Jakarta – Nebengers

Jakarta – Nebengers

 

Country Indonesia
City Jakarta
Name Nebengers
Date 2012
Description Andreas Aditya Swasti, 26, established a community on Twitter called Nebengers in December 2011, in order to allow commuters with vacant seats on or in their vehicles to offer rides to those people without cars or bikes who need to travel in the same direction.
Nebengers, derived from the Indonesian word “nebeng” meaning free ride, is what Andreas calls a ‘virtual terminal’. The aim was simple: to help the city reduce its traffic jams by having groups of people traveling together; thereby reduce the number of vehicles on the roads, and also giving people a chance to make new friends. Through their Twitter account @nebengers, people with vacant seats in their vehicles can offer free rides to people, while those looking for transportation to particular destinations can do the same. Nebengers have more than 2,200 registered members on their list, which is available at nebengers.com.
Urban Co-Governance Moderate
Enabling State Moderate
Pooling Moderate
Experimentalism Weak
Tech Justice Moderate
Website www.nebengers.com
References, sources, contact person(s) Website; articles

Contact : halo@nebengers.com

jakarta

Chicago – Neighborspace

Chicago – Neighborspace


Image source . http://neighbor-space.org/
Country United States
City Chicago
Name Neighborspace
Date 2012
Description NeighborSpace is the only nonprofit urban land trust in Chicago that preserves and sustains gardens on behalf of dedicated community groups. They shoulder the responsibilities of property ownership — such as providing basic insurance, access to water, and links to support networks — so that community groups can focus on gardening.

NeighborSpace’s mission is to preserve and support the development of community managed gardens and open spaces throughout the City of Chicago. This mission is accomplished by acquiring land on behalf of communities to protect community established and managed gardens from development, supporting the long-term success of these community efforts, and building awareness of how these urban “Edens” contribute to an improved quality of life for residents.

Urban Co-Governance Strong
Enabling State Strong
Pooling Strong
Experimentalism Strong
Tech Justice Weak
Website http://neighbor-space.org/
References, sources, contact person(s) Website; articles. Contact : rcline@neighbor-space.org

Chicago

Co-city Torino

Co-city Torino


Image Source: www.comune.torino.it
Country Italy
City Turin
Name Co-City Torino
Date 1990’s
Description of the project The city of Turin has a long-lasting experience in the field of urban regeneration and in the last 15 years, it has been working to implement a set of tools in order to manage the city’s transformation. Turin’s awareness was stimulated by the need to deal with numerous abandoned industrial buildings, which called for a re-thinking of the city’s identity, and a security crisis in different central neighborhoods. These two elements, together with the availability of resources thanks to the Organization of the Olympic games in 2006, led to broad investments in urban regeneration and in projects aiming at reinforcing the city’s social structure.

More recent developments saw the adoption in January 2016 of the “Regulation on collaboration between citizens and the Administration for the care, shared management and regeneration of the urban commons” (inspired by the Bologna Regulation), an instrument allowing for a deeper involvement of all urban actors (citizens and civil society but also private actors and knowledge institutions) in the care and regeneration of urban commons.

Additionally, the city has recently been included between the 18 winners of the first UIA (Urban innovative Action) competition, which resulted in a 4.1 million financing from the EU Commission to the CO-City project, proposed by the City administration in collaboration with Turin’s University, ANCI and the Foundation Cascina Roccafranca. The project takes as its starting point the Regulation on the commons, and adopts the collaboration pacts as an instrument to foster collaboration between citizens and local administration. The project addresses the challenge of regenerating the most deprived city’s neighborhood and fighting social exclusion. It aims at transforming abandoned buildings and vacant land into hubs of residents’ participation, in order to foster community spirit and to create social enterprises, reducing in this way unemployment and urban poverty. The commons will be entrusted to the care and management of citizens through forms of active participation, supported by the Case di Quartiere (Neighborhood Houses) network. The project will adopt digital instruments such as First Life, a platform developed by the University with the aim of facilitating citizens’ involvement and mapping community projects.

