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Archive of Urban and Regional Studies (Archivio di studi urbani e regionali) was launched in 1968 by: Laura Balbo - Paolo Ceccarelli - Ada Becchi - Pietro L. Fano - Francesco Indovina - Bernardo Secchi - Guglielmo Zambrini

The journal was founded in 1968 to provide a forum for inter-disciplinary debate on social change, its particular modality, and the effects it has on urban and territorial organisation. Due to its scientific outlook it publishes mainly research reports and reflections on specific disciplinary aspects, as well as forays into different areas of social science, reviews of the latest literature and papers of original thought. The editorials express 'contentious' points of view on the most salient aspects of current political and cultural debate. The themes the journal addresses generally involve examination of the diverse aspects of social change, usually approached from a territorial viewpoint. Among the subjects covered most by contributors, all of whom are selected by the journal's editorial body, are issues inherent in the imbalance between territories; the characteristics and effects of the social and economic processes at work within cities and society; the evolutionary form of territorial areas and metropolitan zones, their features and relative problems, such as mobility, malaise, immigration. The main aims of the Archivio are: to promote disciplinary knowledge of the various issues that touch a territory and aid understanding of its dimensions and manifestations; to provide updates, as well as a voice for new interpretations or innovative approaches to social and economic processes. The main target audience of Archive of Urban and Regional Studies (Archivio di studi urbani e regionali) is the academic sector - researchers, economists, sociologists, territorial experts, urban planners, students of the respective disciplines - but also targeted are administrators and public decision makers interested in social change and the evolution of territorial usage and construction.

General editors: Laura Fregolent ( ) - Michelangelo Savino (
Scientific board: Angela Barbanente (Politecnico di Bari), Ada Becchi (Università IUAV di Venezia ), Cristina Bianchetti ( Politecnico di Torino ), Luisa M. Calabrese (Delft University of Technology ), Manuel Castells (University of Southern California ), Domenico Cersosimo ( Università della Calabria ), Simin Davoudi (Newcastle University ), Reid Ewing (University of Utah ), Susan S. Fainstein (Harvard University ), Laura Fregolent ( Università IUAV di Venezia), Prof. Nick Gallent (University College London)
, Enrico Gualini ( Technische Universität Berlin ), Francesco Indovina (Università IUAV di Venezia), Clara Irazábal Zurita (University of Missouri-Kansas City ), Giovanni Laino (Università degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II"), Jacques Lévy (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), Alan Mabin (University of Witwatersrand - Johannesburg ), Oriol Nel.lo i Colom (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona ), Peter Newman ( University of Westminster), Arturo Orellana Ossandón (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile), Michel Peraldi (IRIS - Institut de recherche interdisciplinaire sur les enjeux sociaux), Dominique Rivière (Université Paris7 Denis Diderot), Michelangelo Savino (Università degli Studi di Padova), Namperumal Sridharan ( School of Planning and Architecture - New Delhi), Prof. Erik Swyngedouw ( Department of Geography - The University of Manchester), Carlo Trigilia (Università degli Studi di Firenze), Luciano Vettoretto (Università IUAV di Venezia), Moira Zellner (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Editorial board: Marina Adriana Arena, Università degli Studi di Messina ( Abel Albet i Mas, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona ( Elena Besussi, University College London ( Francesca Decimo, Università degli Studi di Trento ( Carlo Cellamare, Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza (, Valeria Fedeli, Politecnico di Milano (, Gianfranco Franz, Università degli Studi di Ferrara ( (, Adriana Galderisi, Università degli Studi della Campania "Luigi Vanivitelli" ( Francesco Gastaldi, Università IUAV di Venezia (
Book review editor: Beniamino Murgante, Università degli Studi della Basilicata ( Camilla Perrone, Università degli Studi di Firenze ( Laura Pogliani, Politecnico di Milano ( Ombretta Romice, University of Strathclyde Glasgow ( Ugo Rossi, Università degli Studi di Torino, Giovanni Semi, Università degli Studi di Torino (
Amandine Spire, Université Paris 7 Denis Diderot ( Nicola Tollin, University of Southern Denmark ( ) Stefania Tonin, Università IUAV di Venezia ( Alfonso Valenzuela Aguilera, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos ( Alberto Vanolo, Università degli Studi di Torino ( Joan Vicente i Rufí, Universitat de Girona (

