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Smart City and Innovative Bicycle Sharing: the case of Pune (India)

Cities across the world are rediscovering bicycles to reduce suicidal emissions in their cities. Ever increasing fuel costs, and the need to reduce commuting time, environmental concerns, quality of life are some of the core reasons behind this transformation. The viral success of “Velib bicycle sharing system” in Paris has inspired many local governments and municipal corporations around the world. Lessons…

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The Reality of Federalism in the European Union: a Federation Sui Generis or the Organization of the Regulation?

The European Union has been compared to several forms of political organization, such as federal systems, existing international organizations models. However, the comparative studies between the EU and other existing political orders are rather based on resemblance between the Union and federations or make reference federalism as a principle of unification more or less autonomous entities under the common roof.…

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International Cooperation and Foreign Policy: Turkey’s Withdraw of Support from the Assad Regime

Prior to the beginning of the Arab Spring, Turkey and Syria had built a close relationship that allowed for cooperation on many levels. Yet, after protests for democratic reform began in Syria, Turkey started to advocate for a regime change, making a U-turn on its previous foreign policy over the course of the following months by supporting the Syrian opposition…

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The Sustainable Development Festival 2018 – Workshop on “Vulnerability and Resilience: Theories, Methodologies and Applications”

On Monday, May 28th, 2018 it will take place at the Sapienza University of Rome the workshop organized by CED – Center for Economic Development & Social Change, Italian Association for Quality of Life Studies (AIQUAV) and Sapienza University of Rome with the title “Vulnerability and Resilience: Theories, Methodologies and Applications”. The workshop is planned as an independent event within…

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An Assessment of the 2030 Agenda: CED at FEEM International Workshop

The last 15th December 2017, the International Workshop on “Measuring Progresses towards the 2030 Agenda: An Updated Assessment” took place in Milan. The event was organized by FEEM – Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei and AsVis – Alleanza Italiana per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile. If it is too early to assess the whole process of achievement of SDGs, adopted in 2015 by…

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Life Quality and Sustainability: CED at the AIQUAV17 Conference

Qualità della Vita e Sostenibilità: Il CED al Convegno AIQUAV17

From the 30th November to the 2nd December 2017  it took place in Florence the IV AIQUAV Conference “Life Quality and Sustainability”. It was the first edition at which CED – Center for Economic Development & Social Change participated actively by presenting four research proposals and by proposing an entire session. The CED Director and the four CED members Carlo…

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Renewable support schemes and the EU low-carbon zero-subsidy energy sector

Renewable energy has always been subsidized because of its low economic market incentives. The costs of renewable energy production are instead higher compared to the low price of energy from conventional energy plants at wholesale markets in terms of €/kWh. Moreover, common arguments in favor of its subsidization are environmental protection and enhancing energy independency. In the recent years, increasing…

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L’Innovazione Sociale per l’Imprenditorialità: strategie per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile

Sorry, this entry is only available in Italian. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. Il 24 maggio 2017 ha avuto luogo il Primo Team Work Inter-Commissioni su «Innovazione Sociale per l’Imprenditorialità» presso l’Ordine dei Dottori Commercialisti ed Esperti Contabili (ODCEC) di Napoli.…

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