LADEST is the Laboratory of socio-geographical research of the University of Siena, based in the Department of Political and Cognitive Sciences. The laboratory specialises in data collection and spatial analysis, Geographical Information Science, and territorial data mapping. We employ mainstream GIS tools as well as applications developed in house (Flikrsearch, Kowalski, TEA). The current research focus is on citizen science and crowdsourcing, territorial marketing and environmental monitoring.

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Where do Airbnb money go?

[The previous instances of our Airification series are here and here. We also published a draft version of the full report ]

How shared are Sharing economy’s benefits? We estimated the annual income of hosts listing properties on Airbnb in 13 Italian cities and found that, somewhat contrarily to the rhetoric generally attached to the notion of sharing, the Italian Airbnb ecosystem is a profoundly unequal one.

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Themes: Urban Geography

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