The possibility of a co-city.

“Citizens should not just be involved, but they should be driving the process, being the managers.” Christian Iaione (LUISS University, Rome) talks about the idea of a ‘co-city’. Does it provide a way out of the growing dichotomy between active citizens and non-active citizens?

Who owns the city? We own the city!

The city is a complex and incomplete event, a space and a condition at the same time, and that is why a city today is completely different from what it was centuries ago. This process of becoming should be perceived with caution, because sometimes cities might end up in a tragic event – cities might lose their ‘citiness’. Democracy is at stake here. In order to understand these processes, it is necessary to focus on a couple of particular questions. What is a city and who owns it?