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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 111/2016 
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Fabio Carnelli, Ivan Frigerio, A socio-spatial vulnerability assessment for disaster management: insights from the 2012 emilia earthquake (italy) (A socio-spatial vulnerability assessment for disaster management:insights from the 2012 Emilia earthquake (Italy))
Anna Maria Zaccaria, Sara Zizzari, Spaces of resilience: Irpinia 1980, Abruzzo 2009
Monica Musolino, Communities and inhabited environment in the sociospatial reconstruction after a disaster: two italian stories (Communities and inhabited environment in the socio-spatial reconstruction after a disaster: two italian stories)
Stefania Ferraro, La configurazione spaziale delle politiche sociali in alcune aree del disagio napoletano (The spatial configuration of the social policies in the disadvantaged areas of Naples)
Silvia Crivello, Città e sfida ambientale: prospettive e limiti del dibattito sulle post-carbon cities (Cities and climate change: a reflection on the debate on the post-carbon cities)
A cura della Redazione, Abstracts
Alfredo Mela, Silvia Mugnano, Davide Olori, "Vulnerable italy": between academic debate and a moltitude of social and political actors
Davide Olori, Post-disaster reconstruction in Constitución, Chile
Bernardo Cattarinussi, The phases of the Friuli earthquake
Fabio Carnelli, Giuseppe Forino, Sara Zizzari, L’aquila 2009-2016. The earthquake in the italian social sciences
Elena Battaglini, Resilienza come esito stabile o processo di territorializzazione? Uno studio di caso in Serbia (Resilience as output or territorialisation process? A case-study from Serbia)
A cura della Redazione, Recensioni

Issue 110/2016 
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Gennaro Avallone, Comunità e studi di comunità in Italia. dalla centralità delle comunità umane alla prospettiva delle comunità socio-ecologiche (Community and community studies in Italy. From the centrality of the human communities to the perspective of social-ecological communities)
Simone Tosi, Tommaso Vitale, Vivere nella comunità locale. Una questione politica nella storia della sociologia urbana italiana (How is living in local communities? A political issue in the history of Italian urban sociology)
Alfredo Mela, Per una nuova generazione di studi di comunità (Towards a new generation of community studies)
Alessandro Martelli, Lotta alla povertà e articolazione locale delle policies. il caso della carta acquisti sperimentale (Fight against poverty and local policies. The new social card)
Alice Lomonaco, Riuso e temporaneità nella città contemporanea (G. Campagnoli, Riusiamo l’Italia. Gruppo24ore, 2014)
A cura della Redazione, Abstract
Guido Borelli, Introduzione
Gabriele Manella, "Sporcarsi le mani e i bordi dei pantaloni": La lezione Chicaghese negli studi di comunità ("Getting your hands and the seat of your pants dirty": the Chicago School lesson in the community studies today)
Gian-Luigi Bulsei, Essere comunità in condizioni avverse (Being community in adverse conditions)
Guido Borelli, Attraverso il mainstream degli studi di comunità: identità, luoghi e rappresentazioni (Through the mainstream of community studies. Identity, places and representations)
Antonietta Mazzette, Sara Spanu, Alla ricerca della sicurezza totale negli spazi urbani: due studi di caso (Seeking total security in urban spaces: two case studies)
Vincenzo Marrone, Recensioni

Issue 109/2016 
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Sana Huque, Sarmistha Pattanaik, Devanathan Parthasarathy, Are sustainable cities "sustainable" for the poor? a study of kolkata in eastern india (Le città sostenibili sono "sostenibili" per i poveri? Uno studio a Calcutta in India orientale,)
Sara Isabella Chiodi, Strumenti intelligenti per città più sicure (Smart Tools for Safer Cities)
Alessandra Decataldo, Licia Lipari, Analisi del fenomeno del littering negli spazi pubblici urbani. Il caso di Milano (Analysis of the Littering Phenomenon in Urban Public Spaces. The Case Study of Milan)
Davide Diamantini, Nunzia Borrelli, Approccio human-centred per una governance inclusiva delle città contemporanee. I principi slow nella città smart (Human Centered Approach in Inclusive Urban Governance. Slow Principles in Smart Cities)
A cura della Redazione, Recensioni
Riley Dunlap, In remembrance of Fulvio Beato
Silvia Crivello, Capitale, natura e città: ecologia politica urbana dell’inceneritore del Gerbido a Torino (Capital, Nature and the City: Urban Political Ecology of the Gerbido Waste Incinerator in Turin)
Alice Dal Gobbo, Il discorso dello "sviluppo sostenibile": critica di una fantasia ideologica (The "Sustainable Development" Discourse: a Critique of an Ideological Fantasy)
Antonio Russo, Il mezzogiorno tra deindustrializzazione e innovazione tecnologica (The South of Italy between deindustrialization and technological innovation)
Paola de Salvo, Viviana Calzati, Agricoltura sociale e detenzione: l’esperienza della Cooperativa 153 nella casa circondariale Capanne di Perugia (Social agriculture and detention: the experience of the Cooperative 153 in Capanne district prison in Perugia)
A cura della Redazione, Abstracts

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