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Shaping successful smart cities

Stephen Hilton and I have compiled some thoughts in response to a recent report produced by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Smart Cities, which offered tips on smart city development, policy and practice to city mayors. Our report – Shaping successful smart cities – was published today through […]

Spring smart city talks

In April 2017 I will be out and about to give two presentations from my smart city work: I’ll be presenting Political leadership, political citizenship, and public value in the smart city – a joint paper with Theo Tryfonas of UoB School of Civil Engineering – at the […]

Talks in June

In a couple of weeks time I’ll be popping over to Atlanta, Georgia, to present a paper entitled Smart city developments in England: People, policy and politics at the Regional Studies Association 2nd North American Conference Cities and Regions: Managing Growth and Change (15th-17th June). At the end of June […]

Utopian cities

On 21st and 22nd May the University of Bristol’s Anticipations Research Group is collaborating with the Festival of Ideas on a weekend event called Creating Real Utopias in the 21st Century. As part of this event, on the morning of 21st May I will be taking part in […]

The future of behaviour change

The Policy Press has just published a book entitled Beyond Behaviour Change: Key issues, interdisciplinary challenges and future directions, edited by Fiona Spotswood based at the Bristol Business School, University of the West of England. The book brings together authors from a range of disciplines to provide their […]