Westminster academic among top five authors in award-winning Encyclopedia

Politics and International Relations 15 April 2016

Simon Joss

Professor Simon Joss, from the Department of Politics and International Relations, is among the top five authors in the award-winning International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioural Sciences.

This new publication has recently won two prestigious PROSE awards in the categories Excellence in Reference Works and Multivolume Reference – Humanities & Social Sciences.

Professor Joss authored the Eco-cities and Sustainable Urbanism section, which is among the five most accessed chapters out of over 3,900. The contribution discusses the growing significance of sustainable urban development in policy-making and public discourse within a context of global concerns about climate change and urbanisation.  

On this achievement, Joss said: "Since its launch in 2009, the International Eco-Cities Initiative has engaged in innovative research with colleagues both here at Westminster and at a variety of partner organisations, including the Smithsonian Institution and Johns Hopkins University. I'm delighted, therefore, that our growing international recognition is now also reflected in Eco-cities and Sustainable Urbanism being among the five most-read chapters in this award-winning international reference work."

Professor Simon Joss is co-director of the International Eco-Cities Initiative, which is a multi-national research network focusing on urban sustainability policy and politics. 

Find out more about the International Eco-Cities Initiative

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