The City of Turin: Case Study of Innovative Housing Policies in the Last Decade

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


The case study will be presented summarising the city development: Turin has a past of one-company-town linked to the automotive sector and FIAT industry, then in the post-Fordist phase it became an experimental field for several spatial planning strategies (strategic plans, urban regeneration processes, urban development projects changing its urban structure). Housing policies in Turin were developed in the last decade without any form of advertising, there was a temporal agreement in favour of housing as priority among public authorities (Region and City Council), local bank foundations (ethical investors), and tertiary sector. The practices are presented and analysed according to public and private actors promoting them and the different forms they have (plans, projects, etc.). The concept of social innovation is used to analyse the practices showing strengths and weaknesses of the various projects.


Housing policies Social housing Housing practices Social innovation Housing projects Italy Turin Stakeholder Local milieu Mobilisation of local resources Urban regeneration Empowerment 


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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