Chiara Lucchini – Vacant Public Properties and The City.

Co-organized by the Generative Commons project and the Law department of the University of Turin, the conference of Urban Commons provided an extensive glimpse into the challenges facing commons as well as the tools at the disposal of initiatives and citizen movements. Research and papers from around the world were presented in what can be […]

The rise of Urban Commons in Europe

Article by Alessandra Quarta and Antonio Verecellone The phenomenon of urban commons in Europe continues to be explored, developed and supported. Whether it by the research conducted by gE.CO Living Lab, the tools we’re in the process of creating, or policies and regulations supporting  commons initiatives, the issue continues to gain traction, especially in Europe. […]

Live webinar

Live broadcast We’re excited to announce our upcoming live broadcast! The lively discussion will not only reveal the results of the latest and most comprehensive survey on Urban Commons in Europe, but also host a comprehensive discussion. https://generative-commons.eu/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Bubbly-New-Year-Greeting-Facebook-Post.mp4 The broadcast will host special guests from urban commons initiatives from across Europe, as we discuss their […]

Survey results

So far, gE.CO has mapped the experiences of more than 200 communities and implemented local public policies that promote the generative commons. A pilot group of 56 cases (spread throughout 15 countries and 43 cities) were included in the survey, the results of which will be very helpful in better understanding the phenomenon on a […]

Call for papers

gE.CO call for papers for International Conference As a part of the Horizon 2020 gE.CO Living Lab project, the University of Turin is launching a multidisciplinary call for papers on the main aspects and implications of the urban commons phenomena in Europe.   Selected candidates will take part in the International Conference of Urban Commons […]

gE.CO webinar on developing urban commons

In partnership with Cooperative City magazine on collaborative urban practices, we had a public webinar on October 28, 2020 – focusing  on how policy can tackle challenges and find solutions for developing urban commons in these uncertain times. The term Urban Commons refers to all spaces, services and resources directly managed by local communities for their […]

First review meeting a success

On June 12, 2020 the GECO Living Lab team met online for the 1st Project Review meeting by the EU. The team presented in detail the work done so far, providing an overview of the project: it’s context, aims, implementation as well as a detailed summary of the developments in the first reporting period. The […]

gE.CO survey phase reaches successful conclusion

So far, gE.CO has mapped the experiences of more than 200 communities and implemented local public policies that promote the generative commons. A pilot group of 56 cases (spread throughout 15 countries and 43 cities)  were included in the survey, the results of which will be very helpful in better understanding the phenomenon on a […]

gE.CO featured on Cooperative City webinar

The Cooperative City in Quarantine webinars were launched by Cooperative city magazine and Eutropian in collaboration with numerous other partners. Broadcast weekly throughout the COVID lockdown, they proved to be highly popular.  The purpose of the webionars was to share positive stories about social solidarity movements from across Europe, and they succeeded in communicating shared […]

European Policy Brief

“We strongly recommend including generative commons in existing line of policies on urban areas, such as Urban Agenda for the EU and policy-tools alike.” European Policy Brief gE.CO Living Lab The gE.CO Living Lab European Policy brief has been published. To download full report, please click on link below.  We’d  also love to hear your […]