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Issue 120/2017 
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Niccolò Cuppini, «Mettendo in discussione l’"epoca urbana"»: note introduttive
Neil Brenner, Christian Schmid, Mettendo in discussione l’"epoca urbana" (The "Urban Age" in Question)
Antonio Calafati, Francesca Mazzoni, L’area metropolitana di Napoli: interdipendenze territoriali e integrazione istituzionale
Matteo Del Fabbro, Concettualizzazioni e rappresentazioni dell’area urbana di Milano (1986-2016) (Conceptualisations and Representations of Milan Urban Area (1986-2016))
Enzo Falco, Alessandro Boca, Strumenti urbanistici e fiscali per il recupero degli incrementi di valore immobiliare: una lettura storica del caso italiano (Italian planning and fiscal tools for land value recapture: a historical review)
Gianluca Frediani, Linz fra acciaio e arti multimediali. La "città creativa" come laboratorio dell’utopia urbana post-industriale (Linz between Steel and Media Arts. The "creative city" as a laboratory of post-industrial urban utopia)
Cora Fontana, La titolarizzazione della proprietà informale. Consensi e critiche del pensiero di Hernando de Soto (Land titling and informal property rights: Critique and consensus of Hernando de Soto theory)
A cura della Redazione, Recensioni

Issue 119/2017 
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Pier Luigi Cervellati, Leonardo Benevolo, un maestro da non dimenticare e da non stravolgere. Leonardo Benevolo, un maestro da non dimenticare e da non tradire
Carlo Cellamare, Il "New Metropolitan Mainstream" a Roma. Politiche e pratiche dell’abitare in rapporto alle "centralità" e alle polarità commerciali (The "New Metropolitan Mainstream" in Rome. Policies and dwelling practices in relation to "centralities" and commercial polarities)
Angioletta Voghera, Un patrimonio "minore". Capitale fisso sociale e ricostruzione di contesti territoriali (Minor Heritages. "Fixed social capital" and reconstruction of territorial contexts)
Valentina Gingardi, Processi di trasformazione urbana a Milano: il caso di Lambrate (Processes of urban transformation in Milan: the case of Lambrate)
Luca Daconto, Matteo Colleoni, Luc Gwiazdzinski, L’accessibilità spaziale potenziale alle opportunità urbane. Un’analisi comparata tra la città metropolitana di Milano e la metropoli di Lione (The potential spatial accessibility to urban opportunities. A comparative analysis in the metropolitan cities of Milan and Lyon)
Matteo Basso, Grandi eventi: aspetti processuali e di governance
Matteo Basso, Sulla dimensione "eccezionale" dei grandi eventi. Governare «routines eccezionali» a Londra e a Milano (On the "exceptional" dimension of mega-events. Managing «exceptional routines » in London and Milan)
Stefano Di Vita, Planning and governing large events in Italy: from Milan to Rome
Mark I. Wilson, Mega Event Planning: The Development and Impact of Shanghai Expo2010
Matteo Melchiorre, Il paesaggio invisibile. La costruzione monastica del territorio negli interstizi del Veneto contemporaneo
Fabio Minutoli, Rafael García Quesada, La riqualificazione energetica dell’housing sociale attraverso interventi economico-sostenibili
Valter Scelsi, La filosofia del balcone basso. Eventi nel disegno della Milano del ’900
A cura della Redazione, Recensioni

