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Il commercio nei centri storici: tendenze insediative e sistemi di monitoraggio nella realtà fiorentina
Journal Title: STORIA URBANA  
Author/s: Niccolò Mancini, Nicola Burzio 
Year:  2006 Issue: 113 Language: Italian 
Pages:  22 Pg. 37-58 FullText PDF:  1652 KB

The article starts with a brief survey of three key factors that have transformed the commercial sector: the rise of large retail chains, the evolving regulatory framework governing wholesale and retail businesses, and changing patterns of consumption. We then turn to the case-study, a natural shopping center in Florence’s San Lorenzo neighborhood, for which two surveys based on a questionnaire developed for this purpose were conducted in 2003 and 2005. The two surveys investigated the characteristics of the commercial fabric, business turnover, entrepreneurship among non-European immigrants and occupation of public land, and indicated that commercial initiatives are increasing in number but not in quality, and that the presence of non-European businesspeople is on the rise.

Niccolò Mancini, Nicola Burzio, in "STORIA URBANA " 113/2006, pp. 37-58, DOI:


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