Concordia Discors

Italian cities are deeply transformed by immigration. Not only in their demographic composition, but also in the way of living the public space, in relationships and forms of aggregation among citizens, in the challenges for local governments.

In this metamorphosis, the neighbourhood is the key dimension, the level to which abstract concepts, such as integration, are translated into concrete experiences, in feelings of novelty or unease, in new forms of cooperation or conflict.

This book, one of the outputs of a larger research program compares the ways in which some high-immigration Italian cities change with the increase of mobility and cultural heterogeneity of their inhabitants.

Through an interdisciplinary journey in four quarters of Turin, Milan and Genoa, this volume tries to answer to a crucial question: why, in certain places, the integration between groups of different origin occurs smoothly, while elsewhere, perhaps just a few blocks away, it emerges as a major problem?

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