The investigations carried out in this track closely connect the analysis of socio-economic changes of urban territories with the study of their public and private regulations. The major issue is to understand how different kinds of regulations fit together in a context where the role of State is being recomposed, local governance systems are being reinforced and, market rationale is being extended. The goal is also to show the growing role of residential dynamics in (re)shaping urban territories.
The studies have been conducted in different national and international contexts and at many social and geographic scales. Three research topics have been developed: