International Eco-Cities Initiative

Funding Bodies

Leverhulme Trust, Rockefeller Foundation, Economic and Social Research Council.


Simon Joss (Westminster)


The International Eco-Cities Initiative is a multi-national research network co-ordinated by scholars at the University of Westminster (London), the Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore), and the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the Smithsonian Institution (Washington DC). 

The initiative undertakes and supports:

  • research into contemporary urban sustainability and related governance and innovation issues
  • comparative analyses of diverse eco-city initiatives in various national and cultural contexts
  • seminars, workshops and conferences¬†
  • knowledge transfer between academics, policy-makers and practitioners
  • postgraduate and research training

Find out more on the Eco-cities website

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Research themes

Research in the Centre for the Study of Democracy.

Postgraduate students in the classroom

Research study

Opportunities for doctoral study.