interested parties. The idea of turning a university course into a research laboratory where new urbanistic and architectural ideas are put to the service of citizenship, is not new in the international experience of LabGov, but what we propose for the first time is to co-design with all the actors involved an innovative project, both on the front of the design as on the legal source, that is to say the feasibility from the executive point of view, which depends on the public institutions and the interest of the companies.
 Monica Bernardi, Christian Iaione,
Chiara Prevete, Home Pooling: Applying co-governance to the housing sector. And
“Analisi empirica dell’innovazione nel finanziamento per le infrastrutture
the date: next Saturday, 9th March we will host the first EDU@LabGov
community gardening session in Luiss Community Garden from 10 am to 12am.
LabGovers will work with recycled materials in order to build a prototype that
they will install in Luiss and in the city of Rome. If you are interested in
following their work, follow our official social network!
the community gardening session, the LabGovers will put into practice what they are learning during the forms in the classroom
therefore it will represent ahead important footstep in the realization of
The assisted gardening is not only a didactic
moment but an activity of practical collaborative among the boundaries of the University
Luiss Guido Carli, that then the students will experiment on the field in the
city of Rome.
Save the date: Sabato 9 marzo si terrà
il primo community gardening della Clinica Urbana EDU@LabGov presso l’#OrtoLuiss
dalle 10:00 alle 12:00.
Durante la sessione di community
gardening i LabGovers, divisi dapprima in quattro gruppi sulle diverse aree di
lavoro, dovranno presentare i dati raccolti nel corso della settimana e
iniziare a dar forma al loro progetto. Inizieranno quindi un laboratorio di
auto-costruzione che, tramite l’utilizzo di materiali riciclati, li porterà a
realizzare un prototipo che installeranno nella città di Roma. Se volete
saperne di più rimanete connessi ai nostri account social ufficiali quel
è mettere in pratica ciò che gli studenti stanno apprendendo durante i moduli
in aula, quindi rappresenterà un importante passo avanti nella realizzazione
della loro idea.
Il gardening assistito non è solo un
momento didattico ma un’attività di pratica collaborativa tra le mura
dell’Università Luiss Guido Carli, che poi gli studenti sperimenteranno sul
campo nella città di Roma.
In fact, among the difficulties faced by the various urban contexts, there is the one concerning poverty.
This article, written after the seminar on 11 October 2018, during the European Week of Regions and Cities, quotes as an example the six cities Barcelona, Birmingham, Lille, Nantes, Pozzuoli, Turin, which participate in the first call for proposals on the theme of urban poverty and which are adopting, with the support of UIA, innovative solutions to tackle this problem.
One of the most interesting aspects that emerges from the article is the one concerning the Public-private-community partnerships. In these particular types of partnership there is a more specific focus on what concerns the local foundation and the local development. In fact, the various target groups have been involved in the projects since the beginning.
A good example of how the Public-private-community partnerships can be particularly effective in combating the poverty is in the Co-city project from Turin where the municipality collaborates in the governance of the Commons with the various local associations and residents through the “Pacts of collaboration “. These are described by Christian Iaione, professor at Luiss Guido Carli and expert of the Co-City project, as “legal tool through which the forms of cooperation between city inhabitants and the City administration address urban poverty through an urban commons-based approach i.e. stimulating collective use, management, ownership of urban assets, services, the way infrastructure is implemented”.
In occasione dei 50 anni dall’approvazione del Decreto Interministeriale 1444/1968, meglio noto come Decreto sugli standard urbanistici, si terrà a Venezia presso il palazzo Badoer il seminario nazionale del SIU (Società Italiana degli Urbanisti), “CINQUANT’ANNI DI STANDARD URBANISTICI (1968-2018)”.
Nel seminario ci sarà occasione di rileggere la norma sugli standard urbanistici in correlazione al tema del welfare urbano, per poter così riflettere su quelle pratiche e discorsi che hanno determinato i suoi enunciati e i ruoli.
Sarà inoltre dibattuto il ruolo che il decreto ha avuto nella edificazione delle città, nel patrimonio di suoli e manufatti pubblici, nel benessere collettivo e nella democratizzazione dello spazio urbano.
Vi sarà poi modo di analizzare la nuova rotta che sta prendendo la società e la città contemporanea nella indagine sperimentale di nuove dimensioni del benessere individuale e collettivo, e di conseguenza come il decreto possa essere considerato ancora attuale e in grado di far fronte alle prorompenti novità, oppure si debba cominciare a pensare a una sua revisione.
Nella due giorni prenderà parte, in rappresentanza di LabGov, la dottoressa Elena De Nictolis, la quale parlerà dei nuovi usi e gestioni delle attrezzature di interesse comune.