Un saggio divulgativo sulle svariate forme di illegalità che caratterizzano le città italiane, tra abusivismo e occupazioni abitative, infiltrazioni criminali e corruzione
The paper discusses the infiltration of mafia-type organised crime groups (OCGs) in property development, with a particular focus on peripheral areas
This article investigates illegal housing for upper-income residents in the protected forest area of the eastern hills of Bogotá
This chapter will first analyse the birth of self-urbanism and identify its constitutive features. It will then argue that one of the main implications of self-urbanism is the rise of a new institutional fragmentation that overthrows the traditional boundaries drawn by public authorities and fuels spatialised forms of unequal urban citizenship
The paper analyses the plurality of urban informal practices that characterize contemporary Italy in the sphere of housing
The paper deals with issues of corruption in the planning domain. It centres on thorough analysis of the case of Desio (Milan, Italy), where a recent judicial inquiry discovered several instances of corruption related to the drafting of the local master plan, in an environment characterised by the rooted presence …
Discussions of the illicit and the illegal have tended to be somewhat restricted in their disciplinary range, to date, and have been largely confined to the literatures of anthropology, criminology, policing and, to an extent, political science. However, these debates have impinged little on cognate literatures, not least those of …
The paper provides an introductory theoretical framework for this special issue. Firstly, the main weaknesses of the traditional ‘geography of informality’ are analyzed, including its tendency to focus on urban poverty in the ‘Global South’, to privilege its economic causes, and to treat the phenomenon in terms of clear-cut dichotomies. …
Qualche giorno fa il Ministero degli Interni ha emanato una circolare, indirizzata a tutti i prefetti, in cui si sollecita un’intensificazione delle iniziative contro le occupazioni abusive di immobili.
Nelle ultime settimane mi è capitato più volte di domandarmi se il tema del condono edilizio (e quello, strettamente connesso, dell’abusivismo edilizio) troverà spazio nell’attuale campagna elettorale.