Publications

Details of our project-related academic publications, along with working papers, reports, policy briefings, and other research outputs are provided below.  This page is regularly updated as new publications emerge.

Journal Articles

Joss, S., Cook, M. & Dayot, Y. (2017). Smart Cities: Towards a New Citizenship Regime? A Discourse Analysis of the British Smart City Standard. Journal of Urban Technology. Advance online version. DOI: 10.1080/10630732.2017.1336027

Cowley, R., Joss, S. & Dayot, Y. (2017). The Smart City and its Publics: Insights from Across Six UK Cities. Urban Research & Practice. Advance online version. DOI: 10.1080/17535069.2017.1293150.

Caprotti, F., Cowley, R., Datta, A. Castán Broto, V., Gao, E., Georgeson, L., Herrick, C., Odendaal, N. & Joss, S. (2017). The New Urban Agenda: key opportunities and challenges for policy and practice. Urban Research & Practice. Advance online version, DOI: 10.1080/17535069.2016.1275618

Caprotti, F. & Cowley, R. (2016). Interrogating Urban Experiments. Urban Geography. Advance online version, DOI:10.1080/02723638.2016.1265870

Reports

Smart-Eco Cities in China: Trends and Profiles 2016

  • includes twelve profiles of Chinese smart-eco-cities (Chengdu, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Kunming, Nanjing, Ningbo, Qingdao, Shanghai, Tianjin, Wuhan, and Wuxi)

Smart-Eco Cities in the Netherlands: Trends and City Profiles 2016

  • includes four profiles of Dutch smart-eco cities (Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Rotterdam, and Utrecht)

Smart-Eco Cities in the UK: Trends and City Profiles 2016

  • includes ten profiles of UK smart-eco cities (Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Nottingham, Peterborough, and Sheffield)

King’s College London UK Smart Cities Survey 2016

  • preliminary findings from a survey of Smart City initiatives in the UK conducted over 6 months between 2015 and 2016.

Book Chapters

Sengers, F., Späth, P., Raven, R.P.J.M. (forthcoming 2017). Smart city construction: towards an analytical framework for (smart) urban living labs. In Marvin, S., Bulkeley, H., Mai, Q., McCormick, K. & Voytenko, P. (eds.) Urban living labs: experimenting with city futures. London: Routledge.

Joss, S. & Cowley, R. (forthcoming 2017). National policies for local urban sustainability: a new governance approach? In Eames, M., Dixon, T., Hunt, M., & Lannon, S. (eds.) Retrofitting Cities for Tomorrow’s World. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Presentation Materials

Raven, R.P.J.M., Sengers, F.W., Spaeth, P., Cheshmehzangi, A., Xie, L. & de Jong, M. (2017). An institutional perspective on smart city experimentation: comparing arrangements in Amsterdam, Hamburg and Ningbo. Presented by Frans Sengers and Linjun Xie at ECOCITY World Summit 2017, Melbourne, 13 July. Download pdf

Chien, S.-S. (2016).  Understanding Eco-Smart Process and Consequences in Post-Socialist China. Presented at SMART-ECO project meeting, University of Nottingham Ningbo China, 12 May. Download pdf

Videos

Jolivet, E. (2017). Smart-Eco Urban Development in France. Available on YouTube.

Sengers, F. (2017). Smart-Eco Urban Development in the Netherlands. Available on YouTube and Tencent Video.

Tan-Mullins, M. (2017). Smart-Eco Urban Development in China. Available on YouTube and Tencent Video.

Spaeth, P. (2017). Smart-Eco Urban Development in Germany. Available on YouTube and Tencent Video.

Interviews and Media Articles

Yu, L. (2017).  The development of smart-eco cities in China. Interview on Chinese local TV – Haikou Channel [《双创三人行》智慧生态城市建设——于立 ], 3 Aug.  Watch on YouTube, or TenCent video (腾讯视频) 15:00 onwards , or HKBTV.CN (海广网) 15:00 onwards.

