Wednesday the 10th of December 2014, 9.30 - 18.00
Department of Architecture, Aula Magna
Largo Giovanni Battista Marzi 10 – Rome
Ex Mattatoio –Testaccio
It is widely accepted that immigration concerns mainly the large cities. In Europe, however, foreign migrants increasingly live in small, often in very small communities. This happens anywhere, yet the peculiar urban structure of Italy enhance the impact on the local system of governance; in fact, most of the Italian 8,000 municipalities has only a few thousand inhabitants, scarce resourses, and weal governmental arrangements.
Which policy tools have local municipalities to cope with the issues caused by the sudden incoming waves of immigrants? And what capacity do they have to seize the opportunities offered by the presence of new inhabitants, or to manage the conflicts that sometimes arise? How do local societies react to the change in their life?
These topics will be discussed at the conference "The government of immigration in small cities" organized by a group of researcher from several Italian Universities, as part of a research project of “national interest” (Prin). The Conference will be held on December the 10th at the Department of Architecture of the University of Roma Tre, and will be attended by representatives of government and parliament, mayors and scholars of international standing.
For more information on the research go to