Issue Suppl. 118/2017 
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Laura Fregolent, Alfonso Valenzuela Aguilera, La casa en crisis: dinámicas financieras, concentración del capital y el mercado inmobiliario (Housing crisis: financial dynamics, concentration of capital and the real estate market)
Antonio Daher, Crisis en la producción financiarizada del espacio (Crisis in the financialized production of space)
Alfonso Valenzuela-Aguilera, Entre el estado y el mercado: la crisis de la finaciarización de la vivienda de interés social en México (Between the market and the State: the crisis of financialization of social housing in Mexico)
Rafael Monroy Ortiz, Apuntes sobre la participación del sector privado en el desarrollo de vivienda social en México (Notes on the participation of private social housing development in Mexico)
Nicolás Cuervo Ballesteros, Samuel Jaramillo González, Política de vivienda y reformas liberales en Colombia (1990-2015) (Housing policies and neoliberal reforms in Colombia (1990-2015))
Cassandra Fontana, Jacopo Lareno Faccini, Il sistema integrato di fondi immobiliari e il processo di finanziarizzazione della casa sociale (The Integrated System of Real Estate Investment Trust and the social housing’s finacialization process)
Elisabetta Capelli, Chi ha bisogno del social housing? L’edilizia privata sociale tra valenza pubblica e mercato immobiliare (Who needs social housing? The social private housing between public value and housing market)
Stefania Proli, Simona Tondelli, Oltre l’emergenza: potenzialità dell’housing sociale nelle politiche urbanistiche della regione Emilia-Romagna (Beyond the emergency: potentiality of social housing in the Emilia-Romagna region urban policies)
Davide Leone, Agro Pontino: quando gli stranieri battono il ceto medio nella competizione per l’alloggio (Agro Pontino: when foreigners beat the middle class in housing competition)
Carles Donat, Crisis, ciclo inmobiliario y segregación urbana en la región metropolitana de Barcelona (Crisis, real estate cycle and urban segregation in the Barcelona metropolitan region)
Teresa Graziano, Evoluzione di una metropoli: Parigi, tra crisi degli alloggi, social mix e gentrification (Evolution of a metropolis: Paris, between crisis of housing, social mix and gentrification)

Issue 118/2017 
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Lidia Decandia, L’invenzione della Costa Smeralda: la costruzione di un simulacro come embrione di un’inedita realtà urbana (The Costa Smeralda (Emerald Coast) invention: the construction of a simulacrum as an embryo of an unprecedented urban reality)
Cristian Cannaos, Giuseppe Onni, Sardegna: ad marginem (Sardinia: ad marginem)
Daniela Poli, Campagne insorgenti. Agricoltura contadina e "bene comunitario" nella fattoria di Mondeggi a Firenze1 (Insurgent countrysides. Peasant agriculture and "common" in Mondeggi Farm, Florence)
Serena Ciabò, Lorena Fiorini, Francesco Zullo, Consuelas Giuliani, Alessandro Marucci, Simona Olivieri, Bernardino Romano, L’emergenza post-sisma a L’Aquila, enfasi di una pianificazione debole (The post-quake emergency in L’Aquila: emphasis on weak planning)
Arturo Di Bella, Rio de Janeiro e il sogno della città globale: mega-eventi e politica urbana (Rio de Janeiro and the dream of a global city: mega-events and urban policy)
Maria Antonietta Clerici, Nuove geografie dell’industria manifatturiera e sfide per la pianificazione territoriale in Emilia-Romagna (New geographies in manufacturing industry and challenges for territorial planning in Emilia-Romagna)
Samantha Cenere, Smart city e adattamento ai cambiamenti climatici: i casi Genova e Copenhagen a confronto (Smart City and Climate Adaptation: A Comparative Analysis of Genoa and Copenhagen)
Luciano Vettoretto, Laura Fregolent, Rassegne. Trasformazioni in atto nel Veneto della Terza Italia
Elisa Vescovo, Rassegne. Limitare il consumo di suolo in Italia è possibile. una riflessione a partire dalle politiche e pratiche europee ed italiane in corso
A cura della Redazione, Recensioni

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