Publications and resources

Sustainable cities: governing for urban innovation (book)

  • Joss, S. (2015). Sustainable cities: governing for urban innovation. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

The New Urban Agenda: key opportunities and challenges for policy and practice

  • Caprotti, Federico, et al. (2017), The New Urban Agenda: key opportunities and challenges for policy and practice. Urban Research & Practice (2017).

Eco-city development in China: addressing the policy implementation challenge (article)

  • De Jong, M., Yu, C., Joss, S., Wennersten, R., Yu, L.,Zhang X. and Ma, X. (2016) Eco-city development in China: addressing the policy implementation challenge. Journal of Cleaner Production. 134(A), pp. 31-41.

Eco-cities: technological showcases or public spaces? (Doctoral thesis)

  • Cowley, R. (2016). Eco-cities: technological showcases or public spaces? Doctoral thesis, University of Westminster.

Reframing the problem of public space in the sustainable city (conference paper)

  • Cowley, R. (2015). Reframing the problem of public space in the sustainable city. Paper presented at RC21 Conference 2015: The Ideal City: between myth and reality. Representations, policies, contradictions and challenges for tomorrow’s urban life. Urbino, Italy, 27-29 August.

Eco-cities and sustainable urbanism (encyclopaedia article)

  • Joss, S. (2015). Eco-cities and sustainable urbanism. In: Wright, J.D. (ed.-in-chief), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd ed., Vol 6. Oxford: Elsevier, pp. 829–837. DOI:10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.74010-4.

Rising to the challenge: public participation in sustainable urban development (chapter)

  • Joss, S. (2014). Rising to the challenge: public participation in sustainable urban development. In: Hofmeister, W., Rueppel P. & Lye, L.F. (eds.) Eco-cities: sharing European and Asian best practices and experiences. Singapore: EU-Asia Dialogue, pp. 35-51.

Adapting adaptation: the English eco-town initiative as governance process (article)

  • Tomozeiu, D., and S. Joss. (2014). Adapting adaptation: the English eco-town initiative as governance process. Ecology and Society, 19 (2): 20.

Eco-cities in pan-Asia: international discourses, local practices (article)

  • Joss, S., Kargon, R. & Molella, A. (2013). Eco-cities in pan-Asia: international discourses, local practices. From the guest editors. Journal of Urban Technology, 20 (1): 1-5.

The eco-city as urban technology: perspectives on Caofeidian international eco-city (China) (article)

  • Joss, S., & Molella, A. (2013). The eco-city as urban technology: perspectives on Caofeidian international eco-city (China). Journal of Urban Technology, 20 (1): 115-137.

Eco-city Governance: a case study of Treasure Island and Sonoma Mountain Village (article)

  • Joss, S. (2011). Eco-city governance: a case study of Treasure Island and Sonoma Mountain Village. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning,13 (4): 331-348.

Accountable governance, accountable sustainability? A case study of accountability in the governance for sustainability (article)

  • Joss, S; (2010). Accountable governance, accountable sustainability? A case study of accountability in the governance for sustainability. Journal of Environmental Policy & Governance, 20 (2): 408-421.

ESRC research seminar: the governance of eco-city innovation

Sustainable–smart–resilient–low carbon–eco–knowledge cities; making sense of a multitude of concepts promoting sustainable urbanization (article)

  • De Jong, M., Joss, S., Schraven, D., Zhan, C. & Weijnen, M. (2015). Sustainable–smart–resilient–low carbon–eco–knowledge cities; making sense of a multitude of concepts promoting sustainable urbanization. Journal of Cleaner Production, online advance version. DOI:10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.02.004.

Towards the ‘ubiquitous eco-city’: an analysis of the internationalisation of eco-city policy and practice (article)

  • Joss, S., Cowley, R. & Tomozeiu, D. (2013). Towards the ‘ubiquitous eco-city’: an analysis of the internationalisation of eco-city policy and practice. Journal of Urban Research & Practice, 6 (1): 54-74.

