It was great to participate in the Exploring Experimental Cities workshop 21-23 September in Copenhagen. Aalborg University in Copenhagen and City Link hosted three days of talks and events that were inspiring and challenging. Special thanks to Peter Munthe-Kaas for pulling it all together. Let’s do it again!
Local Environment just published a new article by Greg Trencher and me on ‘ Stretching “smart”: advancing health and well-being through the smart city agenda.’ We provide empirical evidence from the Japanese city of Kashiwanoha where a coalition of actors are addressing social issues through smart urban development. You can download a free copy of […]
The LSE Review of Books just published a new review of Justin Parkhurst’s The Politics of Evidence: From Evidence-Based Policy to the Good Governance of Evidence (Routledge, 2017). Parkhurst provides a very useful summary of the pros and cons of evidence-based policy and provides a framework for using evidence effectively. This is essential reading for […]
I was invited to a workshop in Stuttgart on Real World Labs hosted by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of the German state of Baden-Würtemberg. Six project teams presented their current work on situated innovation and I delivered a keynote presentation on ‘Impacts and Implications of Real World Labs’. I also convened a […]
I am very pleased to announce the release of Key Thinkers on Cities edited by Regan Koch and Alan Latham. Regan and Alan recruited several great scholars to write short pieces about influential urban academics and practitioners. I was honoured to contribute a chapter on Matthew Gandy. Something for the summer reading list!
I attended the Nordic Geographers Meeting in Stockholm and co-organised three sessions on ‘Smart for Whom?’ with Federico Cugurullo. Thanks to following contributors for their insightful presentations: The Social and Environmental Implications of Smart Cities: A Global Comparative Research Agenda, Byron Miller Doing smart governance: an assemblage approach, Matthew Cook and Simon Joss Understanding Smart City […]
The Experimental City (Routledge 2016) has now been published in paperback. Same great chapters in a more affordable format. What could be better?