Dr Robert Cowley and Dr Jon Phillips, partners on the Smart-Eco project, have produced a report entitled ‘What can urban sustainability experiments do?’, summarising an audience discussion at the World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur.
We are pleased to welcome Marie-Sarah Gastou from the École Centrale de Marseille in France, who has joined the International Eco-Cities Initiative as a visiting researcher for the current academic year.
A new report, released as part of the SMART-ECO project, provides profiles of three cities in Germany that have considerable ambitions in relation to the ‘smart’ and ‘eco’ agendas in urban development.
The University of Westminster will be leading a project in collaboration with the Jharkhand State Urban Planning and Management Institute (JUPMI), as part of the programme Smart Urban Development in Indian States – funded by the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DfID).
We are pleased to welcome Alec Gelgota, a new doctoral researcher investigating decentralised peer-to-peer energy sharing initiatives, and their role as urban experiments in creating systemic transformational change.
Proposals for contributions are invited for Monsoon Waters, the second in a series of symposia convened by Monsoon Assemblages, taking place at the University of Westminster on 12-13 April 2018. The submission deadline is 8 January 2018.
Registration is open for the third conference of the Regional Studies Association (RSA) Research Network on 'Smart City-Regional Governance for Sustainability', with the central topic of ‘spatial smartness’. A preliminary programme is now also available.