The term ‘arrival city’ was notoriously introduced by Saunders (2010) to indicate all places which provide first access to the city. For Saunders, migrants from rural third world villages confront the same challenges in their home country or abroad. The informal neighbourhood in developing countries is thus advocated as a model for cities in western countries. Through an ethnographic approach, the article considers emerging practices of refugees and migrants in the centre of Milan and in a small town on the outskirts of Rome investigating a varied set of reception models. In conclusion, the article revises the model of the arrival neighbourhood while criticizing the underlying assumption of informal development. Instead, it insists on the need for understanding the specific requirements of arrival places for better regulation of the reception of migrants.

Migrants and Refugees: Bottom-Up and DIY Spaces in Italy / M. Cremaschi, F. Albanese, M. Artero. - In: URBAN PLANNING. - ISSN 2183-7635. - 5:3(2020 Jul 28), pp. 189-199. [10.17645/up.v5i3.2921]

Migrants and Refugees: Bottom-Up and DIY Spaces in Italy

M. Artero
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2020

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The term ‘arrival city’ was notoriously introduced by Saunders (2010) to indicate all places which provide first access to the city. For Saunders, migrants from rural third world villages confront the same challenges in their home country or abroad. The informal neighbourhood in developing countries is thus advocated as a model for cities in western countries. Through an ethnographic approach, the article considers emerging practices of refugees and migrants in the centre of Milan and in a small town on the outskirts of Rome investigating a varied set of reception models. In conclusion, the article revises the model of the arrival neighbourhood while criticizing the underlying assumption of informal development. Instead, it insists on the need for understanding the specific requirements of arrival places for better regulation of the reception of migrants.
arrival neighbourhoods; cities; informality; migration; pubic space;
Settore ICAR/21 - Urbanistica
Settore SPS/10 - Sociologia dell'Ambiente e del Territorio
Settore SPS/07 - Sociologia Generale
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