The project has its roots in the idea that a cooperative community might answer the needs of a urban context and especially in a small municipality like Campogalliano. The areas of interest are individual services, house services, conservation of public and private green spaces.
Comunità Attiva is an innovative model of cooperative community where every citizen may undertake projects and provide services in order to satisfy the common needs. The citizens can be both end-users of the proposed services and worker-members. In the latter case, they will produce benefits for the whole community, by recovering traditional products, old professions and environmental and monumental sites.
Here in Florence, LabGov will conduct a field test that will revolve around the collaboration within one neighbourhood, with a particular focus on the conservation and management of the green spaces.
The success of the Bologna Regulation, which in the last months was approved in many Italian cities and is going to be approved in many others, paved the way for another LabGov’s project. In this case, the ultimate goal will be the transformation of the city of Bologna itself into a collaborative commons.
The idea, which has been proposed and implemented by the dean of the University, Mr. Giovanni Lo Storto, immediately captured the attention of a group of student swho, thanks to the Laboratory for the Governance of Commons, had the opportunity to discover the benefits and privileges of being able to share a garden within the University. It’s not an individual work but a social one. The garden needs a lot of care and attention which comes from the cooperative work of the community.