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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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Emanuele Leonardi, Luigi Pellizzoni, Italian perspectives on world-ecology. Introduction
Viviana Asara, Laura Centemeri, Alessandra Corrado, Alice Dal Gobbo, Andrea Ghelfi, Luigi Pellizzoni, Salvo Torre, Commentary to Gennaro Avallone’Interview to Jason W. Moore
Maura Benegiamo, Pluralizzare il capitalocene, pensare la transizione. Investimenti agricoli in Africa e nuova questione agraria (Pluralizing capitalocene, rethinking the transition process. Agricultural investments in Africa and the new agrarian question)
Emanuele Leonardi, Italian theory e world-ecology. Per una teoria della crisi ecologica del capitalismo contemporaneo (Italian Theory and World-Ecology. For a Theory of the Ecological Crisis of Contemporary Capitalism)
Marco Castrignanò, Manuela Maggio, Isolamento sociale collettivo e risorse locali: il caso del Pilastro di Bologna (Collective social isolation and local resources: the case of Pilastro neighbourhood in Bologna)
A cura della Redazione, Abstracts
Jason W.Moore, World-ecology: a global conversation
Gennaro Avallone, L’ecologia-mondo capitalistica: tra accumulazione per appropriazione e processi di spazializzazione del capitale (The capitalist world-ecology: between accumulation by appropriation and processes of spatialization of capital)
Marco Fama, Il "discorso dello sviluppo sostenibile" e l’Agenda 2030 delle Nazioni Unite. Note da una prospettiva di ecologia-mondo (The "discourse of sustainable development" and the United Nations Agenda 2030. Notes from a world-ecology perspective)
Elena Musolino, Appunti di futuro da una "frontiera popolare" nel Sud Italia: l’esperienza del Comitato Ambientale Presilano (Future notes from Southern Italy’s "popular frontier": the experience of Environmental Committee of Presila. For an intersectional ecology-world perspective)
Giulia Mura, Nunzia Borrelli, Limiti e potenzialità delle azioni a contrasto dello spreco alimentare. Uno studio nei mercati rionali del Comune di Milano (Limits and potential of food waste. A study among Milano’s local markets)
A cura della Redazione, Recensioni

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Ilaria Beretta, Does ecogentrification exist in middle size cities? The case of Brescia, Italy
Roberta Cucca, Taking contextual differences into account in green gentrification research. The case of Vienna
Katrin Grossmann, Energy efficiency for whom? A conceptual view on retrofitting, residential segregation and the housing market
Klemen Plostajner, Maja Simoneti, Aidan Cerar, Primoz Medved, Is Ljubljana being eco-gentrified? The case of sustainable urban development of the city centre
Simona Totaforti, La città e i luoghi della memoria
A cura della Redazione, Recensioni
Ilaria Beretta, Roberta Cucca, Ecological gentrification. A european perspective. Introduction
Giovanni Carrosio, Natalia Magnani, Giorgio Osti, A mild rural gentrification driven by tourism and second homes. Cases from Italy
Cedric Goossens, «They have ruined everything»: Green gentrification in Ghent, Belgium
Annegret Haase, The changing role of green spaces and the impacts of greening in the context of urban regrowth. The case of Leipzig, Germany
Nunzia Borrelli, Giulia Corti, Investigare l’accessibilità economica al cibo. Definizione di uno studio metodologico e applicazione nella città di Milano
Stefano Spillare, Melissa Moralli, Innovazione sociale e turismo: nuove traiettorie di sviluppo nel contesto bolognese

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Giandomenico Amendola, Ricordo di Henri Lefebvre
Laurence Costes, La rivendicazione odierna del diritto alla città (The contemporary claim of the Right to the City)
Michael E. Gardiner, Henri Lefebvre e la sociologia della noia (Henri Lefebvre and the "Sociology of Boredom")
Daniele Vazquez Pizzi, Henri Lefebvre e la critica marxista dell’abitare (Henri Lefebvre and the Marxist critique of housing)
Giandomenico Amendola, Un urlo e una domanda
Piergiorgio Degli Esposti, confini ibridi della smart city nel processo di urbanizzazione della tecnologia (The soft boundaries of the smart city in the push to urbanise technology)
Guido Borelli, Henri Lefebvre: un Marxista nello spazio. «Ravi de vous revoir en Italie, M. Lefebvre»
Kanishka Goonewardena, Sinéad Petrasek, Henri Lefebvre e il diritto alla città: Storia, teoria, politica (Henri Lefebvre and the Right to the City: History, Theory, Politics)
Cassandra Fontana, Sperimentare i limiti del possibile, Lefebvre e l’utopia (Experimenting the limits of the possible, Lefebvre and utopia)
Guido Borelli, Henri Lefebvre: la rivoluzione come festa (Henri Lefebvre and the Revolution as a Festival)
Sylvain Sangla, Lo Stato, lo spazio e l’autogestione (Lefebvre; The State, the space and the self-management)
Rossana Galdini, Silvia De Nardis, Il riuso creativo per uno sviluppo locale partecipato. I casi di Officine zero e dell’Officina delle idee nel Lazio (Creative re-use for local participatory development. The case studies of OZ Officine Ze-ro and Project 33-Officina delle idee in Latium.)
Maurizio Bergamaschi, In cerca di casa

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