Urenio Watch Watch: Publications on Intelligent Cities / Smart Cities

The making of the smart city paradigm

The smart city paradigm was shaped in two decades at the turn of the century, between 1990 and 2010. The paper of Mora, Bolici and Deakin “The First Two Decades of Smart-City Research: A Bibliometric Analysis’ reports on these first two decades of research on smart cities, examining the literature published between 1992 and 2012 by a bibliometric analysis.

EU innovation policy: “Solving Contradictions by Connectivity”

Jean Severijns’ collection “Solving Contradictions by Connectivity” contains 70 essays on the past, present and future of regional innovation and research policy in the EU.

The papers reflect on the evolution of innovation policy over the last 25 years, from the Regional Technology Plans in 1994 to the current Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (2014-2020). At large, the general opinion is that a lot has been achieved

Sustainability Awards – Researchers nomination

sustainabily-awardThe World Sustainability Award and the Emerging Sustainability Leader Award are funded to encourage new research initiatives and developments in sustainability with the ultimate aim to foster the transfer from sustainability research to sustainable practices and societies. Sustainability is understood as the interdependence between economic, social, and environmental concerns for mutually beneficial regional and global development, it is associated with a multitude of academic disciplines,