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Urban Automation

Urban Automation
February 2, 2017

UI lecture at the Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex

Prof Simon Marvin was invited to talk about its work on Standardising the City: Constructing a Universal Platform as part of the SPRU lecture series on 2nd December 2016.  The International Standards Organisation (ISO) is currently coordinating the formulation of…
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Co-producing UrbanismsUrban Automation
September 9, 2016

Urban Institute hosts INCUT’s final network meeting

From 5th-7th September 2016, The Urban Institute hosted a group of urban scholars from Hong Kong, Australia, France, Germany, Sweden, India and the UK, in the final meeting of the INCUT network (ESRC-funded International Network on Low Carbon Urban Transitions),…
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Urban Automation
August 4, 2016

‘Daily life, digital technologies and energy demand’ working paper collection

This working paper collection examines the changing rhythms, routines and relationships associated with increasing adoption of digital technologies, to understand implications for the organisation of everyday life, patterns of energy demand, and personal wellbeing. The co-authored collection was developed through…
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Co-producing UrbanismsUrban Automation
July 12, 2016

New UI Journal Paper ‘Urban Control Rooms’

A new UI paper ‘The maintenance of urban circulation: An operational logic of infrastructural control’ by Andres Luque-Ayala and Simon Marvin is available at early view at the Environment and Planning D website. The paper examines the increased visibility of…
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Co-producing UrbanismsUrban Automation
July 1, 2016

UI keynote at ‘Disclosing Sustainability: the transformative power of transparency?’ conference

UI Keynote on ‘Urban Control in a Turbulent Atmosphere’ for Dutch Conference on Disclosing Sustainability: the transformative power of transparency? The ENP (Environmental Policy Group) is a social scientific environmental research group working at Wageningen University and with Earth System…
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Co-producing UrbanismsUrban Automation
June 27, 2016

UI Keynote on ‘Urbanism in the Anthropocene’ for Danish Centre for Strategic Urban Research

UI is providing a keynote address on its work on Urban Encapsulation at the University of Aarhus on 9th-10th May 2016 at the conference on Urbanism in the Anthropocene organised by the Centre for Strategic Urban Research. The is interdisciplinary…
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Urban Automation
March 2, 2016

UI joins three-year international research and practice network on smart cities and grids

The UI has been invited to join a three-year international research and practice network on smart cities and grids. Based on recent interest in research and practice on the issues of ‘smart grids’ and ‘smart cities’, the objective of the…
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Co-producing UrbanismsUrban Automation
March 2, 2016

UI co-edits new book on Smart Urbanism

Urban Institute Director Professor Simon Marvin has co-authored a new book titled 'Smart Urbanism: Utopian Vision or False Dawn?' with Andres Luque-Ayala and Colin McFarlane. Smart Urbanism (SU) – the rebuilding of cities through the integration of digital technologies with…
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Urban Automation
February 11, 2016

Urban Institute unveils new Smart Cities project

A new ESRC funded Open Research Area project with partners in Europe and Japan starts in September 2016. The project is called Knowing – the KNOWledge politics of experimentING with smart urbanism. The Urban Institute is the UK PI and…
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