Digital platforms are programmable digital architectures designed to organize interactions between users (Van Dijck, 2019); a global ecosystem of online platforms that is driven by algorithms and fueled by data increasingly influences our consumption habits, leisure, study, and work, as well as our social relations and experience of space itself. The research work at the LADEST focuses on

        • Effects of intermediation mechanism on urban space
        • The performative power of platforms in our society
        • The spatial effects and impact at the local and the national scale



        The crowdsourcing of geographic information addresses the collection of geospatial data contributed by expert or non-expert users and the aggregation of these data into meaningful geospatial datasets. LADEST focuses on

        • Data collection
        • Data analysis
        • Data integration with other traditional data sources (e.g. census)
        • Data visualization



        GIS can be defined as spatial system that creates, manages, analyzes, and maps many types of data (ESRI). LADEST laboratory uses the most modern and innovative GIS technologies and techniques. LADEST work focuses on

        • Desktop-based / Web-based spatial analysis and representations
        • Spatial data visualization
        • Thematic mapping 
        • GIS seminars



        A spatial network is a graph whose nodes are embedded in geographic space. Spatial networks organize and structure human social, economic, and cultural systems. The LADEST research combines graph theory with spatial analysis to study the structures and dynamics of social, economic, and cultural systems. LADEST work focuses on

        • Social Network Analysis
        • Network Centrality 
        • Geo-social networks



          Citizen science is the practice of public participation and collaboration in scientific research to increase scientific knowledge LADEST carries out research and fieldwork activities in local and national CS projects. Ladest collaborates with the National Future Biodivesity Centre (https://www.nbfc.it/)

        • Data collection and information production
        • Community building
        • Implementation of CS methodologies in teaching



          The LADEST laboratory carries out analyses and hosts trainees for in-depth studies on the topics of sustainable development, sustainable ecological transition and progress towards the 2030 Agenda goals.

        • Socio-economic & environmental indicators
        • Seminars & Teaching
        • Spatial Analysis



          Over the past few years, urban shared micro mobility systems – such as bike and e-scooter sharing schemes – have been promoted in many European countries as means to foster a more just, sustainable, and healthier urban life. The LADEST laboratory carries out a series of comparative analysis about mobility sharing in European cities, user attitude and urban transportation policy.

        • Survey-based analysis
        • Comparative studies / (sub) National level
        • Accessibility