responses to change

The Dynamo Foundation is hosted in the properties of KME, an important company in the copper sector. The foundation is a social enterprise that works in support of families with minors suffering from serious illnesses.

KME and Dynamo Camp requested to LAMA a qualitative and quantitative feasibility study for the use of the very large unused warehouses in Limestre and Fornaci di Barga (Tuscany), with the intention of redeveloping them and hosting a social business district called “Dynamo Social Valley”.

In partnership with AUDIS, Nomisma, Euregio + and Dentons, LAMA carried out a case study to analyze the opportunity of urban regeneration interventions on public buildings from a technical, legal and economical perspective.

The report indicates some viable mechanisms that allow Public Administrations to use national energy efficiency incentives for public buildings as a way to trigger requalification and regeneration of entire areas e neighborhoods.

Following the expropriation from ‘Ndrangheta of one of the most important palaces in the center
of the small town of Polistena (Gioia Tauro), the Valle del Marro Libera Terra Social Cooperative, in partnership with “Il cuore si scioglie” Foundation, the local parish and “Con il sud” Foundation, asked LAMA to carry out a feasibility study for the regeneration of the building in view to transform it into the “Pino Puglisi” multi-functional center providing:

  • Requalification of the building;
  • Establishment of accommodation activities (hostel,restaurant);
  • Area used for coworking;
  • Area used for social activities;
  • Settlement of a small shopping center for eco-bio products of “Libera” association

LAMA supported Ergon Associates in the process of stakeholder engagement for the human rights evaluation of the project “Trans Adriatic Pipeline” in Apulia region, Italy. To this end, LAMA organized meetings with the different formal (municipalities, trade unions, trade associations) and informal stakeholders (local associations) in Apulia region and Rome, carrying out semi-structured interviews in order to produce a report containing information and recommendations for TAP.

In 2013 LAMA founded The HUB s.r.l., a fully owned company which manages the coworking space Impact Hub Florence, member of the international network of coworking spaces for social innovation “Impact HUB”.

2000sqm inside the former customs of Florence Rifredi, transformed into a place of work, human relations and sociality for professionals and companies, which today has a community of approximately 200 coworkers. Here LAMA also based its headquarter.

Manifattura Tabacchi in Florence is a former industrial complex of over 100,000 sqm where the investment funds PW Real Estate III LP (Aermont Capital LLP) and Cdp Immobiliare (Cdp Group) are carrying out a major urban regeneration project.

LAMA was commissioned to design and run temporary uses programmes during the redevelopment process, to manage the waiting time necessary for completion of the large construction site – by leading activities of citizen engagement; and an artistic and cultural program that looks at contemporaneity and sustainability. LAMA is in charge of the facility management of a portion of Manifattura used for temporary uses, as well as all web and visual communication contents.

In 2018 we proved our commitment to enhancing our experience as city makers, with the writing of a White Paper entitled “Designing multi-stakeholder urban regeneration”, through a course of study, analysis and community building between different available actors and different points of view. It represented a contribution of knowledge and case studies to create a useful tool for Public Administrations, Professionals, Employees, and real estate development funds, aimed at enabling processes and policies of urban regeneration that see the presence of essential elements for the success and sustainability of these interventions, such as: the involvement of communities, the quality of the real estate offer, the mobilisation of public-private finance, the protection of collective interests, and the development of polycentrism and biodiversity in cities.