RAVELLO LAB 2015: Culture and Creative Industries for the Development of Territories

The European University Centre for Cultural Heritage and Federculture will launch the tenth edition of Ravello Lab , an International Forum, in Ravello (Salerno) from October 22-24, 2015. Ravello Lab involves study, discussion, and proposals on cultural policies for Europe and the Euro-Mediterranean. The ultimate goal is finding proposals and solutions to territorial development policies centered on […]

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The City as a Commons: Social innovation as the Basis for a Commons-Based Urban Welfare

In the early 2000s the Center for Social Innovation at the Stanford Graduate School of Business launched the Stanford Social Innovation Review with the first “Editors’ Note” defining Social Innovation as “the process of inventing, securing support for, and implementing novel solutions to social needs and problems” with a clear manifesto: “dissolving boundaries and brokering […]

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The City as a Commons: Designing and Governing the City as a Common Resource?

The “Open Collaboration Pact between the Municipality of Bologna and Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna” has been agreed! The pact aimes at re-conceiving urban spaces as a common resource for communities. . The Open collaboration pact is the first step in the process (towards) CO-Bologna, the public policy launched by the city during […]

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The City as a Commons: The Collaborative/Sharing Economy as a Basis for a Commons-based economy

The city council of Sao Paulo, South America’s largest metropolis, voted to ban the U.S.-based Uber ride-sharing service late Tuesday. City lawmakers decided 48-1 in favour of banning application-based private car services such as Uber in a preliminary vote[1]. But What are the lessons and forms of innovation that we can learn from this literature […]

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Sharing evolution

The European Union Committee of the Regions, the EU’s Assembly of Regional and Local Representatives, has launched an initiative to open at the EU level the discussion on what is known as “sharing economy” and/or “collaborative economy“. The name itself and the scope is under scrutiny. Several EU institutions are working on similar if not identical subjects, using […]

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