In current theoretical and policy debate concerning urban regeneration in Europe, the neighbourhood has re-emerged as an important setting. The aim of the study is to gain a greater insight into the outcome of urban regeneration program realized in a neighbourhood in Turin. Evidence is offered from a survey on orientations and behaviours concerning social relationships in the area, after two years from the intervention. The core question of the paper is whether and how the effect of cohesion and cooperation among people living in the same area has not verified, as expected from the social mix program. The paper argues about mechanisms explaining the partial failure of this experiment, focusing on the experience of daily inclusion/exclusion from a specific shared place.
Keywords: Cooperation, social cohesion, social mix, urban experience, urban regeneration.