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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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Antonietta Mazzette, Fragilità del governo del territorio: tra assetti istituzionali, approcci teorici e pratiche sociali (Fragility of the territorial government: between institutional frameworks, theoretical approaches and social practices)
Marco Albertini, Caterina Segata, La rilevanza del livello municipale delle politiche di conciliazione. Uno studio dell’offerta di servizi pubblici (The relevance of the local level in the implementation on family-work reconciliation policies - a study)
Vincenzo Marrone, La costruzione sociale dell’efficienza energetica. Un approccio sistemico a CasaClima (The social construction of the energy efficiency. A systemic approach to CasaClima)
Elena Macchioni, Gianluca Maestri, Giulia Ganugi, Innovazione sociale e sviluppo territoriale. Quando la strada si fa comunità (Social street: citizenship and civic engagement)
Marco Castrignanò, Il ruolo pubblico della sociologia del territorio
Silvia Crivello, Il senso del luogo fra trasformazione e autenticità: il caso di via del Campo a Genova (Sense of place and authenticity: the case of via del Campo in Genoa)
Nunzia Borrelli, Matteo Colleoni, Giulia Corti, Anna Pettinaroli, Greta Scolari, Sistema e politiche alimentari urbane. Uno studio metodologico nella città di Milano (Food System and Urban food policies. A methodological research in Milan)
Giovanni Tocci, Valorizzazione del territorio e delle identità locali. Esempi di crescita ad impronta slow (Enhancement of territory and local identities. Slow examples of growth)
Agostino Petrillo, Gentrifornication - (Semi G. Gentrification. Tutte le città come Disneyland? Bologna: il Mulino, 2015)
A cura della Redazione, Referee 2015 -2017

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Serena Vicari Haddock, Enzo Mingione, Innovazione sociale e città (Social innovation and cities)
Leonardo Chiesi, Paolo Costa, Ricerca e progetto come innovazione sociale. Modelli di pratiche a confronto in tre casi studio (Research and design as social innovation. Comparing methodological paradigms in three case studies)
Francesco Pagliacci, Margherita Russo, Laura Sartori, Social innovation and natural disasters: the "Casa Italia" Plan
Camillo Tidore, Il dibattito sull’underclass: povertà e segregazione urbana alla fine del XX secolo (The debate on the underclass: urban poverty and segregation at the end of XX century)
A cura della Redazione, Recensioni
Marco Alberio, Innovazione sociale e territorio. Attori e pratiche per l’Empowerment e la trasformazione dei contesti locali
Melissa Moralli, Marco Alberio, Juan-Luis Klein, L’innovazione sociale tra sviluppo territoriale e trasformazione sociale: il caso del Québec (Social innovation between territorial development and social change: the case of Québec)
Gabrielle Lemarier-Saulnier, Yann Fournis, Un écovillage dans la ruralité québécoise: l’innovation territoriale, entre marginalité et droit à l’espace (An ecovillage in Québec’s rural environment: territorial innovation, between marginality and the right to space)
Rossana Galdini, Ripensare gli spazi pubblici. Usi temporanei e pratiche informali a Berlino (Re-thinking public spaces. Temporary uses and social practices in Berlin)
Bruno Cousin, Organizzazione scientifica, specificità nazionali e svolta comparativa: uno sguardo sugli ultimi quindici anni della sociologia urbana francese (Scientific organization, national specificities and comparative turn: looking back at the last fifteen years of French urban sociology)

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Giandomenico Amendola, Vivere la città in tempo di crisi (Living the city in a time of crisis)
Maurizio Bergamaschi, Marco Castrignanò, Un modello di sperimentazione di mix sociale nell’edilizia residenziale pubblica (An experiment for a social mix model in public housing)
Silvia Lucciarini, Politiche della casa a Roma: premesse per una missione (im)possibile? (Housing policies in Rome)
Alessandro Marata, Abitare la città contemporanea (Inhabiting the contemporary city)
Fabrizio Battistelli, I conflitti dell’abitare dalla lotta di classe alla "guerra tra poveri". Autoctoni e stranieri a Tor Sapienza (Roma) (Housing conflict. From the class struggle to the "war of the poor" between immigrants and natives)
Paolo de Pascali, L’eco-abitare urbano difficile: tra autosufficienza e prospettive di inclusione per la rigenerazione urbana (The uneasy urban eco-living: between self-sufficiency and prospects of inclusion for urban regeneration)
Silvia Mugnano, Nunzia Borrelli, La città in un cestino: i costi sociali dell’economia notturna e il fenomeno del littering nel quartiere Ticinese a Milano (The city in a bin: the social costs of the night economy and the littering case of Ticinese neighbourhood in Milan)
Rossana Galdini, L'abitare in tempo di crisi: individui, spazi, pratiche sociali
Rossana Galdini, Emergenza abitativa e pratiche informali. Il caso di Roma (Housing emergency and informal practices. The case of Rome.)
Matteo Colleoni, La dinamica temporale della localizzazione territoriale delle abitazioni in Italia in tempo di crisi (National distribution of dwellings in Italy in time of crisis)
Angelo Bertoni, Abitare lo spazio pubblico: le recenti esperienze di urbanistica temporanea a Marsiglia (Francia) (Living public spaces: recent experiencies of pop-up urbanism in Marseille (France))
Paola Veronica Dell’Aira, Partecipazioni e verifiche all’uso. Aporie dello spazio domestico tra progetto ed esistenza (Participation processes and post-occupancy evaluations. Aporias of domestic space between design and existence)
Letizia Carrera, La città e l’esperienza della crisi (The everyday urban experience in economic crisis)
Gabriele Manella, Paola de Salvo, Viviana Calzati, Verso modelli di governo urbano sostenibile e solidale: il caso Cittaslow in Emilia-Romagna (Towards sustainable urban governance models: the Cittaslow case in Emilia-Romagna)
A cura della Redazione, Recensioni

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