Caprotti, F. (2017). Research in the invisible city: Challenges for ‘knowing’ the smart city.  UGEC Viewpoints, 20 April. Read Online

Joss, S. (2016). Smart Cities at a Crossroads. Public Sector Executive, Dec/Jan: 40. Download pdf

Spaeth, P. (2016). The Smart City in Germany? Reconsidering the Challenges of Sustainable Urban Development [德国智慧城市- 城市可持续发展挑战再考]. Interview given at Swanport Cafe, Beijing, 21 May. Read online, or download pdf

Conference papers given

At the 2017 (Twelfth) Conference on Urban Development and Planning in Haikou, China, 27-28 July:

  • The ‘smart’ eco-city: insights from the UK (Cowley, R.)
  • 为可持续发展而规划:崇明生态岛规划和发展引发的思考 [Planning for sustainability: some concerns from Chongming Eco-Island’s planning and development] (Xie, L.)
  • 生态,智慧,宜居:多语境下城市发展的核心内涵与生态现代化的困境 [Ecological, smart, liveable: core connotations of cities within multi-discourses and the dilemma of ecological modernization] (Yu, L.)

Raven, R.P.J.M., Sengers, F.W., Spaeth, P., Cheshmehzangi, A., Xie, L. & de Jong, M. (2017). An institutional perspective on smart city experimentation: comparing arrangements in Amsterdam, Hamburg and Ningbo. Paper presented at Copernicus Workshop on Futuring versus Path-Dependencies, Utrecht, 13 July.

Raven, R.P.J.M., Sengers, F.W., Spaeth, P., Cheshmehzangi, A., Xie, L. & de Jong, M. (2017). An institutional perspective on smart city experimentation: comparing arrangements in Amsterdam, Hamburg and Ningbo. Paper presented at ECOCITY World Summit 2017, Melbourne, 13 July.

Joss, S. (2017). The Smart City and Its Publics: Insights
from Across Six UK Cities. Paper presented at Natural Resources and Urban Transformations Colloquium, Rurh-Universität, Bochum, Germany, 12 July.

Cheshmehzangi, A. & Sengers, F. (2017). Comparing smart cities in Europe and China: visions, governance and experimentsPaper presented at 2017 Global Smart City Summit, Shanghai, 28-30 June.

Raven, R.P.J.M., Sengers, F.W., Spaeth, P., Cheshmehzangi, A., Xie, L. & de Jong, M. (2017). An institutional perspective on smart city experimentation: comparing arrangements in Amsterdam, Hamburg and Ningbo. Paper presented at 8th International Sustainability Transitions Conference, Gothenburg, 18-21 June.

Cowley, R., Joss, S. & Caprotti, F. (2017). The UK Smart City and its Publics. Paper presented at Nordic Geographers Meeting 2017, Stockholm, 18-21 June. Abstract

Joss, S. & Cook, M. (2017). Doing smart governance: an assemblage approach. Paper presented at Nordic Geographers Meeting 2017, Stockholm, 18-21 June. Abstract

Xie, L. (2017). Smart Eco-cities for a Green Economy: Chinese Transition towards urban sustainability. Paper presented at Contemporary Challenges of China symposium, organised by the Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies at University of Nottingham Ningbo, 26 May.

Tan-Mullins, M., Cheshmehzangi, A., Xie, L. & Späth, P. (2017). Chinese Smart/Eco Urbanism from a Comparative Perspective. Paper given at Asia – Transition of a World Region conference (50th anniversary of the German Association of Asian Studies), Hamburg, 17 May.

At the International Conference on China Urban Development in London, 5-6 May 2017 (website and programme):

  • Modular urbanism: Bureaucratic time-space, isomorphic form, and urban crisis (Chien, S.-S. & Woodworth, M.D.)
  • Challenges of Chinese eco-cities: A multi-perspective analysis of the current status (Cheshmehzangi, A., Tan-Mullins, M. & Linjun Xie, L.)
  • Envisioning Pingdi International Low Carbon City (ILCC) in Shenzhen: Can we foresee a sleeping dragon? (Cheshmehzangi, A., Xie, L., Sengers, F. & Tan-Mullins, M.)
  • Explaining city branding practices in China’s three mega-city regions: The role of ecological modernization (de Jong, M., Chen, Y., Joss, S. & Lu, H.)

