Our team members presented research at two major conferences in July:
- the Ecocity World Summit 2017, in Melbourne (Australia)
- the 2017 (12th) Conference on Urban Development and Planning, held in Haikou City, Hainan Province (China)
In Melbourne, Frans Sengers presented a comparative analysis of institutional arrangements for smart city experiments in Amsterdam, Ningbo, and Hamburg (download pdf); and Linjun Xie talked about our project findings from Chongming Eco-Island. This was the 12th annual Ecocity World Summit, and this year had the theme Changing Cities: Resilience and Transformations, with around 1,000 delegates from over 30 countries.
The conference in China is a major annual event for Chinese planners and urban practitioners, with around 2,000 delegates attending this year, so it was a great chance to disseminate our research. Li Yu gave his thoughts on the international circulation of ideas about ‘green’, ‘smart’ and ‘liveable’ cities; Linjun Xie presented some of our findings from Chongming Eco-Island; and Rob Cowley spoke about smart city developments in the UK.
A few photos: