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Archive of Urban and Regional Studies (Archivio di studi urbani e regionali) was launched in 1968 by: Laura Balbo - Paolo Ceccarelli - Ada Becchi - Pietro L. Fano - Francesco Indovina - Bernardo Secchi - Guglielmo Zambrini

The journal was founded in 1968 to provide a forum for inter-disciplinary debate on social change, its particular modality, and the effects it has on urban and territorial organisation. Due to its scientific outlook it publishes mainly research reports and reflections on specific disciplinary aspects, as well as forays into different areas of social science, reviews of the latest literature and papers of original thought. The editorials express 'contentious' points of view on the most salient aspects of current political and cultural debate. The themes the journal addresses generally involve examination of the diverse aspects of social change, usually approached from a territorial viewpoint. Among the subjects covered most by contributors, all of whom are selected by the journal's editorial body, are issues inherent in the imbalance between territories; the characteristics and effects of the social and economic processes at work within cities and society; the evolutionary form of territorial areas and metropolitan zones, their features and relative problems, such as mobility, malaise, immigration. The main aims of the Archivio are: to promote disciplinary knowledge of the various issues that touch a territory and aid understanding of its dimensions and manifestations; to provide updates, as well as a voice for new interpretations or innovative approaches to social and economic processes. The main target audience of Archive of Urban and Regional Studies (Archivio di studi urbani e regionali) is the academic sector - researchers, economists, sociologists, territorial experts, urban planners, students of the respective disciplines - but also targeted are administrators and public decision makers interested in social change and the evolution of territorial usage and construction.

General editors: Laura Fregolent ( ) - Michelangelo Savino (
Scientific board: Angela Barbanente (Politecnico di Bari), Ada Becchi (Università IUAV di Venezia ), Cristina Bianchetti ( Politecnico di Torino ), Luisa M. Calabrese (Delft University of Technology ), Manuel Castells (University of Southern California ), Domenico Cersosimo ( Università della Calabria ), Simin Davoudi (Newcastle University ), Reid Ewing (University of Utah ), Susan S. Fainstein (Harvard University ), Laura Fregolent ( Università IUAV di Venezia), Prof. Nick Gallent (University College London)
, Enrico Gualini ( Technische Universität Berlin ), Francesco Indovina (Università IUAV di Venezia), Clara Irazábal Zurita (University of Missouri-Kansas City ), Giovanni Laino (Università degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II"), Jacques Lévy (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), Alan Mabin (University of Witwatersrand - Johannesburg ), Oriol Nel.lo i Colom (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona ), Peter Newman ( University of Westminster), Arturo Orellana Ossandón (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile), Michel Peraldi (IRIS - Institut de recherche interdisciplinaire sur les enjeux sociaux), Dominique Rivière (Université Paris7 Denis Diderot), Michelangelo Savino (Università degli Studi di Padova), Namperumal Sridharan ( School of Planning and Architecture - New Delhi), Prof. Erik Swyngedouw ( Department of Geography - The University of Manchester), Carlo Trigilia (Università degli Studi di Firenze), Luciano Vettoretto (Università IUAV di Venezia), Moira Zellner (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Editorial board: Marina Adriana Arena, Università degli Studi di Messina ( Abel Albet i Mas, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona ( Elena Besussi, University College London ( Francesca Decimo, Università degli Studi di Trento ( Carlo Cellamare, Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza (, Valeria Fedeli, Politecnico di Milano (, Gianfranco Franz, Università degli Studi di Ferrara ( (, Adriana Galderisi, Università degli Studi della Campania "Luigi Vanivitelli" ( Francesco Gastaldi, Università IUAV di Venezia (
Book review editor: Beniamino Murgante, Università degli Studi della Basilicata ( Camilla Perrone, Università degli Studi di Firenze ( Laura Pogliani, Politecnico di Milano ( Ombretta Romice, University of Strathclyde Glasgow ( Ugo Rossi, Università degli Studi di Torino, Giovanni Semi, Università degli Studi di Torino (
Amandine Spire, Université Paris 7 Denis Diderot ( Nicola Tollin, University of Southern Denmark ( ) Stefania Tonin, Università IUAV di Venezia ( Alfonso Valenzuela Aguilera, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos ( Alberto Vanolo, Università degli Studi di Torino ( Joan Vicente i Rufí, Universitat de Girona (

Editors: c/o Michelangelo Savino, Giudecca 483 - 30133 Venezia

The journal uses a double-blind peer-review policy using selected referees. The Editorial Board can previously consider the papers as irrelevant or non-rigorous or not appropriate to scientific standards. The assessment of the referees are always shown to the author. Referees listed below have reviewed anonymously: Volume XLV issues 109, 110 and 111; Volume XLVI issues 112, 113 and 114; Volume XLVII issues 115, 116, and 117; Volume XLVIII issues 118, 118/Special Issue, 119 and 120; Volume XLIX issues 121, 122 and 123; and received between 2014 and 2018.

