Antonio Calafati |

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"Che cosa sappiamo della traiettoria di sviluppo di Napoli? (What do we know about Naples' development trajectory?) (November 20, 2017). Available at SSRN:

"Urbanizzazione e democrazia in Italia (Urbanisation and Democracy in Italy) (November 22, 2017). Available at SSRN:

Saskia Sassen's De-Urbanisation Theory" (June 20, 2017). Available at SSRN:






Salzburg is much more than its iconic historic centre, Mozart and the Festspiele. Beyond the edge of the historic centre, lies most of the built city, which is profoundly changing through the implementation of an ambitious and coherent growth and development strategy. Salzburg is a city that seems to have happily adopted the ‘territorial competition paradigm’. I am currently working at a short report on Salzburg strategic planning: a very interesting case from the perspective of the 'European urban agenda.




The Metropolitan Question in Italy

With the law 142/1990 the institutionalisation of Italian metropolitan areas entered the political agenda as an issue of overriding importance. After more than 25 years and a new law devoted to the question (n. 56/2014) Italian metropolitan areas are still missing an appropriate governance structure. I have discussed the metropolitan question in Italy in a few recent papers:

"L’area metropolitana di Napoli: interdipendenza territoriale e integrazione istituzionale" (with F. Mazzoni), iArchivio di studi urbani e regionali, 2017 (in print) [Available at SSRN:

"Le periferie delle metropoli italiane (The periheries of Italian metropolises)" in "Critica Liberale", vol. XXIV (232), 2017. Available at SSRN:

"The Metropolitan Question in Italy", in Rivista Italiana di Economia, Demografia e Statistica, vol. LXX, n. 2, 2016, pp.15-34. |Available at SSRN: