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The Co-Cities Open Book is the result of years of research and experimentations on the field to investigate new forms of collaborative city-making that are pushing urban areas towards new frontiers of participatory urban governance, inclusive economic growth and social innovation.

Structured around three main pillars, the Co-Cities Open Book is composed of the  “Co-Cities Protocol”, the “Co-Cities Report”, and the “City as a Commons Papers”. Click below to download them!

Co-Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana with approximately 800,000 residents, is a city that is spatially stratified by race and income. Some describe it as a tale of “two cities” with higher quality housing, amenities and transportation in white areas and a lack of...

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Co-Baton Rouge

Co-Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana with approximately 800,000 residents, is a city that is spatially stratified by race and income. Some describe it as a tale of “two cities” with higher quality housing, amenities and transportation in white areas and a lack of...

Ostrom in the City: Design Principles for the Urban Commons – Sheila Foster, Washington, DC.  Christian Iaione, Rome.  The Nature of Cities, 20 August 2017

Ostrom in the City: Design Principles for the Urban Commons – Sheila Foster, Washington, DC. Christian Iaione, Rome. The Nature of Cities, 20 August 2017

“Where we are able to identify a network of urban commons, or some degree of polycentricism in the governance of urban resources, we begin to see the transformation of the city into a commons—a collaborative space—supported and enabled by the state.” The article...

The Right to the Co-City. An article in the Italian Journal of Public Law, 1:9 (2017) providing a reflection on the understanding of the concept of Co-city from a legal perspective.

The Right to the Co-City. An article in the Italian Journal of Public Law, 1:9 (2017) providing a reflection on the understanding of the concept of Co-city from a legal perspective.

The article, The Right To the Co-city, authored by Christian Iaione is published on the Italian Journal of Public Law, Volume 9 Issue 1 2017. The study is an effort to contribute to the current urban studies debate on the way to conceptualize the city by advancing a...