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Issue 108/2013 
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Laura Fregolent, Michelangelo Savino, Stefania Tonin, Urban sprawl in Europe
Daniele Vazquez Pizzi, Per un’antropologia culturale dell’after-sprawl (For a Cultural Anthropology of After-Sprawl)
Stefan Fina, Paolo Pileri, Stefan Siedentop, Marta Maggi, Strategies to reduce land consumption. A comparison between italian and german city regions
Cristina López-i-Villanueva, i Rúbies Isabel Pujadas, i Carrasco Jordi Bayona, Households within the residential mobility process: the case of the Barcelona metropolitan region
Mara Balestrieri, Tanja Congiu, Il processo di diffusione urbana nel contesto sassarese. I conflitti tra città e campagna (Suburban Sprawl in the Agrarian Area around Sassary. Facing Conflicts between Town and Country)
Matteo Basso, A nord-est la dispersione non è finita. Una riflessione a partire dall’osservazione di alcune pratiche di trasformazione territoriale (In Northeastern Italy Sprawl Is Not Over. Considerations Starting from the Examination of some Projects, Between "Rhetorical" and "Real" Planning)
Angelo Besana, Giorgio Zoin, Riqualificazione e valorizzazione degli spazi periurbani. Il caso del chierese (Requalification and Exploitation of the Peri-urban Spaces. The Case of the Chierese)
A cura della Redazione, Recensioni

Issue 107/2013 
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A cura della Redazione, Un nuovo corso per archivio
Elena Ostanel, Zone di comfort: lo spazio pubblico nella città della differenza (Zones of Comfort: The Public Space in the City of Difference)
Simone Tulumello, Panopticon sud-europeo: (video) sorveglianza, spazio pubblico e politiche urbane (Southern European Panopticon: (Video) Surveillance, Public Space and the Urban Politics)
Valentina Talu, Qualità della vita urbana e approccio delle capacità (Quality of Urban Life and Capability Approach)
Anna Maria Colavitti, Sergio Serra, Il piano particolareggiato per il recupero del centro storico di Cagliari. prime considerazioni critiche sulla proposta di piano (Urban Renewal Plan for the Historic centre of Cagliari. Critical considerations on planning proposal)
Marco Platania, Adattamento e competizione dei distretti industriali italiani (Adaptation and Competition in Italian Industrial Districts)
Marco Cemaschi, Pensieri spettinati
A cura della Redazione, Recensioni
A cura della Redazione, Errata corrige

Issue 106/2013 
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A cura della Redazione, Editoriale. Per Guido Martinotti
Ada Becchi, Otto domande a Guido Martinotti sul "caso italiano" e le metropoli
Maria Luisa Faravelli, Maria Antonietta Clerici, Verso una nuova alleanza città/campagna: riflessioni sul parco agricolo sud Milano (Towards a New Alliance City/Countryside: Notes on South Milan Agricultural Park)
Enrico Gotero, Interazioni tra agricoltura e paesaggio (Interactions between Agriculture and Landscape)
Raffaella Coletti, Il discorso sulla coesione territoriale in Europa: le ragioni di un successo (Territorial Cohesion Discourse in Europe: The Reasons for Success)
Matteo Basso, Giorgio Borghelot, Trasformazioni a mezzo di accordi e conflitti territoriali (Regional transformations by means of public-private agreements and conflicts)
Daniela De Leo, Dibattito su: pianificazione e conflitti
Daniela De Leo, Pianificazione e conflitti
Giancarlo Paba, Camilla Perrone, Crisi, incertezza, conflitto: il territorio come opportunità
Alessandro Balducci, Trattare con il nemico: conflitti e trading zone nel gioco del piano
Ruba Saleh, Il ruolo cruciale delle pratiche entro la spazialità del conflitto israelo-palestinese
Paola Briata, Conflitti, risorse e politiche territoriali nella "Chinatown" di Milano: narrazioni a confronto
Laura Lieto, Dal recycling al welfare autoprodotto. il Bottle Bill di New York come assemblaggio di formale e informale
Anna Paola Di Risio, "Narrative in conflitto" nella città industriale del mediterraneo. Il caso Gela
Francesco Lo Piccolo, La dimensione etica dei compiti disciplinari nella contrapposizione tra valori non conciliabili
A cura della Redazione, Recensioni

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