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Critica degli ordinamenti spaziali
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Born out of a previous editorial experience (CRU – Critica della Razionalità Urbanistica), CRIOS is an international planning journal grounded on the tradition of critique and open to different contributions from urban studies and social sciences. Spatial orderings are complex devices, socio-spatial configurations as well as systems of norms, to be questioned in the historical and political perspective of contemporary urbanism. The journal’s main aim is dealing with challenges and conflicts in the city, from climate change to social inequalities, from informal settlements to global migrations, entangled in multiple scales and worldly contexts. It is a bi-lingual publication, Italian and English, bridging different research traditions and agendas.
The journal has 4 sections: Cross-critics, a space for critique as a theoretical lever to understand phenomena and modes of organization of contemporary human settlements; Beyond democratic deliberation, dedicated to democracy not just as rational decision-making but also as a practice driven by emotions and non conventional communication practices; Beyond tolerance, focused on spatial orderings as means to fight social exclusion and discrimination and promote hospitality; Beyond sustainability, focused on a different notion of habitability and environmental justice, made of settlements and infrastructures more resilient and metabolically efficient, and open to needs and demands of an ever-changing society

Editor-in-chief: Attilio Belli Managing Editor: Laura Lieto Scientific Committee: Alessandro Balducci, Robert Beauregard, Cristina Bianchetti, Alberto Clementi, Carlo Donolo, Antonio Font, John Forester, Jean Hillier, Margo Huxley, Klaus R. Kunzmann, Patrick Le Galés, Nicola Giuliano Leone, Alberto Magnaghi, Giuseppe Zollo Editors: Luciano Brancaccio, Lucina Caravaggi, Marco Cremaschi, Lidia Decandia, Daniela De Leo, Enrico Formato, Carlo Gasparrini, Giovanni Laino, Daniela Lepore, Mariavaleria Mininni, Stefano Moroni, Federica Palestino, Gabriele Pasqui, Michelangelo Russo, Angelo Sampieri, Luciano Vettoretto, Maurizio Zanardi Editorial staff: Libera Amenta, Marika Castigliano, Marica Miano

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Attilio Belli, Editoriale
Luca Gaeta, Planning to survive: imagining the world catastrophe in science fiction
Elena Ostanel, Culture e rigenerazione urbana: il caso del quartiere multiculturale di Charlois, Rotterdam (Cultures and urban regeneration. the case of the multi-cultural neighbourhood of Charlois, Rotterdam)
Daniela De Leo, John Forester, Italian planning overview and perspectives through stories and profiles. Notes from a critical pragmatist research on planning practices A Bias
Paolo De Pascali, Michele Reginaldi, Inclusive energy as model of sharing sustainability for planning
Giulia Sonetti, Di cosa parlano quando parlano di resilienza urbana (What they talk about when they talk about urban resilience)
Luca Garavaglia, La governance dei sistemi locali nella società dell’informazione: un contributo dagli studi sulle reti organizzative (The governance of local systems in the information society: a contribution from organizational studies)
Libera Amenta, Anna Attademo, Circular wastescapes. Waste as a resource for periurban landscapes planning

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Laura Lieto, Editoriale
Rosario Pavia, Compost city
Stefano Moroni, Francesco Chiodelli, Urbanistica, moschee e altri luoghi di culto. Riflessioni a partire da una recente legge della regione Lombardia (Urban planning, mosques and other worship places)
Luca Tricarico, Imprese di comunità come fattore territoriale: riflessioni a partire dal contesto italiano (Community enterprises as a territorial factor in the italian context)
Nunzia Borrelli, Governance urbana del food system. Un’introduzione al dibattito (Urban governance of food system)
Rocco Papa, Carmela Gargiulo, Alfredo Natale, Nuove tecnologie, comportamenti individuali e stili di vita: il ruolo delle comunità locali nella realizzazione della smart city (New technologies, individual behaviors and life style)

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