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Sociologia urbana e rurale has been founded in 1979 by Paolo Guidicini. Maurizio Bergamaschi is the current General Editor. This journal is promoted and managed by the Center for Studies on City and Territory Problems (Ce.P.Ci.T) of the Department of Sociology and Business Law at the University of Bologna and is published quarterly by Franco Angeli.
Sociologia urbana e rurale It is the only Italian journal of sociology of the environment and the territory and publishes theoretical and empirical studies mainly related to the transformations of urban and rural areas. Particular attention is paid to their socio-spatial configurations, poverty and social exclusion, urban governance, migratory movements at local and international scale, environmental issues, architectural design and urban planning, tourism, and new metropolitan populations.
The journal also includes methodological essays, history of the discipline, and bibliographic reviews on specific topics. The journal does not intend to limit itself to sociology, but rather to revive the debate with other disciplines and professional figures, particularly architects, urbanists and geographers, interrupted for some time. The journal intends to broaden publishing opportunities, to stimulate debate, and to compare ideas and research results. This journal not only uses the collaboration with Italian scholars but also with international ones, and for this reason, prominent European and American researchers have agreed to join the Executive Board.
The structure of the journal includes a monographic section in every issue, committed to one or two editors, indicated by the steering Committee, presented and introduced by them, but it also includes, in a second section, studies and researches, reports, reflections on specific disciplinary aspects, bibliographical reviews of the most up-to-date literature. Each journal issue has also a section for national and international books reviews. Each year, the Executive Board plans the topics of the monographic section and its editors.
Editors are committed to launch an international call for paper that will be advertised on the journal’s website and on the Sociology of Territory section website of the Italian Association of Sociology (AIS), or directly requesting potential contributors. The Executive Board reserves the right to evaluate proposals for the monographic section of the journal. All authors are invited to submit a monographic number to the Executive Board.
The articles are expected to be published in one of the following languages: Italian, French, English, German and Spanish.
The articles proposed for publication are submitted to an Evaluation Committee.
The authors must present their articles with a brief summary (10 lines) and 6 key words in Italian and English.

General Editor: Maurizio Bergamaschi (
Executive board: Marco Alberio (UQAR Université du Québec à Rimouski), Maurizio Ambrosini (Università di Milano), Giandomenico Amendola (Università di Firenze), Franco Bianchini (Leeds Metropolitan University), Paola Bonora (Università di Bologna), Marc Breviglieri (Haute Ecole Spécialisée di Ginevra), Marco Castrignanò (Università di Bologna), Pier Luigi Cervellati (IUAV), Ada Cavazzani (Università della Calabria), Terry Clark (University of Chicago), Alessia de Biase (LAA-LAVUE -UMR 7218 CNRS- Ecole nationale superieure de Paris la Villette), Michael Dear (University of California, Berkeley), Nancy Duxbury (Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra), Alberto Gasparini (Università di Trieste), Nancy Holman (London School of Economics), Ray Hutchison (University of Wisconsin - Green Bay), Tom Hutton (University of British Columbia, Vancouver), Richard Ingersoll (Syracuse University Firenze), Yuri Kazepov (Università di Milano Bicocca), Volker Kirchberg, (Institut für Soziologie und Kulturorganisation, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg), Jean Francois Laé (Universitè Paris VIII), John Logan (Brown University), Eduardo Cesar Leão Marques (Universidade de São Paulo), Ezio Marra (Università di Milano Bicocca), Guido Martinotti (Università di Milano Bicocca) †, Antonietta Mazzette (Università di Sassari), Alfredo Mela (Politecnico di Torino), Enzo Mingione (Università di Milano Bicocca), Fiammetta Mignella Calvosa (LUMSA di Roma), Ali Modarres (Department of Geosciences and Environment at California State University, Los Angeles), Harvey Molotch (New York University), Nicola Negri (Università