Eco-cities - a global survey: eco-city profiles (2011) (report)

  • Joss, S., Tomozeiu, D. and Cowley, R., (2011). Eco-cities - a global survey: eco-city profiles. University of Westminster (ISBN 978-0-9570527-1-0).

Eco-cities: the mainstreaming of urban sustainability; key characteristics and driving factors (article)

  • Joss, S; (2011). Eco-cities: the mainstreaming of urban sustainability; key characteristics and driving factors. International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning, 6 (3): 268-285.

Eco-cities – a global survey: eco-city profiles (part A, 2009) (report)

  • Joss, S. (2010). Eco-cities – a global survey 2009. Part A: eco-city profiles. University of Westminster.

Eco-cities: a global survey 2009 (article)

  • Joss, S. (2010). Eco-cities: a global survey 2009. WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, 129: 239-250.

Tomorrow’s city today: prospects for standardising sustainable urban development – Leverhulme International Network report

  • Joss, S., Cowley, R., de Jong, M., Müller, B., Park, B-S., Rees, W., Roseland, M., and Rydin, Y. (2015). Tomorrow’s city today: prospects for standardising sustainable urban development. London: University of Westminster. (ISBN 978-0-9570527-5-8).

Videos and reports relating to the Leverhulme International Network

Bellagio report: eco-city indicators, standards & frameworks

  • Joss, S. (ed.) (2012). Tomorrow's City Today: Eco-City Indicators, Standards & Frameworks. Bellagio Conference Report. University of Westminster. (ISBN 978-0-9570527-2-7).

Video relating to the Rockefeller Bellagio project

Eco-city indicators: governance challenges (article)

  • Joss, S., Tomozeiu, D. & Cowley, R. (2012). Eco-city indicators: governance challenges. WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, 155: 109-120.

One Planet Living: a tale of three UK urban sustainability initiatives (conference paper)

  • Joss. S. (2015). One Planet Living: a tale of three UK urban sustainability initiatives. Conference paper presented at: Sustainable Innovation 2014: Cities & Regions as Catalysts for Smart & Sustainable Innovation. KAKD, Copenhagen, 3-4 November.

The smart city and its publics: insights from across six UK cities (article)

  • Cowley, R., Joss, S. and Dayot, Y. (2017). The smart city and its publics: insights from across six UK cities. Urban Research & Practice: 1-25.

Public Sector Executive: smart cities at a crossroads (feature article)

  • Joss, S. (2016). Smart cities: at a crossroads. Public Sector Executive. Dec/Jan 2016-17.

Smart-eco cities in the UK: trends and city profiles 2016 (report)

  • Caprotti, F., Cowley, R., Flynn, A., Joss, S., & Yu, L. (2016). Smart-eco cities in the UK: trends and city profiles 2016. Exeter: University of Exeter (SMART-ECO Project).

Smart-eco cities in China: trends and city profiles 2016 (report)

  • Tan-Mullins, M., Cheshmehzangi, A., Chien, S. and Xie, L. (2017). Smart-eco cities in China: trends and city profiles 2016. Exeter: University of Exeter (SMART-ECO Project).

Smart-eco cities in the Netherlands: trends and city profiles 2016 (report)

  • Sengers, F. (2016). Smart-eco cities in the Netherlands: trends and city profiles 2016. Exeter: University of Exeter (SMART-ECO Project).

Smart-eco cities in the UK: survey report 2016

  • Caprotti, F. and Cowley, R. (2016). Smart cities UK 2016. London: King’s College London (SMART-ECO Project).

'Smart city': a regressive agenda? (conference paper)

  • Joss, S. (2016). ‘Smart city’: a regressive agenda? University of Westminster.

Science fiction and the smart-eco city (conference paper)

  • Cowley, R. (2016). Science fiction and the smart eco-city. University of Westminster.  
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