In interview, Christian Iaione discusses the concept of the “co-city” – a city that is both cognitive and collaborative – which has been implemented in Bologna. Could this mark the beginning of a new era of urban co-governance? And what do the rise of bottom-up initiatives mean for the future of the welfare state?
Anne de Zeeuw
is a freelance writer and researcher in democratic renewal and currently works for Netwerk Democratie in Amsterdam, on strengthening the use of digital democracy tools.