THE CITY AS A COMMONS

reconceiving urban space, common goods and city governance

#urbancommons #cocities

How can city squares, urban green spaces, cultural heritage, abandoned buildings, roads and other urban infrastructure, services or other resources and goods be governed as commons?

Can cities be conceived as institutions for collective action and therefore run as commons?

Inspired by the recently implemented Bologna Regulation on Collaboration for the Care and Regeneration of the Urban Commons, as well as by other commons-based experiments in cities around Italy by the LabGov project (e.g. Co-Mantova, Co-Battipaglia and Co-Palermo), the 1st IASC Thematic Conference on the Urban Commons will bring together leading scholars, researchers, policymakers, practitioners and social innovators to take stock of the developments in the interdisciplinary study of the urban commons and related questions of urban governance.

Although the urban commons has increasingly appeared as a topic of scholarly inquiry, there has yet to be sustained attention to the research questions, methodologies, and disciplinary approaches necessary to more fully conceptualize and develop the idea of the “urban commons” and the new challenges and facets it introduces into the ongoing study of the commons in diverse fields.

The conference will seek to better understand the idea of urban commons at different scales, under what circumstances and contexts urban commons emerge, what contributes to their durability and effectiveness, and what undermines them. The conference will stress the importance of an “urban commons narrative” for urban infrastructure, urban welfare, and urban development. Additionally, the conference will focus on questions of urban governance and will explore different frameworks for governing common urban resources, and the city, in a collaborative manner. The conference will highlight six thematic questions, which are:

Conference Tracks

Mapping the Urban Commons

Mapping the Urban Commons

The Urban Commons and Democratic Innovation

The Urban Commons and Democratic Innovation

The Collaborative Sharing Economy as the Basis for a Commons-Based Urban Economy

The Collaborative Sharing Economy as the Basis for a Commons-Based Urban Economy

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

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

Designing and Governing the City as a Commons

Designing and Governing the City as a Commons


Opificio Golinelli

Via Paolo Nanni Costa 14,

40133 Bologna

Conference Registration

5th of November

You can accredit from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM at Urban Center, in Piazza Nettuno – 3 – second floor

6th – 7th of November

You can accredit from 8.30 AM to 10.30 AM directly at the venue in Opificio Golinelli.

Important deadlines for paper presenters and for auditors

10TH AUGUST 2015

Abstracts had to be submitted for any of the six thematic tracks described above. The abstracts shall consist of a 500 word maximum description of the research or paper and its originality or value for urban commons studies

15TH SEPTEMBER 2015

All submissions have been reviewed by an international review committee on the basis of scientific quality, relevance to the conference themes and originality. Abstracts acceptance have been announced by September 15th, 2015

13TH OCTOBER 2015

Presenters must confirm attendance by registering and paying the conference fee through the conference website. Papers presenters should register here.

25TH OCTOBER 2015

Auditors should register on this form.

25TH OCTOBER 2015

Papers draft should be submitted by October 25th, 2015

PARTICIPATION SUPPORT

Conference organizers are undertaking all efforts to ensure funding to support non-OECD participants and low-income OECD participants. If you need support please fill in this form.

  Conference International Committee

 Conference Co-Chairs

Sheila Foster

Sheila Foster

Fordham University School of Law

(LabGov – USA)

Christian Iaione

Christian Iaione

UniMarconi and LUISS Guido Carli,

(LabGov – Italy/Europe)

International Scientific Review Committee

Tine De Moor

Tine De Moor

Universiteit Utrecht

(IASC – Netherlands)

Christian Borch

Christian Borch

Copenhagen Business School

(Denmark)

Richard Burdett

Richard Burdett

London School of Economics

(UK)

Leonardo Morlino

Leonardo Morlino

LUISS Guido Carli

(IPSA, ECPR – Italy)

Markus Kip

Markus Kip

Humboldt-Universität

(Georg Simmel Centre for Metropolitan Studies – Germany)

Antonio Calafati

Antonio Calafati

GSSI International Doctoral Programme in Urban Studies,

(GSSI – Italy)

Insa Theesfeld

Insa Theesfeld

Martin-Luther-Universität

(IASC – Germany)

Paola Cannavò

Paola Cannavò

Università della Calabria

(LabGov – Italy)

Juliet Schor

Juliet Schor

Boston College

(MacArthur Foundation - USA)

Marco Meneguzzo

Marco Meneguzzo

Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata

(Italy)

Emiliana De Blasio

Emiliana De Blasio

LUISS Giudo Carli

(Italy)

Eduardo Staszowski

Eduardo Staszowski

Parsons DESIS Lab - The New School

(USA)

Mary Dellenbaugh

Mary Dellenbaugh

Humboldt-Universität

(Georg Simmel Centre for Metropolitan Studies – Germany)

Ivana Pais

Ivana Pais

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

(Sharitaly – Italy)

Michele Sorice

Michele Sorice

LUISS Giudo Carli

(Italy)

Daniela Selloni

Daniela Selloni

Politecnico di Milano

(POLIMI DESIS Lab – Italy)

Alberto Lucarelli

Alberto Lucarelli

Università degli studi di Napoli Federico II, Université Paris 1

(Italy/France)

Thamy Pogrebinschi

Thamy Pogrebinschi

WZB Berlin Social Science Center Democracy and Democratization Department

(Germany)

Keynotes

Tine De Moor

Tine De Moor

Universiteit Utrecht

(IASC – Netherlands)

Richard Sennett

Richard Sennett

The London School of Economics and Political Science, New York University

(UK/USA)


Michel Bauwens

Michel Bauwens

Commons Strategies Group

(Asia)

David Bollier

David Bollier

Commons Strategies Group

(USA)

Ezio Manzini

Ezio Manzini

University of the Arts London, Politecnico di Milano, Tongji University, Jiangnan University

(DESIS Network)

Silke Helfrich

Silke Helfrich

Commons Strategies Group

(Europe)

Urban Commons Research Group

Pat Conaty

Pat Conaty

NEF, Co-operatives UK

(UK)


John Restakis

John Restakis

Inspiration in Action

(Canada)

Massimo Alvisi

Massimo Alvisi

Renzo Piano G124

(Italy)

Salvatore Iaconesi / Oriana Persico

Salvatore Iaconesi / Oriana Persico

Ubiquitous Commons

(Italy- USA)

The Commoners’ Maps

Search for the commoner closer to you thanks to our 4 maps with Paper Presenters, Poster Presenters, Auditors, Research Centrers on Commons.

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