Associazione Italiana di Storia Urbana, AISU International
is one of the most active Italian cultural associations concerned with the history of cities, and one that enjoys strong institutional support from universities, research centres and cultural institutions as well as broader academic engagement. Since the history of cities is multifaceted and plural, AISU is, accordingly, multidisciplinary, inclusive and international, operating in synergy with the European Urban History Association and collaborating with various international networks connecting scholars and researchers around the world.
GUDesign Network is an offspring of the top-down activities of AISU International proposed and promoted by Heleni Porfyriou in 2019. AISU supported scientifically, financially, and with its members the building up of the Network.