Späth, P. (2017). Big Data und Open Data – Neue wissenspolitische Arrangements in Zeiten der Smart City? Paper given at Assessing Big Data workshop, Technical University of Dortmund, 13 March.

Joss, S. (2017). Smart cities UK: between standardization and emergent local practices. American Association of Geographers’ Annual Meeting 2017, Boston, 4 April. Abstract

Cheshmehzangi, A., Tan-Mullins, M. & Xie, L. (2017). The Global Actors of Pingdi’s International Low Carbon City: An Analysis of their Influences on the Planning Process. Paper given at EU-Asian Sustainable Management conference, National Taiwan University, 15-16 March. Abstract

Xie, L., Cheshmehzangi, A. & Tan-Mullins, M. (2017). China’s move towards a New Low-Carbon Development Mode? An Analysis of International Low Carbon City (ILCC) in Shenzhen. Paper given at EU-Asian Sustainable Management conference, National Taiwan University, 15-16 March. Abstract

Tan-Mullins, M,. Cheshmehzangi, A. & Xie, L. (2017). Implementation Gap for Smart City Management: The case of Ningbo China. Paper given at EU-Asian Sustainable Management conference, National Taiwan University, 15-16 March. Abstract

Joss, S. (2016). Smart Cities – So Whither Sustainability? Keynote presentation at Smart City-Regional Governance for Sustainability: Experimental Smartness conference organised by Regional Studies Association Research Network. Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development, 6 October. Programme

Spaeth, P. (2016). Für Energieregionen wie für Smart Cities: Ein Analyserahmen für ortsbezogene Zukunftsvisionen [For energy regions and smart cities: An analytical framework for the study of place-related visions of the future]. Paper given at workshop on The Role of Cities, Municipalities, and Regions in systemic change of the energy system – Theoretical and methodological approaches. Stuttgart, 6 October.

Sengers, F., Spaeth, F., & Raven, R.P.J.M. (2016). Smart city construction: towards an analytical framework for smart city experimentation. Paper given at SPRU 50th Anniversary Conference. University of Sussex, 7-9 September.

Cowley, R. (2016). Deglobalising the Smart-Eco Urban Ideal. Paper given at Joint East Asian Studies (JEAS) Conference 2016. SOAS, London, 7-9 September.

Sengers, F., Spaeth, F., & Raven, R.P.J.M. (2016). Smart city construction: towards an analytical framework for smart city experimentation. Paper given at 4S/EASST Conference BCN-2016. Barcelona, 31 August – 3 September.

Spaeth, P. (2016). Socio-technical futures shaping the present – Empirical examples and Analytical Challenges in STS and Technology Assessment. Paper given at 4S/EASST Conference BCN-2016. Barcelona, 31 August – 3 September.

Caprotti, F. & Cowley, R. (2016). Analysing the Actually Existing UK Smart City. Paper given at RGS-IGB Annual International Conference 2016. London, 30 August – 2 September.

Caprotti, F. (2016). Social Sustainability and the UK Smart City. Invited plenary presentation at AHRC Network conference on Smart City Futures and Social Justice. University of Leeds, 29-30 June.

Cowley, R. (2016). Science Fiction and the Smart-Eco City. Paper given at Society for the History of Technology Annual Meeting 2016. National University of Singapore, 22-26 June.

Joss, S. Molella, A. & Kargon, R. (2016) ‘Smart City’: Tracing the Historical Roots of the Contemporary Paradigm of Urban Technology. Paper given at Society for the History of Technology Annual Meeting 2016. National University of Singapore, 22-26 June.

Caprotti, F. (2016). Metrics and sustainable urban futures. Introductory talk at Urban Futures: Interrogating Metrics and the City workshop. King’s College London, 8 June.

Sengers, F., Spaeth, F., & Raven, R.P.J.M. (2016). Smart city construction: towards an analytical framework for smart city experimentation.  Paper for the Workshop on Urban Living Labs, Experimentation and Socio-technical Transitions. Durham University, 5 February.

Sengers, F., Wieczorek, A., Raven, R.P.J.M., & Berkhout, F. (2015). Experimenting for urban sustainability transitions: a systemic literature review. RGS-IGB Annual International Conference 2015. University of Exeter, 1-4 September.