Research and Analysis:

LaGeS explores a wide range of topics concerning the territory:

  • Sustainable urban mobility, accessibility and transport
  • Sustainable tourism
  • Regional development
  • Tangible and intangible cultural heritage
  • Urban public space
  • Environment and energy
  • Regional marketing and promotion
  • Agri-food supply chains, food and cities

On these and other subjects, LaGeS conducts the following national and international research activities:

  • Analysis of regional dynamics and socio-economic changes, at the urban and regional scale
  • Quantitative and qualitative field research and production of socio-geographic data
  • Statistical processing of socio-geographic data
  • Digital map production and GIS spatial analysis
  • 3D Spatial data modeling
  • Big data and sentiment analysis


Urban and territorial planning

LaGeS boasts solid experience in developing urban and regional plans, using a sectorial approach (mobility, accessibility, transport and tourism plans) as well as a transversal approach (sustainable development, spatial and regional redevelopment, regeneration and reuse plans), in the following areas:

  • Development and enhancement of regional resources
  • International cooperation and development
  • Management, protection and enhancement of the cultural tangible and intangible heritage
  • Transport and sustainable mobility
  • Sustainable tourism
  • Urban strategic planning


Education and training

LaGeS has developed several education and training programs, targeted especially toward public officials and employees, in Italy and abroad, covering the following topics:

  • Methods and tools for socio-regional analysis
  • Statistical software and geographic information systems (GIS)
  • Urban analysis and planning
  • Geography, sustainable transport and mobility planning
  • Sustainable development, environment and regional policies

Moreover, LaGeS is involved in organizing empirical research and data processing for the following courses taught at the University of Florence, which can also be followed singly:

  • Master in Urban Analysis&Managment and Cultural Landscape
  • Social geography (Degree in Geographical and Anthropological Studies)
  • Geography and Geography Laboratory (Degree in History)
  • Urban geography (Master’s Degree in Geography, spatial management, heritage for international cooperation)