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Sociologia urbana e rurale has been founded in 1979 by Paolo Guidicini. Maurizio Bergamaschi is the current General Editor. This journal is promoted and managed by the Center for Studies on City and Territory Problems (Ce.P.Ci.T) of the Department of Sociology and Business Law at the University of Bologna and is published quarterly by Franco Angeli.
Sociologia urbana e rurale It is the only Italian journal of sociology of the environment and the territory and publishes theoretical and empirical studies mainly related to the transformations of urban and rural areas. Particular attention is paid to their socio-spatial configurations, poverty and social exclusion, urban governance, migratory movements at local and international scale, environmental issues, architectural design and urban planning, tourism, and new metropolitan populations.
The journal also includes methodological essays, history of the discipline, and bibliographic reviews on specific topics. The journal does not intend to limit itself to sociology, but rather to revive the debate with other disciplines and professional figures, particularly architects, urbanists and geographers, interrupted for some time. The journal intends to broaden publishing opportunities, to stimulate debate, and to compare ideas and research results. This journal not only uses the collaboration with Italian scholars but also with international ones, and for this reason, prominent European and American researchers have agreed to join the Executive Board.
The structure of the journal includes a monographic section in every issue, committed to one or two editors, indicated by the steering Committee, presented and introduced by them, but it also includes, in a second section, studies and researches, reports, reflections on specific disciplinary aspects, bibliographical reviews of the most up-to-date literature. Each journal issue has also a section for national and international books reviews. Each year, the Executive Board plans the topics of the monographic section and its editors.
Editors are committed to launch an international call for paper that will be advertised on the journal’s website and on the Sociology of Territory section website of the Italian Association of Sociology (AIS), or directly requesting potential contributors. The Executive Board reserves the right to evaluate proposals for the monographic section of the journal. All authors are invited to submit a monographic number to the Executive Board.
The articles are expected to be published in one of the following languages: Italian, French, English, German and Spanish.
The articles proposed for publication are submitted to an Evaluation Committee.
The authors must present their articles with a brief summary (10 lines) and 6 key words in Italian and English.

General Editor: Maurizio Bergamaschi (
Executive board: Marco Alberio (UQAR Université du Québec à Rimouski), Maurizio Ambrosini (Università di Milano), Giandomenico Amendola (Università di Firenze), Franco Bianchini (Leeds Metropolitan University), Paola Bonora (Università di Bologna), Marc Breviglieri (Haute Ecole Spécialisée di Ginevra), Marco Castrignanò (Università di Bologna), Pier Luigi Cervellati (IUAV), Ada Cavazzani (Università della Calabria), Terry Clark (University of Chicago), Alessia de Biase (LAA-LAVUE -UMR 7218 CNRS- Ecole nationale superieure de Paris la Villette), Michael Dear (University of California, Berkeley), Nancy Duxbury (Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra), Alberto Gasparini (Università di Trieste), Nancy Holman (London School of Economics), Ray Hutchison (University of Wisconsin - Green Bay), Tom Hutton (University of British Columbia, Vancouver), Richard Ingersoll (Syracuse University Firenze), Yuri Kazepov (Università di Milano Bicocca), Volker Kirchberg, (Institut für Soziologie und Kulturorganisation, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg), Jean Francois Laé (Universitè Paris VIII), John Logan (Brown University), Eduardo Cesar Leão Marques (Universidade de São Paulo), Ezio Marra (Università di Milano Bicocca), Guido Martinotti (Università di Milano Bicocca) †, Antonietta Mazzette (Università di Sassari), Alfredo Mela (Politecnico di Torino), Enzo Mingione (Università di Milano Bicocca), Fiammetta Mignella Calvosa (LUMSA di Roma), Ali Modarres (Department of Geosciences and Environment at California State University, Los Angeles), Harvey Molotch (New York University), Nicola Negri (Università di Torino), Giampaolo Nuvolati (Università di Milano Bicocca), Simon Parker (University of York), Carlo Petrini (Università degli studi di Scienze Gastronomiche), Giovanni Pieretti (Università di Bologna), Osvaldo Pieroni (Università della Calabria), Fortunata Piselli (Università di Napoli Federico II), Juan José Pujadas (Universitat Rovira I Virgili di Tarragona), Jason Prior (University of Technology, Sydney), Dean J. Saitta (University of Denver), Mario Small (University of Chicago), Richard Taub (University of Chicago), Antonio Tosi (Politecnico di Milano), Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay (TÉLUQ, Université du Québec), Francesca Zajczyk (Università di Milano Bicocca)..Editors: Mario Boffi (Università di Milano Bicocca), Matteo Colleoni (Università di Milano Bicocca), Alessandra Corrado (Università della Calabria), Enrico Ercole (Università del Piemonte Orientale), Monica Gilli (Università di Milano Bicocca), Carlo Gelosi (Università per stranieri Dante Alighieri di Reggio Calabria), Alessandra Landi (Università di Bologna), Gabriele Manella (Università di Bologna), Francesca Mantovani (Università di Bologna), Michela Morello (Università di Palermo), Alessandra Olivi (Universidad de Sevilla), Agostino Petrillo (Politecnico di Milano), Asterio Savelli (Università di Bologna), Camillo Tidore (Università di Sassari).Editorial staff: Alice Lomonaco (coordinatrice, Università di Bologna), Luca Daconto (Università di Milano Bicocca), Carolina Mudan Marelli (Ecole nationale superieure de Paris la Villette), Davide Olori (Università di Bologna), Valeria Piro (Università di Bologna), Giuliana Sangrigoli (Università di Bologna).

