The LabGov Harlem project is focused on improving access to fast, high quality digital resources, notably including broadband internet, to neighborhoods in Harlem where such access remains lacking. The project will be an example of a constructed commons, bringing...
This week we deal with Tactical Urbanism (TU), a methodology, urban approach, and movement which promotes low cost, small scale, collaboratively-led interventions. In Miami, when Tony Garcia, architect, speaker, writer, and advocate in the field of pedestrian and...
Yesterday, LabGov Rome team coordinated the second co-planning session of the Rome Collaboratory at the @Area Camper! After a first detailed presentation of the Open Heritage Project, the participants were divided in three groups to work on the activities that they...
At 5 p.m on Thursday 21rst of March, at the Area Camper L.G.P (via Casilina, 700 in Rome), will be held Rome Collaboratory's second co-planning session. Rome Collaboratory is one of the 6 working fields to experiment sustainable models for the revalorization of...
The book explains the Heptagon Method, a seven-step framework that helps one take big ideas from ideology to action. It instructs how one can motivate its allies to become advocates for its cause. According to the author -self-described as a strategist, life...
Workshop The third workshop of the Urban Clinic EDU@LabGov 2019 took place on Friday the 15th of March into the Viale Romania Campus of LUISS University. The workshop has inaugurated the start of the third module of the course. The module was dedicated to “Urban Law...
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Urban Journalism Institute
The Urban Journalism Institute
The Urban Journalism Institute is a platform incubated by LabGov.City to promote urban journalism as a tool to put forms of sustainable and inclusive development at the center of the current conversation on cities and their governance. The Institute aggregates journalists, communicators, experts and policymakers to share knowledge about, and debate on urban topics, as well as assist regional, national and local governments, NGOs, and foundations in the communication of urban strategies and projects on the field.
The Urban Journalism Institute is co-directed by Simone d’Antonio and Alessandra Pirera in partnership with UN-Habitat and other LabGov.City partners such as Luiss University and Georgetown University.
What we do?
• Trainings for journalists, communicators s and press officers
• High-level dialogues with editors
• Management of urban communications
• Media monitoring and networking
• Urban reportages and portfolios
• Media tours
Changing the conversation about cities
Cities are the places where most of the challenges of our time are converging. Innovative solutions and experiences of urban governance and economy shared and discussed in a multilevel dimension can be influential in changing the approach to cities in national and local contexts worldwide.
Media have a decisive role in promoting urban debates at all levels. While they cover urgent contemporary trends, sharing news about economic crisis, refugees and migrants’ emergencies, women struggles, or natural disasters, they are talking about how cities are planned, managed and lived.
Exploring new communications tools to develop meaningful urban storytelling will contribute to spread new narratives about cities able to foster active participation of citizens and to push innovative social, economic and environmental urban policies. In this sense, cities are becoming the testing ground also to stimulate a more civic and substantive engagement of media in sustainable development processes at local and global level.