Stockholm syndrome strikes! After seven years in Manchester, it is high time for new challenges. I just started a new position in KTH Urban and Regional Studies at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology and am looking forward to new collaborations with Jonathan Metzger, Karin Bradley, Tigran Haas and many others. I will continue to conduct […]
I contributed to a new Cambridge University Press edited volume titled Towards a Cultural Politics of Climate Change: Devices, Desires and Dissent. The book is edited by Harriet Bulkeley, Matthew Paterson, and Johannes Stripple, and includes case studies from the US, Europe and Australia on different modes of low-carbon transition. More info here.
I am very pleased to announce the formation of the Manchester Urban Institute in early 2017. MUI will extend the agenda of cities@manchester over the last six years and provide a platform of collaboration among the Centre for Urban Resilience and Energy, the Centre for Urban Policy Studies, the Cities, Politics and Economies Group, the Global Urban Research Centre, and […]
Kevin Ward, Cecilia Wong, and I co-hosted the third Summer Institute in Urban Studies from 27 to 30 June on behalf of cities@manchester. We were very fortunate to have 23 incredibly dynamic and talented early career academics from around the world for an engaging four days of presentations, discussion, workshops and conversation. A big thank you […]
I am pleased to announce the publication of a new compendium, The Experimental City (Routledge 2016) that I co-edited with James Evans (University of Manchester) and Rob Raven (Utrecht University). The book provides new insights on what it means to experiment in and on cities with contributions from colleagues in the UK, the Netherlands, Australia, Sweden, India, and the […]
On 29 May, I participated in a workshop on Real-World Laboratories (Reallabor) at the Stuttgart Technology University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule für Technik) where I delivered a presentation on ‘Five Challenges of Real World Labs’. The event provided an opportunity for seven real-world labs in Baden-Württemberg to share their experiences and insights on designing, developing, and operating their […]
I delivered a guest lecture to colleagues in Cosmopolis and MOBI at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel titled ‘From the Sustainable to the Smart City: Complementary or Contradictory Urban Visions?’. We had a very productive discussion about the opportunities and challenges of integrating notions of smart cities and sustainable cities.