Empirical Paper

Empirical Paper

Francesco Chiodelli and Emiliano Esposito: The regulatory environment of illegal access to public housing in Naples

This paper focuses on the informal occupation of public housing in Naples (Italy), analysing the fraudulent takeover of housing units. An in-depth look at this case study contributes to the international debate on the nexus between urban informality and the state, showing the fundamental, multifaceted role of public institutions in shaping the illegal city.