A sequential run of 65 issues in 53 fascicules of the long-running Italian journal founded originally in 1932 by the Piemontese division of the Istituto Nazionale di Urbanistica, under the initial editorial direction of Adriano Olivetti and later Giovanni Astengo, with the aim of promoting and spreading urban studies and documenting urbanism in Italy and abroad, covering economic, social, and political topics, with two issues devoted to the proceedings of the 1954 Congresso Nazionale di Urbanistica and one double-issued focused on the municiplan plan of the city of Milan. Illustrated profusely throughout with photographs, maps, sketches, tables, and advertisements. 4to. Orig. wrpps., some slight edge wear. Torino (Istituto Nazionale di Urbanistica) 1949-1976.
The first series of Urbanistica was published bimonthly from 1932 to 1945, edited first by Pietro Betta and from issue no. 4 by Armando Melis De Villa. Several single issues were also published from 1945 through 1948. In 1949, the Institute resumed its activities and began publication of a new series of the journal, starting over with issue no. 1. The publication has undergone several changes over the years, at times focusing more on urban issues and topics abroad or centralized within Italy, depending greatly on the vision of the editor at the time. Publication continues in the present day. Book ID: 48854