Alfredo Agustoni (Ph.D.) is Researcher and Professor in Urban and Environmental Sociology at the University of Chieti-Pescara. His main areas of research concern the relationships between Space and Society, dwelling issues and immigration, urban and environmental conflicts and energy issues. With Mara Maretti, he was the scientific director of the International Conference “Social Aspects of Energetic Issues” - Chieti (Italy), 26-27 May 2011. Among his main publications: Sociologia dei luoghi ed esperienza urbana (Milano: Angeli, 2000), I vicini di casa (Milano: Angeli, 2003), Diritto alla casa, diritto alla città, (Roma: Aracne, 2005), Intorno al Mondo Nuovo (Roma: Aracne, 2008).
Mara Maretti (Ph.D.) is Researcher in Sociology and Professor of Social Policies at the University of Chieti- Pescara. Her main research interests focus on the sociological aspects of energy issues, public policies, participation methodologies and sustainable tourism. Among her recent main publications: Maretti, M. and Salvatore, R. (2012) “The Link between Sustainable Tourism and Local Social Development: a Sociological Reassessment.” Sociologica; co-editor with Alfredo Agustoni of a monographic number of the International Review of Sociology “Energy and its Social Implications.” 3/2012.