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.


Research and scientific publications from and around the project

Maps and Data viz

Data visualizations and critical mapping by the project team


Public engagement, outreach, media, policy proposals

Short-Term City is a Research Project of National Relevance funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research.


Latest News

Updated news about activities, initiatives and deliverables of the STCity project.

Going Up! Real Estate & the Pandemic Alps

Going Up! Real Estate & the Pandemic Alps

Going up! Real Estate & the Pandemic Alps is a sociological project that addresses recent transformations in real estate ecology in relation to both the on-going pandemic and the surge of platform capitalism. It does so by choosing as entry point prime locations...

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Tourism Observation and Smart Tourism

Tourism Observation and Smart Tourism

How big data can help monitoring and enhancing Heritage Sites.
Séminaire organisé dans le cadre de l’initiative OURWORLDHERITAGE
Lundi 22 Février 2021, 2:00 – 4:00 (CET) sur ZOOM

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Digital urban geographies

Digital urban geographies

Webinar interdisciplinare al GSSI computer science/social sciences
25 February 2021, 16:00 GMT/17:00 Italian time
Speaker: Stefano De Sabbata
Virtual link:

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Action Plan

The activities of the ST-City project are organized into four macro-themes structured in work-packages: