ESRC Research Seminar
The Governance of Eco-City Innovation
The aim of this ESRC Research Seminar is to explore the governance of current eco-city innovation, and to facilitate the development of academic and expert networks with a view to stimulating policy-relevant research and knowledge transfer. The seminar series consists of five consecutive events hosted during 2011―2012. The events address the multi-faceted interrelationship between governance and innovation. This is particularly pertinent, given the recent rapid expansion and mainstreaming of eco-city initiatives, which gives rise to important questions about their political, social and economic governance.
The convenors included academics, policy specialists and practitioners from eight organisations in the United Kingdom and abroad. The initiative was co-ordinated by the University of Westminster.
|20 May 2011||
Seminar 1 - Eco-City Governance: defining the research and policy agenda
Convenors: Simon Joss, Tassilo Herrschel
|11 October 2011||
Seminar 2 - Eco-city innovation: integrated systems management & policy coordination
Innovation can occur from integration – the recombination of existing knowledge in new ways. The second event in this ESRC Research Seminar series brings together researchers and practitioners to reflect on integration in contemporary international eco-city developments. It will consider...
Convenors: : L Frederiksen, P Head and A Owen
|10 February 2012||
Seminar 3 - Eco-city politics: national policy, local leadership, public accountability
The third ESRC eco-city research seminar assesses the challenges involved in achieving effective leadership for sustainable urban development in different national and sub-national governance and policy contexts. These challenges will be analysed through a comparison of four EU countries: Germany,...
Convenors: : A Franzen, D Greenwood, Y Li
|30 May 2012||
Seminar 4 - Bringing eco-cities to life: community engagement, local activism
|15 November 2012||
Seminar 5 - ‘Good’ governance for eco-city innovation: international perspectives
Seminar: 1.30 - 5.45pm