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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 130 Suppl./2021 
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Benno Albrecht, La ricostruzione del paesaggio a Cipro e il productive relief di Patrick Geddes (The reconstruction of the landscape in Cyprus and Patrick Geddes’ productive relief.)
Carlo Magnani, Coltivare le diversità La ricostruzione tra territorialità, immaginari e governance (Cultivate Diversity. Reconstruction between territoriality, imaginaries and governance.)
Carlotta Torricelli, L’architettura delle ricostruzioni possibili. Memoria, invenzione, utopia (The architecture of the possible reconstructions. Memory, Invention, Utopia)
Jacopo Galli, Confini urbani, confini di guerra, confini di ricostruzione. I regimi proprietari come motore dei processi insediativi della ricostruzione (Urban borders, War borders, Reconstruction borders. Retracing the evolution of land ownership structures as an engine for reconstruction)
Aleksa Korolija, Cristina Pallini, Skopje 1963. Il progetto di ricostruzione tra i "giganti" e le reti (Skopje 1963. Reconstruction between "giants" and networks.)
Jacopo Galli, Il decentramento come risorsa e modello per strategie federaliste di ricostruzione. Dalle prospettive storiche al caso curdo-siriano (Decentralisation as a resource and model for federalist reconstruction strategies. From historical perspectives to the kurdish-syrian case.)
Giulia Annalinda Neglia, Progetti per il recupero culturale. Strategie per il paesaggio urbano storico della città antica di Aleppo (Design for cultural recovery. Strategies for the historic urban landscapes of the ancient city of Aleppo)
Marco Marino, Costruire un immaginario per la ricostruzione. L’esempio di Messina "tutta rotonda e rosa" di Giuseppe Torres (Building a vision for reconstruction. The exemple of giuseppe torres’s Messina "All round and rosy".)

Issue 130/2021 
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Nicola Di Croce, Le trasformazioni del commercio nell’atmosfera urbana. Ambiente sonoro e attrattività dello spazio pubblico nel centro storico di Mestre (Transformations in retail trade within urban atmosphere. Sonic environment and public space attractiveness in the historical centre of Mestre)
Remi Wacogne, Roberto Paladini, Artigianato, città, politiche: il caso di Venezia e della nuova Legge regionale n. 34/20181 (Craftsmanship, cities, policy: the case of Venice and of the Regional Act n. 34/2018)
Alessandro Almadori, Paola Capriotti, Federica Fava, Elena Maranghi, Angela Santangelo, Rigenerazione urbana e abitare accessibile: l’esperienza del FedercasaLab
Paola Capriotti, Angela Santangelo, Rigenerare e abitare. Il ruolo delle Aziende casa nel quadro delle norme regionali (Urban regeneration and housing policy. The role of the public housing providers in regional laws)
Federica Fava, Elena Maranghi, Rigenerare attraverso la casa: analisi e prospettive a partire dall’esperienza delle Aziende casa (Urban regeneration through affordable housing: form public housing associations’ practices to national housing policy)
Fereniki Vatavali, The transition of housing in Albania and the role of adopted practices. Dynamics of social integration in differentiated urban contexts
Ilaria Delponte, Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs) of 32 small and very small Italian municipalities: focus on the transport sector
Jérôme Massiani, Comment évaluer les bénéfices économiques d’un grand évènement? Pour un discours de la méthode (Economic analysis of mega events: a discourse of method)
A cura della Redazione, Recensioni

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