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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 (

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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 114/2015 
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Giovanna Marconi, Mirko Marzadro, L’abitare urbano al plurale: immigrazione e questione casa
Micol Bronzini, Immigrazione e condizione abitativa nei complessi di edilizia pubblica (Immigration and housing conditions in public housing estates)
Francesco Della Puppa, Alte Ceccato, da vecchia cittadella industriale a snodo della diaspora bangladese (Alte Ceccato, from old industrial hamlet to crossroad of Bangladeshi diaspora)
Gabriella Esposito De Vita, Antonio Acierno, Allarme sociale e migranti: l’esperienza di un quartiere CEP a Napoli tra inclusione e segregazione (Social alarm and migrants: An experience of social housing in Naples amid inclusion and segregation)
Roberta Marzorati, La città multiculturale inaspettata: forme dell’abitare, differenze e pianificazione urbana a partire dal caso di una piccola città in Brianza (The unexpected multicultural city: Dwelling, differences and urban planning in the case of a small city in the Brianza region)
Giovanni Laino, Immigrazione fra concentrazione e segregazione occupazionale, scolastica e abitativa a Napoli (Migration between concentration and occupational, education and housing segregation segregation in Naples)
Elena Ostanel, Adriano Cancellieri, Diritto all’abitare e immigrazione: territori, geografie e attori
Laura Fregolent, Michelangelo Savino, Roberto Camagni, Ezio Micelli, Stefano Moroni, Alberto Roccella, Augusto Cusinato, Bertrando Bonfantini, Francesco Chiodelli, Dibattito
Giovanni Laino, Immigrazione fra concentrazione e segregazione occupazionale, scolastica e abitativa a Napoli

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Michelangelo Russo, Multiscalarità. Dimensioni e spazi della contemporaneità1 (Multiscalarity. Dimensions and spaces of contemporaneity)
Maria Federica Palestino, La costruzione sociale delle immagini nella città contemporanea. Una prospettiva post-lynchiana1 (Social construction of Contemporary City’s Images. A post-Lynch Perspective)
Mattia Bertin, Complessità e conoscenza, due questioni aperte nel confronto con l’emergenza (Complexity and knowledge, two open issues facing emergency)
Francesco Chiodelli, La spazialità islamica nelle città italiane: rilevanza, caratteristiche ed evoluzione (Muslim Spatialities in Changing Italian Cities: Relevance, Characteristics, and Evolution)
Nadia Caruso, Una politica che avanza in sordina: Torino e le sue pratiche abitative (A policy moving softly: Turin and its housing practices)
Nunzia Borrelli, Analizzare il quartiere di pilsen a Chicago utilizzando la mobilità come lente (Mobility as lens for observing the neighborhood of Pilsen in Chicago)
Giulia Bonafede, Grazia Napoli, Palermo multiculturale tra gentrification e crisi del mercato immobiliare nel centro storico (Multicultural Palermo between gentrification and real estate market crisis in the historical centre)
Massimo Castagnaro, Stefania Capogna, Riconoscimento, valutazione e certificazione della professionalità docente
A cura della Redazione, Recensioni

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Francesco Indovina, Il ritorno delle periferie
Ugo Rossi, Filippo Celata, Ripensare le politiche di sviluppo locale in Italia: un approccio territoriale-relazionale (Rethinking regional development policies in Italy: a territorial-relational approach)
Michela Barzi, Walter Antonio Marzoli, L’organizzazione del territorio in Lombardia alla prova del voto (Lombardy settlement patterns through the evidence of the election results)
Fabio Bronzini, Maria Angela Bedini, L’abbraccio città-campagna (The City-countryside embrace)
Luca Salvati, Il dilemma "compattezza-diffusione" verso una nuova urbanità meridionale? (Compactness or Dispersion? Towards a new Mediterranean Urbanization)
Corinna Morandi, Mario Paris, A territorial role for superplaces?
Chiara Rabbiosi, Turismo e commercio tra competizione economica e istanze culturali. Il caso della promozione turistica dello shopping a Parigi (Tourism and retail between economic competition and cultural issues. The tourism promotion of leisure shopping in Paris)
Fabio Bacchini, Architettura e generazioni future
Carlo Magnani, Progetto di architettura

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