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.
Matthew Cook, a partner of the International Eco-Cities Initiative, will be presenting on the role of the citizen in smart city standards, at an event entitled ‘Shaping data standards for future cities’ in Glasgow on 19 May.
Simon Joss and partners of the International Eco-Cities Initiative are amongst those who have authored a paper in response to the ‘New Urban Agenda’, taking shape as a result of the UN-HABITAT III conference.
At what point should we reconsider the ‘compact city’ ideal in planning? A new paper by Duncan Bowie, using London as a case study, argues that development options beyond the city core should be given more consideration.