Municipal regulations and the use of public space: local ordinances in Italy

Moroni S., Chiodelli F. (2014) “Municipal regulations and the use of public space: local ordinances in Italy”, City, Territory and Architecture, 1:11

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The article discusses the regulation of public space with specific reference to municipal by-laws. It focuses on the case of municipal “ordinances” in Italy. The basic features of the municipal by-laws will be described, and their application in recent years will be analysed. This will be followed by a critique of their particular implications concerning the use of space, with emphasis on the issue of regulating behaviour in public spaces on the basis of substantive conceptions of the “good”, and on the intrinsic limitations of municipal by-laws as applied in Italy.

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