Co-City Protocol

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"Based on a set of co-governance experiments performed in Bologna and other Italian cities, LabGov has defined a protocol for the Co-City, highlighting the necessary conditions to be met in order to move from single, isolated urban commons to an extensive approach: the whole city as commons, a shared resource that belongs to all of its inhabitants and has to be co-managed and co-nurtured. The city as we know it turns into an urban laboratory, whose achievements and developments are supported by a proper legal and political ecosystem.

The Co-City Protocol is composed of three parts:

  1. Process
  2. Principles
  3. Tools

Closing the gap between theory and practice, it is aimed at serving as guidance for urban policy makers, researchers, and urban communities interested in accelerating the transition towards the city as a commons." (