The Possibility of a CO-City – Interview with Christian Iaione by Anne de Zeeuw and Michiel Hulshof for New Europe, Cities in Transition. 17 November 2016

“Citizens should not just be involved, but they should be driving the process, being the managers.”

What does the rise of bottom-up initiatives mean for our current welfare state? Does it provide a way out of the growing dichotomy between active citizens and non-active citizens?

Professor Christian Iaione (LUISS University, Rome) talks about the idea of a ‘co-city’ – cognitive, collaborative city – which has been implemented in Bologna’s administration.

 

Read the full interview here.