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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 …

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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 …

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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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2017 Annual Project Meeting in Exeter

On May 10-11, we held our annual team-wide project meeting in Exeter, the UK.  The first day was largely devoted to sharing and discussing findings from fieldwork over the last few months.  On the second day, we focused on our dissemination plans for the coming year.  Alongside the academic publications that are underway and planned, we are …

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

 25 August 2016 Our new report profiles ten leading ‘smart-eco’ cities in the UK (Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Nottingham, Peterborough, and Sheffield), and also includes a summary overview of the 2016 national smart-eco ‘landscape’. It draws on research conducted over the last year. Download the UK report as a pdf. A …

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Kick-off Meeting in London 12 September 2015

Our international project team met at King’s College London on 9-10 September 2015, to agree on the programme of research to be conducted in the first year. The key elements of this research are as follows: Smart-Eco Horizon-Scanning and Case Reports For each of the countries on which the research will focus (the UK, China, …