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His work is concerned with the crossroads of 4 research fields > #Territories #SocialInnovation #Strategy & #Governance
Thus, his main topic is the #CityRegion

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PostPhD summary at Mondragon Coops & University in 2011 (2002-2015)

Here is a short video recorded at the innovation unit of the University of Mondragon (in Spanish) about my doctoral research and the way I faced my lecturing in English teaching subjects such as: Urban Innovation, Technological Prospective, Networks and Regions and Strategy.

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‘Unplugging: Deconstructing the Smart City’ published by the Journal of Urban Technology

This paper explores the subtle notion of unplugging to critically analyze the technological determinism of the Smart City. This exploration suggests that being digitally connected should not be perceived as gaining social capital. This article critiques the assumptions of the Smart City and proposes a ten-dimension conceptual framework. The first section of this article explores hyper-connected societies and how unplugging could be beneficial. The main subjects, Digital Natives, are discussed in the second section of this article. The third section is a decalogue on deconstructing the Smart City, and the final section presents key ideas and questions for future analysis.

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Lecturing in Policy & Sociology at Birmingham University Aston (UK)

Lecturing in Research is as passionate as researching itself. At Policy & Sociology department, I am lecturer/teaching associate at Birmingham Aston University, being my aim encourage students getting involve in Social Science Research projects by providing methods and guidelines. Not only urban and cities futures is the research field that I tend to reference but also policies and politics as long as social innovation is involved.

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Postindependence in Scotland, Catalonia and the Basque Country: City-Regional Small Nations Beyond Nation-States’ (Part III)

The UK and Spain are not depicted as having the same nation-state DNA with regard to their respective histories and political-cultural traditions. Hence, can we find any remarkable differences between EU nation-states such as the UK and Spain? Indeed, I think there are plenty of them. The article has been published so far in The Future of the UK & Scotland and Open Democracy publications.

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Post-Independence: Comparing city-regional devolution strategic scenarios in Scotland, Catalonia and the Basque Country, paper that will be given at the Policy & Politics Conference 2014 at the University of Bristol (England), 17th September.

“PostIndependence: Comparing city-regional devolution strategic scenarios in Scotland, Catalonia and the BasqueCountry” paper has been accepted and will be presented at Policy & Politics 2014 Conference at the University of Bristol in September 17th (just the day before the Scottish #indyref).

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PostIndependentzia > #HanIzanikHonaGara NEW book published on 23rd & 26th June 2014 in St. Sebastian, Basque Country (Spain)

On 23rd and 26th June, Dr Igor Calzada will present his new book entitled PostIndependentzia > #HanIzanikHonaGara (PostIndependence > #BeingThereWeAreHere) in ELKAR bookshop in St. Sebastian published by TransLoKal Academic Entrepreneurship for Policy Making. The book gathers some of the most relevant conclusions of his three-year research on Regional and Social Innovation Studies at the University of Oxford.

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Benchmarking Future City-Regions > renewing the research project website > www.cityregions.org

The research project’s website that I have been carrying out since 2012 as a PostDoctoral Research Fellow in the Future of Cities field, with the support of Ikerbasque, Basque Foundation for Science (in collaboration with academic/scientific agents and institutions) and the University of Oxford (UK), Future of Cities Programme, COMPAS and InSIS, has been renowned after different previous versions:

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Demos-Ethos: A framework to study the Basque and Icelandic cases through Critical Social Innovation and Applied Ethics paper given at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik on 27th September 2013

During the week of 22nd to 29th September 2013, I spent the field work trip collecting data in Reykjavik (Iceland) for my postdoctoral project ‘Benchmarking Future City-Regions’. Almost, a year and four months later, here is my scientific ethnographic chronicle that has been published in Open Democracy and entitled as follows: ‘Connecting the Basque and Icelandic Cases: An Ethnographic Chronicle about Democratic Regeneration’

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Research Interests

What Do I Research About? Exploration Research Publications
Territories Cities & Regions View 151 151 147
Strategic Methodologies/Tools View 140 142 130
Social innovation Entrepreneurship/Activism & Capital View 142 140 128
Macro Politics & Economy View 145 155 146
Micro Bussiness & Organization View 118 139 122
Comparative Research Territorial Benchmarking & Connection View 131 145 135
Basque View 136 146 127
Qualitative Methodologies/Tools View 108 134 111
Authors View 123 141 112
Creativity View 109 131 112
Techno View 106 131 104

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