June 2019, Year XI, n. 6
The Unstoppable Mayor
Telos: Every time someone talks about the direct election of the Prime Minister, people use the very evocative expression “Mayor of Italy”. So, is it true that a Mayor has, in the administration of his or her own city, more power than the Prime Minister has today?
Chiara Appendino: As we say here in Turin: Esageruma nen [Let’s not go too far]. I don’t think it’s so much about power as about proximity to citizens. As every Mayor knows – and as I’ll never tire of reiterating – the Mayor is the terminal that is the most exposed to citizens ...more
"If more jobs are created, the city can get moving again." This is one of the most important statements in PRIMOPIANOSCALAc’s interview with Chiara Appendino, Mayor of Turin.
Her words have even more impact when you think that Turin has always been one of the most popular destinations for job seekers, mainly for people coming from southern Italy. Since just after the end of World War II, Turin has been a hub for a steady flow of migrants that, starting in the early fifties, peaked during the Italian economic miracle and continued throughout the seventies ...more