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Alessandra Ferrara

Senior researcher, National Statistical Institute - Head of Urban Environment and Landscape Unit

BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background.

Geographer, expert in spatial analysis of social and environmental phenomena


ACHIEVEMENT/ What is the project/initiative/startup/company you will be presenting at the Positive Economy Forum all about ?

UrBES project – Measures of well-being at the urban scale and other qualifications of urban areas


LOCATION/ In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities ?



IMPACT/ What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental…of the activity, project, initiative, startup, company ?

Statistical information and analysis of well-being issues in urban environments, with particular reference to the urban environment, utilities quality and landscape values, are among the necessary components to ensure the knowledge of cities as good living place and are strategic to steer urban governance in an integrated and cross cutting approach.


QUOTE/ A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you.

Humor and knowledge are the two great hopes of our culture. Konrad Lorenz

….if you are looking for something often you find something else…. TizianoTerzani