Tag: China

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 …

Conferences and workshops

2017 Global Smart City Summit in Shanghai

Our team members Ali Cheshmehzangi and Frans Sengers recently presented at the main forum of the 2017 Global Smart City Summit in Shanghai, 28-30 June 2017. They spoke about our project, and presented a comparative study of the smart city experimentation of Amsterdam, Hamburg and Ningbo from an institutional perspective under the title “Comparing smart cities …


Critical Reader Visits to Shanghai, Wuhan, Shenzhen & Ningbo

Some of our team members converged earlier this month in Shanghai, and then travelled on to Wuhan, visiting a series of key ‘smart’ and ‘eco’ sites in each city, and meeting key local actors.  These follow earlier visits to Shenzhen and Ningbo during the last project year. Among other things, the Shanghai visit included a seminar at the Pudong …


Smart-Eco Cities in China 2016: New Report

26 January 2017 Our new report profiles twelve Chinese cities which stand out for their ‘smart-eco’ ambitions: Chengdu, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Kunming, Nanjing, Ningbo, Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Wuhan and, Wuxi. It also includes an introductory section providing an overview of the current Chinese smart-eco ‘landscape’. Download report as pdf This report is part of a series, also …

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). …

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Project Meeting in Ningbo (China) 2016

20 May 2016 Our project team recently met at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China to plan for the next 12 months, with a focus on our choice of case studies in China, France, Germany, Holland and the UK. We also reviewed the global smart-eco-city database work to date, and the country-specific ‘horizon-scanning’ work which has taken place in Year …

Conferences and workshops

Annual Project Meeting 2016

7 March 2016 Our project members will be meeting at the University of Nottingham’s campus in Ningbo (China) on 12-15 May, to share the findings from the first year of research.  Following the meeting, our research reports, working papers, and international database will be made available on this website. 中文请微信搜索smartecocities公众平台