Simone Tulumello

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Simone Tulumello (PhD Urban and Regional Planning; University of Palermo) is a post-doc research fellow (Planning and Geography) at the University of Lisbon, Institute of Social Sciences. In 2016 he spent six months as a visiting research scholar at the University of Memphis, Department of City and Regional Planning under a Fulbright grant.

His research interests lie at the border between planning research and critical urban studies: critical studies of urban security and safety; urban fear and planning; planning theory; power and politics in planning; urban futures; housing and neoliberal urban policy; Southern European cities; the geography of crisis. He is author of Fear, Space and Urban Planning (Springer, 2017) and articles in journals such as Journal of Planning Education and ResearchUrban Geography, International Planning Studies, Planning Practice and ResearchSpace and Culture, Cadernos Metrópole, Finisterra, Archivio di Studi Urbani e Regionali. His areas of research are: Urban planning, Human geography and critical urban studies.


Main publications:

  • Tulumello S. (2017), Fear, Space and Urban Planning. A critical perspective from Southern Europe. Cham: Springer. Doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-43937-2.
  • Tulumello S. (2016), “Toward a critical understanding of urban security within the institutional practice of urban planning: The case of the Lisbon Metropolitan Area”,Journal of Planning Education and Research. Doi: 10.1177/0739456X16664786.
  • Tulumello S. (2015), “Fear and Urban Planning in Ordinary Cities: From Theory to Practice”,Planning Practice and Research, 30(5), 477-496. Doi: 10.1080/02697459.2015.1025677.
  • Tulumello S. (2015), “From ‘spaces of fear’ to ‘fearscapes’: Mapping for re-framing theories about the spatialization of fear in urban space”, Space and Culture, 18(3), 257-272. Doi: 10.11771206331215579716.
  • Tulumello S., Falanga R. (2015), “An exploratory study of uses of ‘urban security’ and ‘urban safety’ in international urban studies literature”, Dedalus - Revista Portuguesa de Literatura Comparada, 19, 55-85.

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