Moving Around in Town

Practices, Pathways and Contexts of Intra-Urban Mobility from 1600 to the Present Day

edited by Eleonora Canepari and Massimiliano Crisci
Collana: Viella Historical Research, 15
Pubblicazione: Novembre 2019
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The object of this book is intra-urban mobility, namely the diverse forms of mobility occuring within a city: from residential mobility to daily mobility, the latter understood both as commuting and as urban travel for leisure. The specific aim of the volume is to explore mobility in the city at different times, from the XVIIth century to today, and to relate it to the respective social dynamics from different standpoints, moving back and forth from the building to the neighbourhood and the wider metropolis, from Tunis to Paris, from Naples to Barcelone, passing through Rome, Milan and Marseille.

The approach adopted is strongly multidisciplinary. The authors come from different disciplines - from History to Demography, from Sociology to Geography -, which has allowed to decline the study of intra-urban mobility both through a look at individuals and their mobility practices and from a territorial and historical context. In so doing, a set of urban issues has been considered, such as social mobility, metropolization processes, migrations and inequalities, access to real estate market.

  • Eleonora Canepari and Massimiliano Crisci, Moving in Town: Residential and Daily Mobility between Past and Present
  • I. Residential Mobility, Neighbourhoods and Urban Transformation
    • Michela Barbot and Marco Percoco, Does a Good Neighbour Have a Price? Rental Prices and Residential Choices in 16th-17th Century Milan
    • Elena Bevilacqua, Intra-Neighbourhood Mobilities: The Shaping of a Vicinity. Marseille, Saint-Jean Neighbourhood, 1793-1807
    • Petros Petsimeris and Stefania Rimoldi, Changing Places: Residential Mobility in the Metropolitan Cores of the Italian Industrial Triangle, 2001-2016
    • Massimiliano Crisci and Adriana Santacroce, Rome after Sprawl: A Return to the Compact City?
  • II. Houses, Fondaci, Palaces: Urban Mobility Seen from the Buildings
    • Jean-François Chauvard and Jacques Renard, Housing and Residential Mobility around Piazza Navona at the Turn of the 18th-19th Centuries
    • Michele Nani, Expelled from the Heritage: The Urban Trajectories of the Tenants of Palazzo Costabili (Ferrara, 1921-1940)
    • Marcello Anselmo, The Fondaco Santa Monica: Notes for a (Micro-)History of a Building Marked by Mobility
  • III. Settlement Processes between Migration and Urban Mobility
    • Beya Abidi-Belhadj, Mobility and Settlement of Italian Immigrants in the Peripheral Area of Tunis in the 19th-20th Centuries: Determinants of Peri-Urban Renewal
    • Anna Badino, Urban Trajectories and Social Destinies: Children of Immigrants in Turin and Marseilles, 1960-1980
    • Federico Benassi, Frank Heins and Enrico Tucci, Residential Migrations in Italian Metropolitan Local Labour Market Areas: Spatial Patterns and Age-Structure Effects
  • IV. Commuting and Leisure Mobility
    • Pierre-Benoit Roumagnou, A City in Steps: Daily Movements around Paris during the 17th and 18th Centuries
    • Isabelle Rabault-Mazières, Leisure Mobility and the Origins of the Residential Suburbs of Paris in the 19th Century
    • Luca Salmieri, Moving in the City: Urban Youth Mobilities in Naples
    • Paolo Chevalier, Long Commutes, Another Dimension of Inequality among Low-Income Workers: Evidence from Barcelona and Marseille
  • Contributors

Cover illustration: Karen Brighton, Portland Square. Private collection.

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