Category: Conferences and workshops

Conferences and workshops

AAG 2019 Session: Call for Papers

Our project colleagues Rob Raven and Philipp Spaeth are among the organisers of a session on smart urban experimentation for next year’s AAG meeting in Washington DC (April 3-7).  The session will explore the effects of such experiments on the ‘knowledge politics’ of urban decision-making. Those interested in taking part are invited to submit a …

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Future Cities Research Directions Workshop

We hosted a day-long workshop in Exeter yesterday, attended by invited researchers from a variety of universities, as well as representatives from Exeter City Futures and Future Cities Catapult. By bringing together practitioners and academics working on varied urban themes, we aimed to identify and discuss key emerging topics, in the hope of enabling future research …

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Is Urban Sustainability Going Out of Fashion?

        Simon Joss took part in a roundtable discussion at the AESOP Annual Congress in Gothenburg last week, exploring the rise of new urban development concepts and practices (smart cities, resilient cities, low carbon cities, etc), and where these leave the idea of sustainability.  The interesting questions posed by convenor Jonathan Metzger included …

Conferences and workshops, Publications

What Can Urban Sustainability Experiments Do? (Our Side Event at the World Urban Forum)

  Many thanks to everybody who came to our session at the UN-Habitat World Urban Forum (WUF9) last week in Kuala Lumpur. WUF has become a major biennial event – this year attracting 22,000 participants from around the world. In its own words, it is “recognised as the foremost global arena for interaction among policymakers, …

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Bordeaux Métropole Event

Our colleagues Eric Jolivet and Rob Cowley presented at a workshop on ‘Smart Cities: studies, rankings and perspectives’ organised by Bordeaux Métropole, as part of the city’s ongoing Semaine Digitale activities, on 1 February 2018. The panel also included Rushi Rama (Future Cities Catapult, UK), Rudolf Giffinger (Professor in the Dept. of Urban and Regional Research at …

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Project Event at the World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur

If you are attending the World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur (7-13 Feb 2018), come and find us!  We are organising a side event on ‘What Can Urban Sustainability Experiments Do?’ This will be an interactive session, beginning with a series of short presentations on ‘experimental’ urban activities in China, South Africa, and the UK.  …

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Smarter and/or Greener Workshop

We rounded off the year with an international workshop organised with the help of the Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies at the University of Nottingham Ningbo. Participants included our own team members from Holland, China and the UK, Chinese policy-makers and academics, and presenters from several other countries.  You can see the full programme here, which …

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Workshop in Ningbo 11-12 December

If you’re interested in attending our ‘Smarter and/or Greener?’ workshop, at the University of Nottingham Ningbo, on 11-12 December (click here for a pdf with further details), please contact May Tan-Mullins. If you’d like to present at the workshop, please send an abstract (300-350 words), along with your contact details and a short biographical note …

Conferences and workshops, Publications

Two Reports Launched at Cardiff Workshop

We launched two new reports at last week’s workshop on Sustainable Smart and Eco-city development in Cardiff (see pdf of the programme). The first (in English) provides a summary of some key policy pointers, based on our research in eight European and Chinese cities.  It outlines some key policy directions (building the smart city), driving factors (who …

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Gdansk and Utrecht – Two September Presentations

Rob Cowley presented findings from our project last week at a workshop on ‘Spatial Smartness’, organised by the Regional Studies Association (RSA) Research Network on ‘Smart City-Regional Governance for Sustainability’, at the University of Gdansk. The previous week, Frans Sengers gave a paper comparing the governance dimensions of smart city development in Holland, Germany and China, at …