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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 suppl. 129/2020 
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Ivan Blecic, Valeria Saiu, Il futuro della rendita (ripetere Sullo)
Ezio Micelli, La cattura della rendita nello sviluppo delle città: perequazione, diritti edificatori e accordi pubblico/privato (The capture of value in the development of the cities: equalization, development rights and public/private agreements)
Vittorio Ferri, Il contributo straordinario per le trasformazioni urbane, l’imposta di scopo e il bilancio partecipativo: tre strumenti per il finanziamento della città pubblica (The extraordinary contribution for urban transformations, the earmarked tax and the participatory budget: three tools for financing the public city)
Barbara Pizzo, Rendita e metropolizzazione. Il caso di Roma (Urban rent and metropolization. The case of Rome)
Simone Rusci, Elisabetta Pozzobon, La rendita attraverso l’edilizia residenziale pubblica: i quartieri INA-Casa come marker della rendita differenziale (Land Rent through Public Housing: the INA-Casa neighborhoods as a differential rent marker)
Cristian Cannaos, Giuseppe Onni, Rendita urbana negativa, valore d’uso e politiche di rigenerazione urbana. Il caso della Sardegna (Negative urban rent, use value and urban regeneration policies. The case of Sardinia)
Francesco Zullo, Simone Rusci, Lo shock sismico al servizio della speculazione: dinamiche immobiliari e rendita urbana nella città dell’Aquila (The seismic shock at the service of speculation: real estate dynamics and urban land rent in the city of L’Aquila)
Giampiero Lombardini, Paolo Rosasco, Trasformazione urbana tra convenienze private ed interessi pubblici. Il waterfront di Genova (Urban transformation between private advantage and public interests. The waterfront of Genoa)
Alessandra Esposito, La città turistica e la ristrutturazione digitale della rendita urbana (The tourist city and the digital restructuring of the urban rent)
Michèle Pezzagno, Anna Richiedei, Quale futuro per la rendita? Riflessioni e tendenze di ricerca (Which future for land rent? Considerations and research trends)

Issue 129/2020 
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Francesco Gastaldi, Leonardo Benevolo, la città e la storia. Un intellettuale fra impegno sociale e civile
Giancarlo Cotella, Elisabetta Vitale Brovarone, La strategia nazionale per le aree interne: una svolta place-based per le politiche regionali in Italia
Giusy Pappalardo, Laura Saija, Per una SNAI 2.0 come occasione di apprendimento istituzionale. Riflessioni a margine di un processo di ricerca-azione
Michele Ercolini, Il ruolo dei sistemi fluviali nel progetto di territorio: problematiche, "ossimori urbanistici", dimensioni strategiche
Paolo de Pascali, Annamaria Bagaini, Reti energetiche locali e insediamenti in Italia
Lorenzo De Vidovich, The outline of a post-suburban debate in Italy
Rossella Moscarelli, Il turismo lento come occasione di pianificazione territoriale e di rinnovamento urbano. Il caso del Cammino di Santiago
A cura della Redazione, Recensioni

Issue 128/2020 
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Francesco Indovina, La città dopo il coronavirus
Oriol Nel.lo, La città non è la causa dell’epidemia
Paola Pucci, I territori dell’auto elettrica: oltre il paradigma urbanocentrico
Annalisa Giampino, Chiara Giubilaro, Marco Picone, Esplorare la povertà urbana in una prospettiva mediterranea: il caso del quartiere CEP a Palermo (Exploring urban poverty from a mediterranean perspective: the case of the CEP neighborhood in Palermo)
Cinzia B. Bellone, Paolo Trevisani, Antonio Colonna, Piazza Testaccio: esperienza di partecipazione nel recupero di uno spazio urbano nel centro storico di Roma (Piazza Testaccio: experience of participation and urban regeneration of a square in the historical center of Rome)
Marta De Marchi, Foodspace. Leggere le trasformazioni territoriali attraverso lo spazio del cibo: il caso Veneto (Foodspace. Reading the territorial transformations through the space of food: Veneto Region)
Matteo Basso, Nuovi isolani? Un’indagine sui nuovi abitanti delle isole minori della laguna di Venezia (New islanders? A survey on the new inhabitants of the smaller lagoon islands of Venice)
Stefano De Falco, Symbiotic Relationships between SEZ and Urban Societies
Comitato di Redazione, Recensioni

Issue suppl. 127/2020 
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Isidoro Fasolino, Michele Grimaldi, The urban planning efficiency of settlements. Techniques and actions
Maddalena Floris, Corrado Zoppi, Ecosystem services and spatial planning: a study on the relationship between carbon sequestration and land-taking processes
Francesco Scorza, Lucia Saganeiti, Angela Pilogallo , Beniamino Murgante, Ghost planning: the inefficiency of energy sector policies in a low population density region1
Antonia Arena, Francesco Domenico Moccia, Efficiency at metropolitan planning level
Paolo La Greca, Francesco Martinico, Urban resilience in land use master plans. Two sicilian cases
Michelangelo Russo, Reconsideration of efficacy in transitional urban planning. A case study
Roberto Gerundo, Gabriella Graziuso, The performance evaluation of community facilities and services
Carmela Gargiulo, Floriana Zucaro, Greening networks for smart and resilient cities: from methodology to application in densely built urban contexts
Pasquale De Toro, Francesca Nocca, Francesca Buglione, Evaluations for a new performance-based approach in urban planning
Isidoro Fasolino, Francesca Coppola, Michele Grimaldi, A model for urban planning control of the settlement efficiency. A case study

Issue 127/2020 
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Igor Costarelli, La gestione dell’housing sociale (The management of social housing)
Alessandro Boldo, Raffaella Freschi, Dieci anni di politiche per la domanda: note sul Piano Casa del Veneto (Ten years of demand side policies: notes on Veneto "Housing Plan" law)
Mario Paris, Nausicaa Pezzoni, Rigenerare il territorio, disseminare le progettualità. La ricognizione delle opportunità di trasformazione della periferia milanese (Territorial regeneration and project dissemination. Exploring the opportunity of transformation in Milan metropolitan peripheries)
Adriana Galderisi, Giuseppe Guida, Territori periurbani oltre la sostenibilità: luoghi snodo per l’attivazione di strategie rigenerative (Periurban territories beyond sustainability: junction areas for activating regenerative strategies)
Elena Tarsi, Diletta Vecchiarelli, Una lettura critica degli insediamenti informali dei lavoratori stagionali: il caso della piana di Gioia Tauro (A critical assess of Informal Settlements for seasonal workers: the case of Plain of Gioia Tauro)
Sandro Fabbro, Ecopolis vs cosmopolis: un’altra strada contro e oltre la deterritorializzazione. Una riflessione a partire dal caso italiano (Ecopolis vs cosmopolis: another way against and beyond deterritorialization. A reflection starting from the Italian case)
Pasquale Balena, Domenico Camarda, Dino Borri, Maria Giustozzi, Partecipazione e cognizione multi-agente nella strategia territoriale per Taranto: note prodromiche al nuovo piano (Participation and multi-agent cognition in the territorial strategy for Taranto (Italy): prodromal notes to the new plan)
A cura della Redazione, Recensioni

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