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LabGov presenting the evaluation of the Bologna Regulation at Georgetown University at the “Celebrating Commons Scholarship” Conference
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The Urban Media Lab is back to analyze the sharing economy platforms’ panorama. The scientific and public debate, in particular around the topic of the short-term rental’s impacts on urban contexts, is indeed becoming hot. Home sharing platforms are more and more...
Nowadays, more and more urban experts are questioning the utopian future of smart, intelligent and data-driven cities. As reported by The New York Times editorial board, issues like the role of technology in everyday life, the influence of tech companies and the...
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Urban Journalism Institute
The Urban Journalism Institute
is a platform promoting urban journalism to impact on the current conversation about cities as a tool for sustainable development. The Institute aggregates journalists, communicators, experts and policy makers to share knowledge, debate and deepen urban topics, and assists regional, national and local governments, NGOs, and foundations in the communication of urban strategies and projects on the field. The Urban Journalism Institute is founded and directed by Simone d’Antonio and Alessandra Pirera in partnership with UN-Habitat and LabGov.
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.