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Gabriele Manella

Associate Professor

Department of Sociology and Business Law

Academic discipline: SPS/10 Urban and Environmental Sociology


Keywords: Tourism Neighborhood Drug addiction Urban sprawl Urban sustainability

Recent trends of US cities, with attention to their transition from urban sprawl to more sustainable cities (in some cases). This research topic is combined with the attention to the theoretical and methodological heritage of the Chicago School.


Addiction and territory: new trends in drug use and the attention to follow up studies on former users of some Italian therapeutic communities.


Tourism and local development: some recent trends in Emilia-Romagna, both in the coastline and in the hinterland, with particular attention to the ways through which tourism as an add-on for local development (for example: the Cittaslow case).


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