Advertisement

Housing Policies in Italy: From Social Housing to Neo-Liberalism

  • Nadia CarusoEmail author
Chapter
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Geography book series (BRIEFSGEOGRAPHY)

Abstract

This chapter summarises the housing issue in Italy, its peculiar characters are explained through the timeline from 1900 to today. Reconstructing the Italian frame shows several phases dependent from the national government’s decisions, often controversial from one political coalition to another. The definition of social housing in Italy changed during the time, from a welfare perspective to the current neo-liberal one. The spatial tools and housing forms also changed according to the policies triggering them. The territorial dimension is also relevant in this definition of the context, especially considering the socio-economic divide between North and South of Italy. Today the Italian social housing definition became “blurry” in a mix of public and private practices, proposing either rental housing or home ownership, using complex financial tools.

Keywords

Housing policies Housing practices Homeownership Social housing Italy Welfare state restructuring Neo-liberal turn Urban regeneration 

References

  1. AeT–Ambiente e Territorio e CRESME (2007) Abitare la periferia. RomaGoogle Scholar
  2. Allen J, Barlow J, Leal J, Maloutas T, Padovani L (2004) Housing and welfare in Southern Europe. Wiley-Blackwell, HobokenCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Anci-Cresme (2005) Le politiche abitative in Italia—Analisi e valutazioniGoogle Scholar
  4. Ascoli U (1979) Movimenti migratori in Italia. Il Mulino, BolognaGoogle Scholar
  5. Baldini M, Poggio T (2014) The Italian housing system and the global financial crisis. J Hous Built Environ 29(2):317–334. Accessed 4 Apr 2016Google Scholar
  6. Beretta Anguissola L (1963) I 14 anni del Piano INACASA. Staderini Ed, RomaGoogle Scholar
  7. Boeri S, Lanzani A, Marini E, Associazione Interessi Metropolitani (1993) Il territorio che cambia: ambienti, paesaggi e immagini della regione milanese. Abitare SegestaGoogle Scholar
  8. Bricocoli M, Coppola A (2011) Nuove politiche e progetti abitativi a Milano. Presented at the ESPANET innovare il welfare. Percorsi di trasformazione in Italia e in Europa, MilanoGoogle Scholar
  9. Censis, Nomisma (2015) Investire sulla casa. Politiche e strumenti per l’affitto in Europa. Proposte per l’Italia. SIDIEFGoogle Scholar
  10. Clapham D (2006) Housing policy and the discourse of globalization. Eur J Hous Policy 6(1):55–76. Accessed 29 Mar 2012Google Scholar
  11. del Demanio Agenzia (2011) Edilizia residenziale pubblica e sociale—temi a confronto. Dossier monografico, RomaGoogle Scholar
  12. Dente B (ed) (1990) Le politiche pubbliche in Italia. Il Mulino, BolognaGoogle Scholar
  13. Di Biagi P (2001) La grande ricostruzione: il piano Ina-Casa e l’Italia degli anni Cinquanta. Donzelli EditoreGoogle Scholar
  14. Federcasa (2015) L’edilizia residenziale pubblica. Elemento centrale della risposta al disagio abitativo e all’abitazione sociale. RomaGoogle Scholar
  15. Fofi G (1976) L’immigrazione meridionale a Torino. Feltrinelli, MilanoGoogle Scholar
  16. Ginsborg P (1989) Storia d’Italia dal dopoguerra a oggi. Società e politica 1943–1988. Einaudi, TorinoGoogle Scholar
  17. Governa F, Saccomani S (2004) From urban renewal to local development. New conceptions and governance practices in the Italian peripheries. Plan Theory Pract 5(3):327–348CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  18. Governa F, Saccomani S (2009) Housing and urban regeneration experiences and critical remarks dealing with turin. Int J Hous Policy 9(4):391–410CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. Indovina F (1972) Lo spreco edilizio. Marsilio Editori, PadovaGoogle Scholar
  20. Indovina F (2000) Chi abita come. In: 1950–2000. L’Italia è cambiata. FrancoAngeli, MilanoGoogle Scholar
  21. Indovina F (2005) Appunti sulla questione abitativa oggi. Archivio di studi urbani e regionali 82:15–50Google Scholar
  22. ISTAT (2001) 14° Censimento generale della popolazione e delle abitazioni 2001Google Scholar
  23. ISTAT (2007) L’accesso alla casa d’abitazione in Italia: proprietà, mutui, affitti e spesa delle famiglie. (No. Dossier 4). RomaGoogle Scholar
  24. Lefebvre H (1970) Il diritto alla città. Marsilio Editori, PadovaGoogle Scholar
  25. Minelli AR (2004) La politica per la casa. Mulino, BolognaGoogle Scholar
  26. Pittini A, Laino E (2011) Housing Europe Review 2012. The nuts and bolts of European social housing systems. CECODHAS Housing Europe’s Observatory, BrusselsGoogle Scholar
  27. Pittini A, Ghekière L, Dijol J, Kiss I (2015) The state of housing in the EU 2015. A housing Europe review. Housing Europe, the European Federation for Public, Cooperative and Social Housing, Brussels. http://www.housingeurope.eu/resource-468/the-state-of-housing-in-the-eu-2015. Accessed 24 Feb 2016
  28. Saccomani S (2013) La questione della casa e il “diritto alla città”. In: Gaeta L, Janin Rivolin U, Mazza L (eds) Governo del territorio e pianificazione spaziale. CittàStudi Edizioni, NovaraGoogle Scholar
  29. Tosi A (2007) Case, quartieri, abitanti, politiche. Libreria Clup, MilanoGoogle Scholar
  30. Ufficio Centrale di Statistica del Ministero dell’Interno (2014) Gli sfratti in Italia: andamento delle procedure di rilascio di immobili ad uso abitativo. Aggiornamento 2014Google Scholar
  31. Urbani P (1990) La politica della casa. In Le politiche pubbliche in Italia. Il Mulino, BolognaGoogle Scholar
  32. Van Hees MIL (1991) The Italian housing market: its failures and their causes. Urban Stud 28(1):15–39. Accessed 18 Apr 2012Google Scholar
  33. Villari R (1966) Il Sud nella storia d’Italia. LaterzaGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© The Author(s) 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.DIST—Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and PlanningPolitecnico di TorinoTurinItaly

Personalised recommendations