Urban Co-Governance Strong
Enabling State Moderate
Pooling Strong
Experimentalism Moderate
Tech Justice Strong
Project Website http://www.comune.torino.it/rigenerazioneurbana/en/

http://www.comune.torino.it/benicomuni/bm~doc/regolamento-beni-comuniurbani-n_375.pdf

http://www.comune.torino.it/benicomuni/co-city/index.shtml

References, sources, contact person(s) Co-City Torino, Italy.

Source: Urban Innovative Action http://www.uia-initiative.eu/fr/uia-cities/turin; Regolamento sulla collaborazione tra cittadini e amministrazione per la cura, la gestione condivida e la rigenerazione dei bei comuni urbani. http://www.comune.torino.it/benicomuni/bm~doc/regolamento-beni-comuniurbani-n_375.pdf

Contact : rigenerazioneurbana@comune.torino.it

Torino

Messina – Messina Laboratory for the commons

Messina – Messina Laboratory for the commons


Image source: https://comune.messina.it/
Country Italy
City Messina
Name
Messina Laboratory for the commons (Civic Uses for the Commons)
Date 2014
Description of the project Inspired by other commons initiatives like the one in Naples, the City of Messina has passed some resolutions to transform urban spaces in the City of Messica through the use of the principle of “civic uses” for urban commons, with the aim of appropriating spaces and buildings for the common good and for the organization of cultural, artistic, and social activities.

The city has thus embarked in a process of widening of the forms of citizen participation in the administrative choices of the municipal democracies. The aim is to build a shared administration model for the maintenance, management and development of urban commons.

Within this purpose, the first step has been moved with the resolution of January 30th, 2014, with which the Municipal Council of Messina created the “Messina Lab for the commons and the participated institutions”. The resolution sets out the objectives the Lab will have to pursue in carrying out its activities, highlighting the intent of implementing new, more transparent and more democratic forms of urban governance.

During its first six months of activity, the Lab carried out its duties by elaborating a Regulation for the shared use of the commons of the city of Messina and those goods that are subject to the principle of civic subsidiarity. It created new communication spaces, canalized proposals from below, and offered a space to start elaborative processes of cooperation.

Moreover, on March 24th, 2015, the Assessor on self-management of commons formulated a proposal aimed to identify the criteria for the implementation of shared use and granting of use of immovable goods of Municipal property.
Alongside the initiatives mentioned, there were many other attempts to achieve an increase in efficiency in the management of goods identified as common goods – think about the regulation for the assignment and management of the urban gardens for organic cultivation, put in place by the same Department of the Environment of Messina.

Urban Co-Governance Moderate
Enabling State Strong
Pooling Weak
Experimentalism Moderate
Tech Justice N/A
Project Website https://comune.messina.it/
References, sources, contact person(s) Website,
https://www.facebook.com/cmdbofficial
Article: Ialacqua, D., “Partecipazione e beni comuni” Report 2013-2016, Comune di Messina, Laboratorio per i beni comuni e le istituzioni partecipateContact : protocollo@pec.comune.messina.it
Mott Haven Herald, The Lincoln Recovery Center – NY

Mott Haven Herald, The Lincoln Recovery Center – NY


Source: Mott Haven Herald https://www.motthavenherald.com/
City New York City (South Bronx)
Country United States
Name Mott Haven Herald, The Lincoln Recovery Center
Date 2016
Description Thanks to the local residents’ activities, the Lincoln Recovery Center could be transformed into a community center. In South Bronx, in particular in Mott Haven, a place currently in the process of gentrification, the building that once hosted the Lincoln Recovery Center is object of discussion between the residents of the neighborhood, where a proposal to transform it into a community space is currently being elaborated.
Urban Co-Governance Moderate
Enabling State Moderate
Pooling Moderate
Experimentalism Moderate
Tech Justice Weak
Website http://www.motthavenherald.com/2016/10/02/residents-hope-to-transform-closed-treatment-center/
References, sources, contact person(s)
http://www.motthavenherald.com/2016/10/02/residents-hope-to-transform-closed-treatment-center/

Contact : joe.hirsch@journalism.cuny.edu

South Bronx