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Critica degli ordinamenti spaziali
2 issues per year , ISSN 2279-8986 , ISSNe 2531-601X
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Born out of a previous editorial experience (CRU – Critica della Razionalità Urbanistica), CRIOS is an international planning journal grounded on the tradition of critique and open to different contributions from urban studies and social sciences. Spatial orderings are complex devices, socio-spatial configurations as well as systems of norms, to be questioned in the historical and political perspective of contemporary urbanism. The journal’s main aim is dealing with challenges and conflicts in the city, from climate change to social inequalities, from informal settlements to global migrations, entangled in multiple scales and worldly contexts. It is a bi-lingual publication, Italian and English, bridging different research traditions and agendas.
The journal has 4 sections: Cross-critics, a space for critique as a theoretical lever to understand phenomena and modes of organization of contemporary human settlements; Beyond democratic deliberation, dedicated to democracy not just as rational decision-making but also as a practice driven by emotions and non conventional communication practices; Beyond tolerance, focused on spatial orderings as means to fight social exclusion and discrimination and promote hospitality; Beyond sustainability, focused on a different notion of habitability and environmental justice, made of settlements and infrastructures more resilient and metabolically efficient, and open to needs and demands of an ever-changing society

General Editor : Laura Lieto
Editor: Enrico Formato
Scientific board: Alessandro Balducci, Robert Beauregard, Attilio Belli, Cristina Bianchetti, Alberto Clementi, Marco Cremaschi, John Forester, Carlo Gasparrini, Jean Hillier, Margo Huxley, Klaus R. Kunzmann, Patrick Le Galés, Francesco Lo Piccolo, Alberto Magnaghi, Gabriele Pasqui, Michelangelo Russo
Editorial scientific board: Fabio Amato, Libera Amenta, Anna Attademo, Filippo Barbera, Sara Basso, Gilda Berruti, Francesco Curci, Daniela De Leo, Lorenzo Fabian, Vincenzo Gioffrè, Giovanni Laino, Cristina Mattiucci Stefano Moroni, Federica Palestino, Camilla Perrone, Laura Sajia, Angelo Sampieri, Filippo Schilleci, Maurizio Zanardi, Federico Zanfi Editorial staff: Francesca Garzilli, Federica Vingelli

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Enrico Formato, La città ipercontestuale
Francesco Curci, Agim Kërçuku, Arturo Lanzani, Le geografie emergenti della contrazione insediativa in Italia. Analisi interpretative e segnali per le politiche (The emerging geographies of the shrinkage of the Italian territory. Interpretive analysis and signals for policies)
Lucina Caravaggi, Disconnessioni e infrastrutture di paesaggio (Disconnections and landscape infrastructures)
Francesca Garzilli, Latenze del paesaggio periurbano: in dialogo con François Jullien (Peri-urban landscape latencies: in conversation with François Jullien)
Fabiola Fratini, Oasi Verdi a San Lorenzo (Roma). La rigenerazione a piccoli passi (Green Oases in San Lorenzo (Rome). Regeneration step by step)
Fabio Amato, Giovanni Laino, Cristina Mattiucci, Ripensare l'ospitalità. I migranti nei paesaggi campani in trasformazione (Rethinking hospitality. Migrants in a changing Campania landscape)
Mario Ferrara, Campagne napoletane. Archeologie degli ordinamenti scomparsi (Rethinking hospitality. Migrants in a changing Campania landscape)
Federica Deo, Augusto Fabio Cerqua, Progettare l’incertezza. Coesistere dopo la fine del mondo (Design Uncertainty. Coexist after the end of the world)

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