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Australia and China: July Conference Presentations

Our team members presented research at two major conferences in July:

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:

Frans Sengers at the Ecocity World Summit


Linjun Xie at the Ecocity World Summit


Li Yu being interviewed for local TV show 双创三人行 in Haikou. (Available to watch on YouTube and TenCent video.)


Linjun Xie in Haikou


Rob Cowley in Haikou




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