Category: Publications

Publications

New Article on ‘Flagship’ Smart Urban Spaces

Our colleague Federico Caprotti has a new project article out today in Urban Studies, available on open access here. The article explores the significance of two prominent sites in the UK where the smart city is made visible: Glasgow’s Operations Centre and Bristol’s Data Dome. Such ‘flagship’ spaces play particular roles in defining and justifying …

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New book: Inside Smart Cities

Inside Smart Cities, a new book edited by our project colleague Federico Caprotti along with Andrew Karvonen and Federico Cugurullo, is out today, published by Routledge. The book uses 23 empirically detailed case studies to provide real-world evidence on how local authorities, small and medium enterprises, corporations, utility providers and civil society groups are implementing …

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New Report: Smart-Eco Cities in France

Our report on smart-eco urban development in France, compiled by Eric Jolivet and Anna Bond, is now available to download. It includes profiles of Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Nice, and Toulouse with detailed descriptions of selected relevant activities taking place in each city. Please visit our publications page to find other project outputs, including reports on other countries.

Publications

Two New Project Publications

    We have a new journal article and a book to announce. The article, on the ‘Smart City as Anti-Planning in the UK’, was co-authored by Rob Cowley and Federico Caprotti, and was published online today in Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. The book, on Eco-Development in China, was written by Ali Cheshmehzangi and his …

Publications

Future Cities: Three New Comment Pieces

Three of our team have contributed interrelated thought pieces on the future of our cities to the ‘Politics of an Urban Age’ collection in Palgrave Communications. Federico Caprotti proposes that human needs should be brought back to the centre of thinking and planning for the urban future.  You can read it here. Simon Joss argues for …

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Low-carbon promises and realities: Lessons from three socio-technical experiments in Shanghai

A new journal article, drawing partly on our fieldwork in China last year, has just been published. It explores what has become of three planned low-carbon developments in the Shanghai region (Anting New Town, Dongtan Eco-City, and Hongqiao CBD’s low-carbon transportation hub). The authors of the article include our smart-eco project colleagues Frans Sengers, Linjun …

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, …

Publications

New Report: Smart-Eco Cities in Germany

Our report on smart-eco urban development in Germany, edited by Philipp Späth, is now available to download. It includes profiles of Berlin, Hamburg and Munich, with detailed descriptions of selected relevant activities taking place in each city. Please visit our publications page to find other project outputs, including reports on other countries.   中文请微信搜索smartecocities公众平台

Publications

New Article on Shenzhen International Low Carbon City

Based on fieldwork conducted in Shenzhen last year, an article by three members of our China team (Ali Cheshmehzangi, Linjun Xie and May Tan-Mullins) has been published in the journal Cities. You can access the article here. Abstract This study looks into one of the most promising low carbon city planning initiatives in China, namely Shenzhen’s International …

Publications

Call for Abstracts: Special Issue on ‘Smart, the New Sustainable?’

We are currently inviting abstracts for a special issue of the journal Sustainability, on the theme of ‘Smart, the New Sustainable? The Smart City and Its Implications for Sustainable Urbanism’. This special issue will be guest edited by three members of our Holland and UK teams: Martin de Jong, Simon Joss and Federico Caprotti. Original research articles …