Youri Dayot, from the Grenoble Institute of Political Science (France), has joined the International Eco-Cities Initiative as a Visiting Researcher for the current academic year.

Youri has a background in comparative politics. He will be undertaking a research project, supervised by Professor Simon Joss, focusing on the social and political aspects of Smart Cities in an international comparative perspective. This research will explore questions of urban governance and new forms of citizen participation in the context of the representation crisis. He will also be providing research assistance within the International Eco-Cities Initiative.

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