About Spatial Dynamics Lab​

The cross-fertilization of ideas derived from different, but complementary scientific backgrounds holds the potential for ‘real’ break-through discoveries and entirely new research avenues.  The rationale behind the establishment of the Spatial Dynamics Lab is to provide advancements in the analysis of innovation processes, environmental impact, evolutionary patterns and structural change in cities, as well as to contribute to the fields of regional studies at the intersection of socio-economic and environmental processes and economic development.


Knowledge Economy

This research pillar aims to open up a new research frontier in science and technology studies, as well as to support the development of new planning and forecasting tools for progressive strategic innovation policies



Environment means anything that surrounds us. It can be living (biotic) or non-living (abiotic) things. It includes physical, chemical and other natural forces. … In the environment there are different interactions between animals, plants, soil, water, and other living and non-living things.


Smart Cities

A smart city uses information and communication technology (ICT) to improve operational efficiency, share information with the public and provide a better quality of government service and citizen welfare. People able to live and work within the city, using its resources.