New SMARTDEST publication: Setting up a University City. Geographies of Exclusion in North Turin

The article aims to explore the production of geographies of exclusion that cannot be simply linked to the negative impacts directly exerted by the increased pressure of students’ mobilities and concentrations on specific neighbourhoods. They can also be related to the specific form that urban development strategies driven by higher education institutions take in post-industrial cities. The case of Turin, Italy, shows that a dominant narrative on the role of universities has triggered various stakeholders’ strategic orientation and that, therefore, variegated transformations can be interpreted as the effects of capital investments that materialize in university-related ‘fixes’.

The article is accessible at the following link.

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