Simone Tulumello

Simone Tulumello
University of Lisbon | UL · Institute of Social Sciences

PhD

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Introduction
Simone Tulumello (PhD Urban and Regional Planning; University of Palermo) is an Assistant Research Professor (Planning and Geography) at the University of Lisbon, Institute of Social Sciences, Urban Transitions Hub. His research interests are at the border among critical urban studies, human geography and planning research: security, violence and fear in the city; housing policies; crisis, austerity and neoliberal urban governance: Southern Europe and the South of the USA.
Additional affiliations
January 2016 - July 2016
The University of Memphis
Position
  • Fulbright Visiting Scholar
January 2013 - present
University of Lisbon
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  • PostDoc Position

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Publications (72)
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This article is a contribution to transcending the dichotomy between deconstruction and reconstruction in critical security studies. In the first part, I review dominant (Western/liberal) logics of security and the main strands of critical security studies to argue for the need to: overcome the liberal framework of the balance among rights and free...
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The global or planetary reach of gentrification has become a mainstream in critical urban studies. And yet, the 'travels' of a concept originated in specific places and times have often brought about a loss of explanatory and strategic power. In this article, we argue that another concept, that of articulation developed by Laclau and Mouffe, is par...
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Southern urban critique has enriched our understanding of global uneven development, but often ended up constructing a dichotomous understanding of two apparently homogeneous fields: the Global North (or West) and South. This has been particularly evident in housing studies. In this article, I advocate for a relational, multi-scalar and comparative...
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In this section, we reflect, both empirically and speculatively, on the perspectives for STRs and related digital platforms in the (post-)pandemic city, on the grounds of early signals of change in relation to spatial justice and institutional arrangements. The discussion is opened by Tulumello and Cocola-Gant, who, by investigating the case of Lis...
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Significant resources and efforts have been devoted, especially in the USA, to develop predictive policing programs. Predictive policing is, at the same time, one of the drivers of the birth, and the ultimate material enactment of, the anticipatory logics that are central to the smart city discourse. Quite surprisingly, however, critical analyses o...
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In this discussion piece, we hope to tease out some of the contradictions evident within the current neoliberal era and within neoliberal practices. These contradictions, we argue, can only ever become visible when we adopt a spatially sensitive analysis of neoliberalism, understanding its geographical variances and how its practices produce the sp...
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This article takes steps from the birth and consolidation of “homeland” as the central discursive engine of the US national security enterprise; and takes issue with the dominant scholarly interpretation of the geographical and spatial implications of its emergence in terms of the dissolution of space and spatialization in security policy ( Bialasi...
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Project ‘Financialization of housing in Southern Europe: policy analysis and recommendations’ was commissioned and funded by the European Parliament, office of MEP José Gusmão (The Left in the European Parliament, Bloco de Esquerda).
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The collective editorial discusses inequalities that scholars in Europe and the Americas world have paid attention to during 2020 when the Covid-19 pandemic has unevenly and unpredictably impacted on societies. The critical reflections reveal that the continuing ramifications of the pandemic can only be understood in place; like other large-scale p...
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This short essay introduces a forum made up of six Reflection pieces on what it means to carry on a PhD research in the social sciences amid a pandemic. Sparked by discussions held during the 2020 edition of the "Open Day" of the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon, this forum collects solo-authored and collective texts that fo...
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This Update reports from a webinar on the impacts on the right to housing and linked political struggles of the lockdown measures put in place globally amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Three main threads emerged through the conversation: the impacts of the pandemic are deepening pre-existing housing inequalities, while governments’ responses are largely...
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Doling (2006, A European Housing Policy? European Journal of Housing Policy, 6(3), 335–349. doi:10.1080/14616710600973169) characterized the intervention of the EU in the field of housing as a ‘stealth policy’, arguing that while the EU has no formal competence in this policy area, it has de facto conditioned national housing policies. This suggest...
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This article introduces the special issue ‘Planning amid crisis and austerity: in, against and beyond the contemporary juncture’. It starts by acknowledging two limits of the existing body of literature on the planning/crisis/austerity nexus: on the one hand, the excessive reliance on cases at the ‘core’ of the financial crisis of 2007–2008, with i...
