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CASwiki news articles have a focus on news of community action for sustainability. This article is an offshoot from CASwiki's Italy article and is for news and comment in that context.


2020[edit | edit source]

Oct 21 Will cruise ships return to Venice? [1]

May 28 Bologna pioneers a model of municipal housing cooperative [2]

Apr 21 Milan announces ambitious scheme to reduce car use after lockdown [3]

Apr 7 Valsamoggia: making the local visible [4]

2019[edit | edit source]

Nov 13 Venice floods: Climate change behind highest tide in 50 years, says mayor [5]

Jun 11 Italy becomes first country to require climate change studies in schools [6]

2018[edit | edit source]

Real Bread Campaign welcomes Italy’s new fresh bread law, Dec 19 [7]

Free beer (and ice cream) for cycling in Bologna, local retail services for volunteering in Newcastle-Under-Lyme. Communities can incentivise themselves, Dec 14 [8]

What Italian cities can teach us about how to establish urban commons - and their value, Nov 19 [9]

2017[edit | edit source]

Castelbuono, the Sicilian town where young Africans are the hope for the future, Nov 6 [10]

The Italian Region Where Co-ops Produce a Third of Its GDP, Jul 5 [11]

The Nidiaci Garden of Florence, an Oasis of Commoning in a Busy City, Mar 28 [12]

Can Venice Save Itself? Feb 10 [13]

2016[edit | edit source]

There is a renewed sense of civic participation in Italy, Dec 13 [14]

Milan leads fight against food waste – with ugly fruit and Michelin-starred soup kitchens, Oct 16 [15]

Italy adopts new law to slash food waste, Aug 3 [16]

CO-Bologna runs towards new cooperative forms of governance of the commons: a focus on Bolognina site. Jun 15 [17]

How a regulation turned Bologna’s civic pride into action, Apr 12 [18]

Italy passes law to make supermarkets give wasted food to charity, Mar 17 [19]

2015[edit | edit source]

Italy smog: Milan bans cars for three days to fight pollution, December 24 [20]

The Miracle of Mals, September 30 [21]

Milan Is the Latest European City to Embrace a Car-Free Future, July 13 [22]

Bologna Celebrates One Year of a Bold Experiment in Urban Commoning, June 8 [23]

Milan introduces 1,000 e-bikes to city bike scheme, June 10 [24]

Interviewed: Professor Christian Iaione on the City as Commons, February 17 [25]

2014[edit | edit source]

CO-Mantova as the trigger for a co-cities movement, Nov 27 [26]

Shaking hands with the Mayor of Bologna, November 1 [27]

Siena starts the New Year as Europe’s first carbon free city, January 22 [28]

2011[edit | edit source]

The historical importance of the Italian referendum and victory for the water commons, [29] November 27

Can Italy carry off its plastic bag ban? [30] January 3

2010[edit | edit source]

Italy to begin ban on plastic bags in shops, [31] December 31


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