In Italy, Strassoldo publishes a study on human ecology in 1977, and a conference on environmental sociology is held in 1988. The period 1993-2013 begins with Beato’s essay on environmental risks, and continues with the 1st National Congress of Italian Environmental Sociologists (1966). In 1998, Mela et al. publishes a book on the advances in this field. Since 2000, a large number of empirical studies have been written, as well as university textbooks, such as those authored by Pieroni (2002) or Pellizzoni & Osti (2003). Today’s literature is incredibly vast, with several theoretical currents (Tacchi, 2011a); usually, the sociologists criticize the big public works, often seen as sources of social conflict and of threat to the environment (Pellizzoni, 2011).