Un’analisi della condizione abitativa degli stranieri a Roma e Milano: micro-segregazione e periferizzazione

Keywords: residential segregation, immigration, Rome, Milan, GIS


In many North European cities, ethnic residential segregation dates back to mid- seventies. In these contexts, the growing spatial concentration of immigrants has been perceived as a threat to social cohesion, fuelling urban de-segregation and territorial dispersal policies. Within this framework, ethnic segregation is rather an emerging issue in many Southern European countries, assuming very different connotations and nuances. After discussing the features of this phenomenon, this paper focuses on residential patterns and housing conditions of immigrants in Italy. The paper proposes a spatial analysis of the distribution of immigrant populations in Milan and Rome in the new millennium by using register data. This paper discusses some of the possible implications that stem from micro-segregation and peripheralisation dynamics, questioning the inclusiveness of cities.


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Author Biographies

Igor Costarelli, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

He is Ph.D. candidate in Urban Studies (URBEUR) at Department of Sociolo- gy and Social Research – University of Milano Bicocca, in co-tutorship with OTB – Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands). His main research interests focuses on housing studies, including: social mix policies, residen- tial segregation, urban renewal programmes for deprived neighbourhoods in comparative perspective.

Silvia Mugnano, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

She is Assistant Professor at the DSRS of University of Milano Bicocca. Her main interest is on housing issues. She has collaborated with FEANTSA (European Federation Working with the Homeless) and she has participated in several EU projects on housing (RESTATE, Neighbourhood trajectories). She has recently published “Non solo housing. Qualità dell’abitare in Italia nel nuovo millennio”, FrancoAngeli, 2017.

How to Cite
CostarelliI., & MugnanoS. (2020). Un’analisi della condizione abitativa degli stranieri a Roma e Milano: micro-segregazione e periferizzazione. Fuori Luogo Journal of Sociology of Territory, Tourism, Technology, 2(2), 39 - 47. https://doi.org/10.6092/2723-9608/6891