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.
A new essay by Rick Pruetz explores the use of a market-based planning tool, ‘Transferable Development Credits’ (TDCs), being applied in the US to achieve aims where more traditional approaches may struggle.
Early-career researchers are invited to submit papers for a three-day workshop on the topic: ‘Sustainable urban infrastructure and social inclusion – improving choice and wellbeing in UK and Chinese cities’.