di Torino), Giampaolo Nuvolati (Università di Milano Bicocca), Simon Parker (University of York), Carlo Petrini (Università degli studi di Scienze Gastronomiche), Giovanni Pieretti (Università di Bologna), Osvaldo Pieroni (Università della Calabria), Fortunata Piselli (Università di Napoli Federico II), Juan José Pujadas (Universitat Rovira I Virgili di Tarragona), Jason Prior (University of Technology, Sydney), Dean J. Saitta (University of Denver), Mario Small (University of Chicago), Richard Taub (University of Chicago), Antonio Tosi (Politecnico di Milano), Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay (TÉLUQ, Université du Québec), Francesca Zajczyk (Università di Milano Bicocca)..Editors: Mario Boffi (Università di Milano Bicocca), Matteo Colleoni (Università di Milano Bicocca), Alessandra Corrado (Università della Calabria), Enrico Ercole (Università del Piemonte Orientale), Monica Gilli (Università di Milano Bicocca), Carlo Gelosi (Università per stranieri Dante Alighieri di Reggio Calabria), Alessandra Landi (Università di Bologna), Gabriele Manella (Università di Bologna), Francesca Mantovani (Università di Bologna), Michela Morello (Università di Palermo), Alessandra Olivi (Universidad de Sevilla), Agostino Petrillo (Politecnico di Milano), Asterio Savelli (Università di Bologna), Camillo Tidore (Università di Sassari).Editorial staff: Alice Lomonaco (coordinatrice, Università di Bologna), Luca Daconto (Università di Milano Bicocca), Carolina Mudan Marelli (Ecole nationale superieure de Paris la Villette), Davide Olori (Università di Bologna), Valeria Piro (Università di Bologna), Giuliana Sangrigoli (Università di Bologna).

Editorial Office: Centro Studi sui Problemi della Città e del Territorio (Ce.P.Ci.T), Dipartimento di Sociologia e diritto dell’economia, Strada Maggiore 45 40125 - Bologna, tel. 051-2092859 - fax 051-238004Bologna, tel. 051-2092859 - fax 051-238004, Maurizio Bergamaschi (

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Alfredo Agustoni, Alfredo Alietti, Il social mix: riflessioni su una politica di contrasto alla disuguaglianza socio-spaziale (Social Mix: Considerations on a Policy Facing Socio-spatial Inequality)
Luca Daconto, Marelli Carolina Mudan, Mixité sociale: discorsi, politiche, pratiche e processi di costruzione sociale. Un’analisi critica del dibattito francese (Social Mix: Discourses, Practices and Processes of Social Construction. A Critical Analysis of the French Debate)
Rémi Habouzit, La «banalisation» des quartiers populaires par la renovation urbaine: entre tentatives de mixite sociale, encadrement et divisions de classe (Trivializing Popular Housing Areas Through Urban Renewal: Attempts for Social Diversity Leading to Supervision and Divisions of Classe)
Henri Briche, Mixite sociale et renovation urbaine dans une ville en crise: une mixite «endogene» par defaut? le cas de Saint-Etienne (France) (Social Mix and Urban Renewal in a Shrinking City: A Default "Endogeneous" Mix? The Case of Saint-Etienne (France),)
Roberta Marzorati, Michela Semprebon, Building community in and out viapadova36: the challenge of a social mix housing project in a multiethnic milanese neighbourhood (Building Community in and out ViaPadova36: the Challenge of a Social Mix Housing Project in a Multiethnic Milanese Neighbourhood)
Silvia Mugnano, Igor Costarelli, Il mix sociale nelle politiche di rigenerazione urbana dei grandi complessi residenziali a Milano (Is Social Mix Re-Shaping Regeneration Policies in Large Housing Estates in Milan?)
Rossana Galdini, Esperienze di cohousing a Berlino: verso una nuova idea di comunità (Cohousing Experiences in Berlin: Towards a New Community Idea)
Antonietta Mazzette, Sara Spanu, Forme di uso illegale del territorio: il caso delle coltivazioni di cannabis in Sardegna (Forms of illegal Use of Land: The Cultivation of Cannabis in Sardinia)
Francesca Mantovani, Cohousing e coworking: nuove modalità di condivisione degli spazi dell’abitare e dell’operare insieme (Cohousing and Coworking: New Opportunities Concerning Residential and Working Spaces)
Letizia Carrera, Sentire la città. (G. Amedola, emozioni urbane. Odori di città, Liguori, 2015)
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Raffaele Nicola Maria Rauty, Andrew Abbotto, Robert E. Park: a cento anni dal primo articolo sulla città. Nota introduttiva (Conference On The 100th Anniversary Of Park’s Essay On The City)
Alfredo Mela, Qquale "filo rosso" di una sociologia del territorio? (What Identity for a Territorial Sociology?)