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This Update reports from a webinar on the impacts of lockdown measures put in place globally amid the Covid-19 pandemic on the right to housing and linked political struggles. Three main threads emerged from the conversation: the impacts of the pandemic are deepening pre-existing housing inequalities, while governments' responses are largely insuff...
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This article examines how spatial planning systems have changed in Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece in times of economic recession and austerity politics, in amid pressures of external actors, and local conditions and traditions. We analyse the round of reforms of spatial planning and territorial governance implemented by national governments unde...
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In this essay I debate critically, and somehow playfully, some assumptions and shortcomings of quantitative/positivist social research, using a dash of common sense typical of engineers. Civil engineers, in designing concrete structures, particularly those made up of concrete, have to continuously consider the error embedded in the limits of availa...
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Resumo Lisboa encontra-se em transição. Ao sair de uma crise económica acompanhada por severas políticas de austeridade, encontra-se numa nova fase de dinamismo económico, mas sem conseguir inverter antigas e novas estruturas de desigualdade social e territorial. Este artigo, ao mostrar as recentes transformações do mercado imobiliário e da habitaç...
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The Caravana pelo Direito à Habitação travelled across Portugal together with local groups and associations to collect information on and give visibility to housing needs, while aiming to create new networks and influence the national political agenda. This conversation brings together seven scholar-activists that participated in the Caravana, who...
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In the final episode of the sixth season (July 2018) of Orange Is The New Black, a TV series depicting life in a US women-only federal prison, one of the main characters, Blanca, is handled over to ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) at the moment of her release. At the same time, in an elegant party nearby, the predatory company responsible...
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The Caravana pelo Direito à Habitação travelled across Portugal together with local groups and associations to collect information on and give visibility to housing needs, while aiming to create new networks and influence the national political agenda. This conversation brings together seven scholar-activists that participated in the Caravana, who...
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Considering the absence of an agreed definition of urban violence, this article suggests that exploring the violence-security nexus in the context of planetary urbanisation provides some necessary steps for theorisation. Moving from the analytical toward the conceptual, we offer three conceptual shifts, intended as as many steps toward a theory of...
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Recent European comparative studies in the fields of housing policy and spatial planning have been dominated by taxonomical and linear approaches, and by normative calls for convergence toward systems considered more ‘mature’ or ‘advanced’. In this article, we adopt a genealogical perspective and consider those cultures that are central to the shap...
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The government of security and safety constitutes a privileged angle from which to study the links among government, public policy and urban dynamics, particularly in places where neoliberalisation intersects with historical racial and class tensions-as is the case in many US cities. I am concerned with the connection between (racialised) security...
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In this essay, I elaborate two ideas on austerity and its politics. First, though austerity is often understood as a “response” to any number of (economic, political…) crises, there are places where it is a permanent reality. And, second, despite being often equaled to state roll-back, austerity is rather a process by which state action is restruct...
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By showing how the combination of global transformations with local-based policies affected the real estate and housing market in the main Portuguese city, the text analyses Lisbon as a paradigmatic case of the growing disputes between new pseudo-liberal models of economic and urban development, and their contestations-both social as well as instit...
Technical Report
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Resultados provisórios do projeto exPERts - Organizando o conhecimento do planeamento: Política de habitação e o papel dos peritos no Programa Especial de Realojamento (PER) decorre entre 2016 e 2019 em colaboração entre o ICS-ULisboa (instituição de acolhimento), o IGOT-ULisboa e o CIES-IUL. O projeto, coordenado por Marco Allegra e financiado pel...
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The article contributes to recent discussions on convergence/divergence of local policies for urban security and public safety amid globalization, exploring comparatively local approaches to crime prevention and explaining differences/similarities through multilevel connections. I analyze situational prevention, social policy, and proximity/communi...
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This book has two objectives: to set out a comprehensive, critical and exploratory theory of fear, space and urban planning, while unravelling the contradictions and paradoxes of their mutual relations; and to enrich recent studies about urban geopolitics and the geopolitics of fear, taking the research done from the point of view of global cities...
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Urban fear is imbued with rational and irrational dimensions, some interlinked with, others independent from, urban life or the discourses of fear analysed in the previous chapter. This chapter, acknowledging that fear is not a simple ‘effect’ of specific ‘causes’, deepens the understanding of fear: it looks at the way fear is generated at the inte...
