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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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Issue 99/2012 
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Alessandra Landi, Sviluppo sostenibile. Percorsi di rilocalizzazione (Sustainable Development. Re-localization Paths)
Giovanni Pieretti, Oltre la crisi il bene comune (Beyond the Crisis, Common Good)
Massimo Granchi, Sviluppo urbano e localismo. Note sulla nascita del concetto di sviluppo locale territoriale (Urban and Local Development Planning. Reflections on the Birth of the Concept of Local Development Planning)
Alessandra Landi, Il concetto di resilienza: origini, interpretazioni e prospettive (The Concept of Resilience: Origins, Interpretations and Perspectives)
Maurizio Bergamaschi, Distribuzione territoriale e modelli insediativi della popolazione straniera a Bologna (Territorial Distribution and Settlement Models of the Foreign Population in Bologna)
Francesca Mantovani, Città, sostenibilità e riqualificazione urbana (City, Sustainability and Urban Regeneration)
Alessandra Landi, Per un territorio sostenibile (For a Sustainable Territory)
Alessandra Landi, Verso una sociologia della sostenibilità: intervista a Colin Campbell (Towards a Sociology of Sustainability: an Interview with Colin Campbell)
Marco Castrignanò, Nota a margine dell’intervista a Colin Campbell (Marginal Note to Colin Campbell’s Interview)
Elena Musolino, Le Iniziative di Transizione. Per un patto di cura con i territori (Transition Initiatives, for a Pact of Care with Territory)
Viviana Calzati, Paola de Salvo, Il ruolo delle certificazioni territoriali nello sviluppo turistico dei territori minori: Piemonte, Umbria e Sicilia a confronto (The Role of Territorial Certifications in the Tourist Development of the Minor Areas: Piedmont, Umbria and Sicily in Comparison)
Giovanni Pieretti, Enzo Grossi, Guido Ferilli, Blessi Giorgio Tavano, Aree urbane, ambiente naturale e benessere. Il caso della città di Milano. (Urban Areas, Natural Environment and Well Being. The case of Milan)

Issue 98/2012 
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Maurizio Bergamaschi, Coltivare in città. Orti e giardini condivisi (City Farming: Community Vegetable Gardens)
Monica Caggiano, E’ ritornato il tempo delle ciliegie nei jardins partagés di Parigi (Back to the time of cherries, in the Jardins partagés in Paris)
Alessandra Olivi, Oltre il parco e l’orto urbano. Spazio pubblico in movimento e nuovi immaginari urbani (Besides the park and the urban garden. Moving Public space and new urban imaginary)
Roberta Paltrinieri, Stefano Draghetti, L’esperienza degli orti fuori suolo a teresina (The experience of Teresina soil-less gardens)
Paolo Costa, Aspetti sociali del risparmio energetico in ambito abitativo. Un modello teorico e un caso studio (Social aspects in domestic energy saving choices. A theoretical model and a case study)
Anna Uttaro, Dove si coltiva la città. Community gardening e riattivazione di spazi urbani (Where people cultivate cities: community gardening and re-activation of urban spaces)
Mario Coscarello, L’orto urbano come spazio sociale: il caso di Barcellona (The urban garden as a social space: a case study of Barcelona)
Caterina Attiani, L’agricoltura urbana (Urban Agricolture)
Guillaume Giroir, "Hard enclosure" and "soft enclosure" in the gated communities: some theoretical perspectives and empirical evidence in China ("Hard enclosure" and "soft enclosure" in the gated communities: some theoretical perspectives and empirical evidence in China)
Alfredo Mela, La sociologia del territorio: la storia, le prospettive (Territorial sociolgy: history and perspectives)

Issue 97/2012 
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Calvosa Fiammetta Mignella, Giovanni Pieretti, Introduzione
Sarah Chiodi, Città-campagna: abitare in-comune (City and country side: community housing)
Silvia Crivello, La città competitiva e sostenibile: alcune riflessioni sul rapporto fra i due discorsi (Competitive city and sustainable city: some reflections on the relationship between the two concepts)
Maria Luisa Bevivino, Defaral Sa Bopp: l'iniziativa dei migranti senegalesi per uno sviluppo rurale endogeno e sostenibile (Defaral Sa Bopp: the initiative of Senegalese migrants for an endogenous and sustainable rural development)
Leonardo Chiesi, Paolo Costa, L'immagine mentale dell'area vasta. Le categorie di Lynch applicate alla percezione del paesaggio (The Mental Image at a Large Scale. Lynchian Categories Applied to Landscape Perception)
Sara Mela, Reti d'impresa e beni collettivi locali per la competitività: il marchio Monferr.aLto (Networks of companies and local collective competition goods: the Monferr.aLto brand)
Mario Coscarello, Le reti di economia solidale per una trasformazione sociale (Solidarity economy networks and social changes)
Vittorio Martone, I conflitti ambientali come sperimentazione di comunità di rischio territorializzato (Environmental conflicts as experimentation of territorialized risk communities)
Manuela Nicosia, Valentina Pappalardo, Lo spazio urbano come oggetto di osservazione: valenze simboliche e aspetti funzionali (Observing the urban space: symbolic value and functional uses)
Blessi Giorgio Tavano, Cultura e benessere individuale: uno strumento di costruzione del capitale sociale (Culture and Individual Well Being: a tool for the improvement of Social Capital)
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