Co-City Baton Rouge Project Blog

The Co-City “BR-Log,” a blog sharing insights and project updates from Co-City Fellow Manny Patole.

Community-Based Assessments of Adaptation and Equity

The NYC Panel on Climate Change recently released its findings. LabGov Director Sheila Foster co-authored the chapter on community-based assessments.

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Read about LabGov’s Baton Rouge Project

LabGov Georgetown, in coordination with NYU’s Marron Institute of Urban Management, has launched an exciting project focused on co-revitalizing the impoverished Plank Road Corridor in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

LabGov’s History & Mission

LabGov is a laboratory for the study of innovative, collaborative, and community-led forms of urban governance.  It brings together scholars, practitioners, community members, knowledge institutions, NGOs, businesses, and government officials to explore new ways to co-create and co-govern shared urban spaces.

LabGov is Based on the Co-City Methodology

The Co-City Methodology is premised on the idea that the city is a platform for sharing, collaboration, participatory decision-making, and peer-to-peer production, supported by open data and guided by principles of distributive justice.

Celebrating Commons Conference

The “Celebrating Commons Scholarship” Conference, which was held at Georgetown Law Center in October 2018, was such a success that its findings will be compiled in an edited volume published by Cambridge University Press in the Fall of 2020. Learn about the variety of topics that were presented and the interdisciplinary and diverse array of speakers who attended.   

LabGov Insights & Resources

Check out Professor Sheila Foster‘s latest thoughts on the concepts, ideas, and practical implementation of the Co-City Methodology, the Co-Cities Project, the work being done by other LabGovs around the globe, and other ideas that fuel the research happening at LabGov Georgetown

The Co-Cities Project

LabGov Georgetown is co-host to a global, ground-breaking applied research project, called the Co-Cities Project, which is designed to test, evaluate, and refine the Co-City Methodology. To date, the project has collected over 500 case studies, 95 of which have been closely analyzed, and mapped nearly 200 cities. Additional cities are being added and new case studies are underway.

A picture of all the attendees at a conference on LabGov in Bellagio in December 2015.

LabGov Georgetown’s Team & Friends

LabGov Georgetown, which is led by Sheila Foster, is built upon a team of dedicated and internationally acclaimed scholars, practitioners and experts in urban governance.  Collaboration, which lies at the heart of the LabGov concept itself, is embedded in every facet of LabGov’s existence and work.

LabGov Publications & Literature

The Co-Directors of LabGov, Professors Sheila Foster and Christian Iaione, have published extensively on the concepts and ideas that fuel LabGov’s research agenda.

Thoughts by LabGov Georgetown

Read Director of LabGov Georgetown Sheila Foster‘s Recent Blog Post, “Gentrification Reconsidered: An Ambitious Framework for Equitable Urbanism,” published by The Nature of Cities in May 2018.

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