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Something has been happening since the early 1990s: it is not necessary to be a scholar to have noticed that, in cities, in the media or in public and political discourses—in contemporary Western societies, in short—the use of the terms safety and security is becoming more prevalent everyday. Western citizens are more concerned with security than m...
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This chapter focuses on concrete urban space with the aim of exploring the spatialities interlinked with feelings and discourses of fear. An impressive amount of scholarly work has recently depicted processes of fortification, privatisation, polarisation, exclusion, segregation and control. Several attempts have been made to produce comprehensive t...
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This chapter critically questions how urban planning as a practice and a discipline, and as a political and technical praxis, is informed by, and has in turn been shaping, urban fear. This is done through two arguments stemming from the multiplex way in which the dimensions of (geo)politics, otherness and (urban) space interrelate: (modernist) spat...
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Throughout the book, hints have been provided which indicate that the future of cities and urban planning will be shaped by the intersection of disciplinary/hegemonic and insurgent/resistant instances. The goal of this chapter is to look at the futures embedded in the political economies of fear and in their counter politics. With such a goal, this...
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Excerpt (abstract, table of contents, objectives and structure of the book) of the book, which is published by Springer (foreword by Francesco Lo Piccolo). The book can be ordered at www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319439365. Abstract Western citizens live in the safest societies ever, and yet are more concerned with crime and violence than ever. Wh...
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Let us open this editorial introduction in an unusual way, made possible by plaNext’s innovative approach to peer-review. Let us quote a paragraph from one of the reviews to the articles of this issue, namely the review by Marco Allegra to Ignacio Castillo Ulloa’s article. One might suspect that this is a simplistic account of the functioning of t...
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This policy paper stems from research on local policies regarding public safety and crime prevention in Memphis.2 The research uncovers the limitations of the city’s current approach and suggests how policies could be changed. In a nutshell, Memphis, like many other cities, is engaged in a shortsighted and narrow approach to public safety; effectiv...
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Urban security (or public safety), rather than a “social problem” tackled neutrally, is an issue of political contestation, owing to its threefold gist as right to not be victims of crime, policy goal, and social demand. This article, highlighting how planning research has neglected to engage with contemporary paradoxes of security, makes the case...
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Whilst shopping malls have been explored at length by critical urban studies, there has been little exploration of their role in restructuring the practice of urban and spatial planning. This article uses the shopping mall as an object of study in the light of the neoliberal trends and post-metropolisation in Southern Europe, with the aim of explor...
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In this article, I contribute to recent debates about the concept of neoliberalism and its use as an explanatory concept, through the analysis of urban planning and regeneration policy in Lisbon amidst crisis and austerity. Suggesting a look at neoliberalization from a threefold perspective—the project, governmentalities, and policymaking—I analyze...
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In recent years, European societies and territories have witnessed the spatial impacts of a severe financial and socioeconomic crisis. This book builds on the current debate concerning how cities and urban regions and their citizens deal with the consequences of the recent financial and socioeconomic crisis. Cities in Crisis examines the political...
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In recent years, European societies and territories have witnessed the spatial impacts of a severe financial and socioeconomic crisis. This book builds on the current debate concerning how cities and urban regions and their citizens deal with the consequences of the recent financial and socioeconomic crisis. Cities in Crisis examines the political...
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This article explores the role of changing arrangements of multi-level territorial governance in the European Cohesion Policy. It hypothesises the existence of a temporal duality between successful/unsuccessful phases of Cohesion Policy between the 1990s and 2000s, that is, a structural change in the implementation of Structural Funds stemming from...
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Este capítulo debruça-se sobre a perceção que os jovens ibero-americanos têm acerca da violência física injustificada contra outrem, com referência a duas dimensões espaciais: a violência urbana e a violência familiar. Debate-se a violência em Portugal e na Ibero-América partindo de três pontos de vista: a dimensão institucional e histórica, dando...
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Este livro ilustra o modo como o Grupo de Investigação Ambiente, Território e Sociedade do Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa contribui para novas agendas de investigação sobre dinâmicas de mudança sustentáveis em domínios como a alimentação, a energia, a água, as alterações climáticas, o ordenamento do território, os processos...
