I think across disciplines to study the relationships between people and the design of our built and digital environments. Currently I’m working on biodiversity loss in cities and how to balance our growth ambitions with our planetary boundaries.

I’m consultant at DEMOS Helsinki, an independent think tank aiming to build sustainable and fair post-industrial societies. I develop studies and solutions to energise public and private enterprises dealing with the complexity of plannin.

In 2013 I co-founded SPIN Unit, an international urban agency based in Tallinn and Helsinki to mediate urban development processes and provide insights to place makers. I’m involved in external collaborations as Principal Researcher at TERREFORM CAUR, as Associate at the Spatial Ethnography Lab and as urban analyst at TalTech.

I’m also involved with academic institutes. I do research at Tampere University since 2016, where I work with epidemiologists to study the relationships between biodiversity loss and public health. I was a visiting researcher at Sapienza University and the Nokia Bell Labs. I also lecture and teach urban planning courses at different schools of planning and design, among these are the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Beijing University of Technology, Tampere University, TalTech, University of Alicante, the European University in San Petersburg, CUNY and Aalto University.


I’m based in Helsinki.
Write at me@damianocerrone.info or PM on Twitter, LinkedIn or Discord.