Un saggio divulgativo sulle svariate forme di illegalità che caratterizzano le città italiane, tra abusivismo e occupazioni abitative, infiltrazioni criminali e corruzione
This is a comment on a recently published paper on Planning Theory, entitled “Asking ‘Third World questions’ of First World informality”
This paper addresses the role of illegal actors and practices in urban governance in the Italian context, using urban regime theory as the theoretical frame of reference.
The paper analyses the plurality of urban informal practices that characterize contemporary Italy in the sphere of housing
This chapter examines the immigrant inﬂux from a thematic viewpoint – namely, the placement and construction of buildings of a religious nature – and from the speciﬁc geographical viewpoint of Italy.
This article deals with housing illegality/informality in Italy, where it represents an established aspect of urban development. It presents a case study focused on Desio, a town close to Milan in northern Italy. Here housing illegality occurs by virtue of the well‐established presence of a mafia‐type criminal organization (the ‘Ndrangheta).
This paper focuses on a case of ‘non-public planning’ in an informal neighbourhood of Maputo, Mozambique. Here, several residents undertook some planning duties (e.g. drawing up a detailed plan) in order to regularise their informal dwellings in lieu of the Municipality, due to its inertia. This was an attempt to …
The paper deals with the transfer of development rights (TDR) in Italy. It presents a comparative analysis of the TDR programs implemented in the twelve capital cities of the Lombardy region in the past decade. After introducing the international debate on TDR and the distinctive features of the transfer of …
Shaping Jerusalem: Spatial planning, politics and the conflict focuses on a hidden facet of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; the relentless reshaping of the Holy City by the Israeli authorities through urban policies, spatial plans, infrastructural and architectural projects, land use and building regulations. From a political point of view, the Israeli-Palestinian …
Perché lo sviluppo immobiliare è un campo tanto funestato dalla corruzione e dal malaffare?