We are conducting research on ways to overcome these spatial and socio-economic challenges. In doing so, we pursue socially innovative, environmentally sound and economically viable approaches. The expertise of our interdisciplinary team is based on numerous insights gained in international analyses. We apply these in applied projects of regional development in South Tyrol and other mountain areas. For example, we examine the societal and environmental impacts of transalpine heavy goods vehicles traffic, opportunities for diversification and value creation in rural areas, as well as possible forms of coexistence between humans and wild animals.
Our team consists of experts from the economic, social, cultural, agricultural, natural, traffic, spatial and planning sciences and conducts research in three thematic areas: