Is smart the new sustainable?

Event Name Is smart the new sustainable?
Start Date 13 Nov 2019 1:00 pm
End Date 13 Nov 2019 2:00 pm
Duration 1 hour
Description

Is smart the new sustainable?Simon Joss, Professor of Urban Futures, Urban Big Data Centre, University of Glasgow. 

This presentation reports the findings of a recent study* charting the ‘smart city’ discourse globally.

About Professor Joss

Simon Joss is Professor of Urban Futures and the Associate Director of Policy Engagement at the Urban Big Data Centre at the university of Glasgow, leading on the centre’s Urban Governance research. He is also co-founder of the International Eco-Cities Initiative.

Simon gained his PhD from Imperial College (University of London) in the field of science and technology studies. He joined the University of Westminster in 1997 as Research Fellow. From 2003 to 2009 he was Head of Department (Centre for the Study of Democracy, then Department of Politics and International Relations); and from 2008 to 2013 he acted as Director of Research in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities. He was appointed Reader in 2007, and Professor in 2008. From 2013 to 2018 he was the Director of the Graduate School at the University of Westminster, where he co-ordinated the University’s doctoral degree programmes and support postdoctoral researcher development.