Tag: China

Publications

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 …

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 …

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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, …

Conferences and workshops

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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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 …

Conferences and workshops

Announcing UK-China Workshop in Cardiff

We’re pleased to announce that our project colleague Li Yu has organised a two-day international symposium on ‘Sustainable Smart Eco-City Planning and Development’ at Cardiff University (12-13 Oct 2017). There is an excellent list of speakers from both China and Europe, and several of our own project colleagues will be sharing findings from our SMART-ECO …

Conferences and workshops

Sharing Findings in Tianjin

Our colleagues Li Yu, Andrew Flynn and Linjun Xie took part in a workshop on Smart and Eco Cities at the Tianjin Urban Planning & Design Institute (TUPDI) on 6 September 2017. The workshop explored the planning and development of smart eco-city in Tianjin and China. Participants include Mr. Changlin Zhou (deputy dean of TUPDI), …

Conferences and workshops

Sponge City Seminar at the 5th ILCC in Shenzhen

Our team member Ali Cheshmehzangi presented at a special seminar on ‘Sponge Cities’ in Shenzhen International Low-Carbon City, held as part of the 5th annual International Low Carbon City (ILCC) forum, on 8 September 2017. He shared his insights into sponge city development in the UK and China, under the title “Resilient City Development: Comprehensive …

Conferences and workshops, Press releases and media engagement

Australia and China: July Conference Presentations

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 …