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Este artigo, reconhecendo a relevância das dimensões territoriais e urbanas para uma melhor interpretação da atual crise e seus principais impulsionadores, bem como das suas consequências e reacções sociopolíticas, analisa a evolução recente da Área Metropolitana de Lisboa, perante tempos de crise económica e de políticas de austeridade. O artigo p...
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The article engages with theory about the processes of spatialization of fear in contemporary Western urban space (fortification, privatization, exclusion/seclusion, fragmentation, polarization) and their relation to fear of crime and violence. A threefold taxonomy is outlined (Enclosure, Post-Public Space, Barrier), and “spaces of fear” in the cit...
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Theories about institutional transformation in spatial planning, although mainly based on the Anglo-Saxon context, have assumed a dominant role in planning research and theory as means to understand the transformations that have been restructuring planning systems in recent decades in the Western world and beyond. The article, looking at transforma...
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The paper complements Abu-Orf's theory about violent settings by setting out a theory of fear in urban planning in ordinary urban contexts around three arguments: spatialization of fear; (modernist) spatialities and the encounter and political economies of urban fear. The three theoretical arguments are used to re-frame the planning history of Chel...
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Spatial planning and environmental restoration are essential corollaries to the management of protected natural areas; however, without a sound awareness of the evolutionary consistency of biocoenoses, the harmonious integration between human activities and ecosystem preservation remains an unattainable utopia. The theorisation of a balanced welfar...
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Il saggio affronta il tema "spazio e violenza" attraverso un approccio critico alle questioni sollevate dal dibattito sulla giustizia spaziale nello spazio urbano contemporaneo. Oggetto di studio e il quartiere Zen di Palermo, esplorato con l’approccio del caso studio. La questione dibattuta dagli autori e la disponibilita dello "spazio" che si esp...
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The article explores systematically, albeit preliminarily, the way the concepts of security and safety are employed in scholarly urban studies literature about crime (and the prevention of it). It employs network analysis on author keywords, complemented with text analysis of abstracts, over sets of bibliographic information retrieved from Web of S...
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During the last decade, growing concerns about urban security shaped the Portuguese public debate, especially in the months following a media campaign about the so called “wave of crimes” of the summer of 2008. Unprecedented feelings of fear of crime and the restructuring of the national approach to security followed the campaign. In Portugal, the...
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Since the 1990s Italy has been going through changes and experiments concerning modes and tools of urban government. New methods, based on public-private partnership, on a consensual basis, were progressively adopted, overcoming the traditional authoritative mechanisms and role of public actors. The contribution of Community policies such as initia...

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Dear all,
it's some time now I've tried to get plaNext, the journal of AESOP YA (http://journals.aesop-planning.eu), listed on Sherpa/Romeo, but they have have never replied, either to the submission of the proposal or to mails.
Anyone has ideas/experience on how to get in touch with them?
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Este projeto pretende agregar artigos, livros, relatórios e outros escritos dos membros da seção temática 'Economía Política do Território', parte de Associação Portuguesa de Economia Política (EcPol). O objectivo é divulgar o trabalho dos nossos membros a nível nacional e internacional. This project aggregates articles, books, reports and other outputs from the members of the thematic section 'Political Economy of Territory, which is part of the Portuguese Association of Political Economy (EcPol). Its aim is to disseminate the academic activies of its member within Portugal and internationally.
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PI: Guya Accornero (CIES-IUL) co-PI: Simone Tulumello (ICS-ULisboa) Social movement, urban policy and demographic studies seem to have dealt with housing in a compartmentalised way. By focusing on the city of Lisbon, a case paradigmatic of contradictory trends but still under-theorised, HOPES aims to intertwine these analytical fields. Moving from the micro and meso dimensions of housing activism, HOPES will enlarge its scope to macro aspects such as national housing policies and global trends. HOPES’ main questions are: how, and to what extent, do new housing movements mirror wider housing policies and dynamics? Which are the reciprocal influences between movements, political actors and globalising trends? What are the possible scenarios and futures in terms of housing and urban trends?
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Criminological Encounters is an international, interdisciplinary and radically open-access journal that aims to facilitate critical dialogues between scholars of criminology and our interlocutors in other social, academic, and professional domains about contemporary issues of crime, harm, in/justice, law, and society. www.criminologicalencounters.org