Rossana Galdini, L’uso del temporaneo nei processi di rigenerazione urbana (Temporary Uses in Urban Regeneration Actions)
Adriano Cancellieri, Mirko Marzadro, Elena Ostanel, Hotel house, cita e "via anelli". Risorse, percorsi e rischi di tre condomini multietnici (Hotel House, Cita and "Via Anelli": Resources, Trajectories and Risks of Three Multiethnic Modernist Complexes)
Maria Laura Ruiu, Le nuove forme dell’abitare sociale: il co-social housing (New Forms of Social Living: the Co-social Housing)
Luca Salvati, Dinamiche economiche e cambiamenti sociali: la città mediterranea ancora in transizione (Economic Trends and Social Changes: the Mediterranean City still in Transition)
Carmela Guarascio, Reti alternative agroalimentari ed economia solidale. Il plusvalore della reciprocità nella redemoinho, bahia (Alternative Networks and Solidarity Economy. The Plus Value of Reciprocity in RedeMoinho, Bahia)
Alberto Gherardini, Marco Betti, La concentrazione spaziale del crowdsourcing in Europa. Effetto paese o effetto città? (The Spatial Clustering of Crowdsourcing. National or Urban Patterns?)
Manuela Porcu, Comprensori chiusi e turismo residenziale (Gated Communities and Residential Tourism)
Gea Ducci, Il rapporto tra pubblica amministrazione e cittadini nella città digitale: trasparenza, accountability e open data nei nuovi contesti urbani (The Relationship between Public Administration and Citizens in the Digital City: Transparency, Accountability and Open Data in the New Urban Contexts)
Alessandra Landi, Processi urbani di appropriazione e trasformazione: tra pratiche sociali e spazialità (Urban Processes of Appropriation and Transformation: between Social Practices and Spatiality)
Agostino Petrillo, La tentazione dell’atlante (P. Perulli (a cura di). Terra mobile. Torino: Einaudi, 2014)
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Giorgio Osti, Energia e urbanizzazione: un gioco nuovo e incerto (Energy and Urbanisation: a New and Uncertain Game)
Giovanni Carrosio, Politiche e campi organizzativi della riqualificazione energetica degli edifici (Policies and Organizational Fields of Building Energy Retrofit)
Matteo Mascia, Politiche per l’energia e lo sviluppo delle fonti rinnovabili. il caso di Padova (Energy Policies and the Development of Renewables. The Case of Padua)
Natalia Magnani, Politiche, agenzie e pratiche di retrofit energetico nelle città. il caso di Bolzano (Policies, Agencies and Social Practices of Energy Retrofit in the City. The Case of Bozen)
Giovanni Carrosio, Il retrofit dei grandi progetti. Il caso di Alessandria (The Retrofit of Big Projects. The Case of Alessandria)
Francesco Musco, Dalle politiche energetiche alle politiche di mitigazione. Note a margine (From Energy Policies to Mitigation Policies. Edge Notes)
Giovanni Pieretti, Enzo Grossi, Dalla drug addiction al benessere dell’individuo quale fenomeno socio-ambientale (From Drug Addiction to Individual Well Being as Socio-environmental Phenomenal)
Pier Paolo Zampieri, I costruttori di babele. quartieri marginali, outsider art e paesaggi retroattivi (The Builders Of Babel, Marginal Neighborhoods, Outsider Art and Retroactive Landscapes)
Alfredo Agustoni, Alfredo Alietti, Roberta Cucca, Neoliberalismo, migrazioni e segregazione spaziale. politiche abitative e mix sociale nei casi europeo e italiano (Neoliberalism, Migrations and Urban Segregation. Housing Policies and Social Mix in the European and Italian Case)
Fiammetta Fanizza, La città giardino secondo l’agrarian urbanism: multifunzionalità in agricoltura e benessere sociale (From Garden Cities to Agrarian Urbanism: Bringing Agriculture into Social Wellness)
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