The Governance of Eco-City Innovation

Lead Research Organisation: University of Westminster
Department Name: Sch of Social Sci, Humanities & Language


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Description The project produced new findings concerning the governance of eco-city innovation. This relates to the processes of policy formation and implementation, and corresponding mechanisms for steering, coordinating and integrating decision actions. The findings have been reported through a series of project publications (see Publications tabl) and academic outputs.
Exploitation Route The findings can be used to further analyse aspects of governance relating to sustainable urban development.
Sectors Environment,Government, Democracy and Justice

Description (1) In 2014, the PI was invited to serve on the steering committee of the 'smart city vocabulary' standard (PAS 180) convened by the British Standards Institution. The BSI personnel inviting the PI had attended workshops held as part of this grant. (2) The PI was invited to serve on the Advisory Group of Ecocity Builder, which is an internationally active non-governmental / not-for-profit organisation based in Oakland, California/USA. As part of this board membership, the PI advises the organisation on aspects of eco-city governance.
First Year Of Impact 2014
Sector Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Environment
Impact Types Societal,Policy & public services

Description Policy Brief: Governing for Eco-City Innovation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Policy briefing paper

Invitation to present findings at international conference in China (Chongqing), August 2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013