Editorial Office: Centro Studi sui Problemi della Città e del Territorio (Ce.P.Ci.T), Dipartimento di Sociologia e diritto dell’economia, Strada Maggiore 45 40125 - Bologna, tel. 051-2092859 - fax 051-238004Bologna, tel. 051-2092859 - fax 051-238004, Maurizio Bergamaschi (

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Issue 92-93/2010 

Carla Landuzzi, Tornare a casa. Quale casa? (Coming back home. Which home?)
Diego Gombi, Massimo Improta, Rinaldo Sacchetti, Le tecnologie che consentono ad una persona diversamente abile la gestione di un personal computer e l'ambiente domestico: l'esperienza del Centro Protesi Inail (The Information Technology applied to disabled people: the experience of the Inail Prosthetic Center)
Massimo Improta, Rinaldo Sacchetti, Le tecnologie per consentire ad una persona diversamente abile di guidare un veicolo: l'esperienza del Centro Protesi Inail (The Technology applied to drivers with disabilities: the experience of the Inail Prosthetic Center)
Ilaria Giovannetti, Annarita Pellicciari, Il servizio psicosociale al centro protesi Inail di Vigorso di Budrio (The Psychosocial service at Centro Protesi Inail in Vigorso di Budrio)
Marco Castrignanò, Giovanni Pieretti, Consumo di suolo e urban sprawl: alcune considerazioni sulla specificità del caso italiano (Land use and urban sprawl: some considerations on the Italian case)
Monica Baldini, Dal passato al presente: recenti trasformazioni di una frazione nel Bolognese (From past to present: recent changes in a village in the Bologna area)
Monica Gilli, Gli indicatori di sostenibilità urbana (Urban sustainability indicators)
Alessandra Olivi, Coltivando lo spazio pubblico: l'orto in città come forma di resistenza urbana (Growing public space: urban community gardens as a resistance project)
Laura Arosio, Elisabetta Ruspini, Unico, indimenticabile, da sogno. Il viaggio di nozze tra mito ed esigenze di mercato (An unforgettable dream. The honeymoon between myth and market)
Paola de Salvo, Le reti di governance e il turismo. I Sistemi Turistici Locali: il caso dell'Umbria (Local Tourism System: an example of public-private partnership for the governance of tourism on a local level in Italy: the case of Umbria region)
Enrico M. Tacchi, La scacchiera di Schelling: un modello per l'analisi della segregazione urbana (Schelling’s checkerboard: a model for urban segregation analysis)
Recensioni (Book Reviews)

Issue 91/2010 

Carla Landuzzi, La progettazione dello spazio domestico. Non solo il "costruito", ma anche il "significato" (The domestic space planning. Not only a "building question", but also a "meaning question")
A cura di Carla Landuzzi, Intervista a Massimo Iosa Ghini (Interview to Massimo Iosa Ghini)
Alessandra Farneti, Casa, dolce casa... La casa "pensata" (Home, sweet Home... The House "in Mind")
Luigi Bartolomei, Architettura e città nelle relazioni tra abitato e abitante. Note sulla dialettica tra isotropia urbana e individualità architettonica (Town and architecture in the relationships between inhabited and inhabitant. Urban isotropy and architectural individuality)
Alberto Bortolotti, Tra azione ed emozione. Per una comprensione fenomenologica dei luoghi d'abitare (Between action and emotion. A phenomenological comprehension of living places)
Emilio Gardini, La dimensione dello spazio. Per una sociologia spazialista (The dimension of space. For a "spatialist" sociology)
Giuseppe Scidà, Case nella crisi: una storia contemporanea (Houses in the days of crisis: a contemporary story)
Emma Finocchiaro, A fera o’ luni: un mercato storico in trasformazione (A Fera o’ Luni: the transformation of an historical market)
Giuseppe Carta, La deprivatizzazione delle religioni come fatto geografico: il caso di Ave Maria Town (The deprivatization of religion as a geographic fact: the case of Ave Maria Town)

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