Alberto Vanolo

Alberto Vanolo


Alberto Vanolo, PhD in Spatial Planning and Local Development, is professor of Politico-Economic Geography at the University of Turin, Italy, where he teaches Cities and Globalisation and Geographies of Development. His main research interests include urban geography, globalisation studies, cultural geography. He is co-author, with Ugo Rossi, of Urban Political Geography. A Global Perspective (Sage, 2012).

Urban Branding and the Violent Ghosts of the Politics of Representation


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Smart City or The serial reproduction of an urban vision


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