Tag: Simon Joss

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

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 …

Publications

New Article on the British Smart City Standard

We’re proud to announce the publication of a new project article in the Journal of Urban Technology, co-authored by our team member Simon Joss.  It explores the way that citizenship is framed in the new ‘smart city standard’ devised by the British Standards Institution.  The article is available on open access. Abstract: Growing practice interest …

Conferences and workshops, Press releases and media engagement

Spreading the Word Across Asia

28 June 2016 We’ve been sharing our thoughts far and wide during the last few weeks. During May, our team member Philipp Späth gave two lectures in China, at Tongji University (Shanghai), and the Swanport Café (Beijing), on the subject of ‘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). …