Short Term City
Digital platforms and spatial justice
Digital platforms are changing cities in many subtle and profound ways. The short-term rentals website Airbnb is just one prominent example of how new online intermediaries reshape urban practices and imaginaries, change social relationships, disrupt traditional markets, amplify spatial hierarchies and inequalities, and challenge existing regulations and policies. Our goal is to offer an empirically-situated understanding of the logics and (bio-)politics of platform capitalism and how to deal with it, with a particular focus on Italian cities and on the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Updated news about activities, initiatives and deliverables of the STCity project.
Il progetto Horizon 2020 PLUS (Platform Labour in Urban Spaces) guidato dall’Università di Bologna ha indagato per 3 anni l’impatto di 4 piattaforme (Airbnb, Deliveroo, Helpling, Uber) su 7 città europee.
Giornate di studio del progetto Prin 2017 Short Term City. Digital platforms and spatial (in)justice
Certosa di Pontignano (Siena), 12-13 novembre 2021
L'Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning dell'Università di Lisbona organizza il 28-29 ottobre 2021 la "II Digital Geographies Conference. Critical perspectives on the platform economy" che quest'anno si terrà interamente online e non prevede costi per la...
The activities of the ST-City project are organized into four macro-themes structured in work-packages: