Tag: Federico Caprotti

Press releases and media engagement

Federico Caprotti becomes Turing Fellow

Dr Federico Caprotti (Principal Investigator of our smart-eco cities project) recently became a Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute for 2018-2020, to continue working on smart cities and urban futures. This is one of 22 prestigious two-year fellowships allowing researchers to spend a proportion of their time at The Alan Turing Institute headquarters in London, …

Press releases and media engagement

Press Release: Public Must Help Shape Smart Cities

(Text from University of Exeter press release 17 October 2018)   The public must play a key role in the ongoing “smart cities” revolution, researchers say. The term smart city refers to places where digital data is collected and used to run services – ranging from traffic lights that minimise queues to health apps that …

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 …

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 …

Conferences and workshops

Is Urban Sustainability Going Out of Fashion?

        Simon Joss took part in a roundtable discussion at the AESOP Annual Congress in Gothenburg last week, exploring the rise of new urban development concepts and practices (smart cities, resilient cities, low carbon cities, etc), and where these leave the idea of sustainability.  The interesting questions posed by convenor Jonathan Metzger included …

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 …

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 …