A new model of urban governance, mapping the route to a more equitable management of a city’s infrastructure and services.

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Identifying core elements of these diverse efforts, Sheila R.Foster and Chrstian Iaione develop a framework for understanding how certain initiatives position local communities as key actors in the production, delivery, and management of urban assets or local resources. Within this framework, they explain the forms such initiatives increasingly take, like community land trusts, new kinds of co-housing, neighborhood cooperatives, community-shared broadband and energy networks, and new local offices focused on citizen science and civic imagination.

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Latest Publications

Governing the urban commons, Italian Journal of Public Law (2015)

Governing the urban commons, Italian Journal of Public Law (2015)

“Governing the Urban Commons” is an article written by LabGov coordinator, prof. Christian Iaione, and first published in 2015 in the Italian Journal of Public Law. The purpose of this paper is to investigate a crucial question relating to institutional design in the...

The tragedy of urban roads, Fordham Urban Law Journal (2009)

The tragedy of urban roads, Fordham Urban Law Journal (2009)

“The tragedy of urban roads: Saving cities from choking, calling on citizens to combat climate change” is an article wrote by LabGov co-founder, prof. Christian Iaione, and published on the Fordham Urban Law Journal in 2009. This article argues that the best response...

Co-Cities MIT Press Book Awards

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