The presence of an increasingly socially and ethnically fragmented population at the urban level is at the origin of a series of claims for a "right to the city" as much fragmented and strikingly specific regarding their thematic focus and the groups they speak for. To explore how this fragmented urban citizenship manifests itself, this article analyzes the processes of coexistence and conflict within the neighborhoods near the railway stations of Padua and Mestre. From the methodo-logical point of view, the analysis adopted a "multilevel" approach, taking into ac-count the global and national economic and political dynamics that, interacting with local ones, contribute to generating the social processes analyzed in the con-sidered neighborhoods. Furthermore, in studying urban citizenship, an agency-centered approach has been adopted, conceiving it as a controversial process of space making and space claiming.
Keywords: Multiethnic neighborhoods, urban citizenship, citizens’ committees, symbolic boundaries, social boundaries, Veneto