Las Rambles – Barcelona 21st of April 2020 – M. Rumignani


SMARTDEST is an EU-funded H2020 research project, bringing together 11 universities and 1 innovation centre from seven European and Mediterranean countries. It aims to develop innovative solutions in the face of the conflicts and externalities that are produced by tourism-related mobilities in cities, by informing the design of alternative policy options for more socially inclusive places in the age of mobilities.

Our Partners

URV is the public university of Southern Catalonia, ranking among the world’s top 80 young universities according to the Times Higher Education index. Tourism studies is one of its areas of excellence, and the GRATET group…Read More

Erasmus UPT, Centre for Urban, Port and Transport Economics is a research and education company founded by Erasmus University Rotterdam. We provide government and industry with cutting-edge knowledge, international best…Read More

The researchers involved in theSMARTDEST project from UA are members or collaborators of the Tourism Research Institute at the University of Alicante. This multidisciplinary research centre was created in 2006 to carry out…Read More

The Faculty of Tourism Studies – Turistica is a member of the University of Primorska, offering study programs on all three levels (undergraduate study programs, postgraduate study programs, and doctoral study…Read More

The Instituto de Geografia e Ordenamento do Território da Universidade de Lisboa (IGOT-ULisboa) is the School of Geography and Spatial Planning of the University of Lisbon. IGOT-ULisboa comprises the Centre of Geographical…Read More

The Politecnico di Torino (POLITO) is a leading public university, in Italy and in Europe, in technical-scientific teaching and research. Founded almost 150 years ago, POLITO has three Schools of Engineering, two Schools of…Read More

Tel-Aviv University is Located in Israel’s cultural, financial, and business heartland, Tel-Aviv University is the largest comprehensive research university in Israel. Comprising 9 faculties, 24 Schools and 105 departments, the university has over…Read More

The Department of Sociology at UNIVIE is a dynamic institute providing higher education – undergraduate (B.A.) and graduate (M.A. and doctoral) programs –undertaking also substantial research in the area of Social Sciences broadly conceived from work/organization and gender to…Read More

Inholland University of Applied Sciences offers international education and conducts applied research for professional practices. It offers broad, accredited bachelor’s programs and few master’s programmes at various locations…Read More

The University of Strathclyde is the place of useful learning. The Department of Work, Employment and Organisation undertakes research that is theory-led, policy relevant and focused on professional application across a wide spectrum of areas relating to people, work and…Read More

Founded in 2017, SerenDPT is a Benefit Corporation with a clear mission: create high profile job in Venice by developing Made in Venice tech products, in order to solve some of the city’s problems in several strategic areas and then sell those solutions in the rest of the world…Read More

The Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy (ESP) of the University of Milan is brand new structure born in in April 2017 to stimulate the dialogue and collaboration between the multiple and diversified disciplines and scientists occupied with finding viable…Read More

Presentation & Open Results

SMARTDEST expects to impact on science through the publication of academic papers and scientific dialogues; on society by designing viable solutions and forms of mitigation of social exclusion, dissemination and public activities; finally, on policy through a good involvement of policy makers, publication of policy oriented documents and endorsement of solutions.

Citylabs: Co-constructing Solutions

In a last stage of the research process, social and other stakeholders in each case study city will be invited to take part in a participatory process aiming at elaborating solutions in the face of social exclusionary processes produced by tourism motilities, scaling up small-scale coping tactics to social and policy innovation…

By Paolo Antonio Russo (Barcelona)

SMARTDEST Social Innovation Kit

Designing Sustainable Tourism Mobilities for Resilient Cities

The social innovation toolkit to support policymakers, businesses, and citizens in making their cities more resilient to tourism mobilities.