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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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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).


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.


City-Regional Policies paper given in a Seminar at Orkestra – Basque Institute of Competitiveness on 26th May 2014 in St. Sebastián, Basque Country (Spain)

On 26th May, Dr Igor Calzada will be conducting a seminar and giving a paper entitled “City-Regional Policies” at the Basque Institute of Competitiveness, Orkestra- University of Deusto, as an outcome of his postdoctoral project. The seminar is part of the sharegune seminars at Orkestra, as follows:
The City-Regional Policies sharegune seminar by Dr Calzada at the Basque Institute of Competitiveness, Orkestra- University of Deusto, addresses the city and regions strategic promotions and simply examines whether or not (and how) they consider any policies for this promotional purpose, which we called City-Regional Policies.


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:


#Unplugging > Beyond Hyper-Connected Societies (Workshop 20th June in Oxford-UK) & Deconstructing the Smart City (Accepted Article in the Journal of Urban Technology)

In parallel with the #Unplugging > Beyond the Hyper-Connected Societies that took place on the 20th June 2014 supported by TORCH The Oxford Research Center for Humanities at the University of Oxford, an article entitled “#Unplugging: Deconstructing the Smart City” has been accepted and will be shortly published in the Journal of Urban Technology.

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What Do I Research About? Exploration Research Publications
Territories Cities & Regions View 127 128 125
Strategic Methodologies/Tools View 120 124 112
Social innovation Entrepreneurship/Activism & Capital View 120 120 109
Macro Politics & Economy View 121 132 125
Micro Bussiness & Organization View 102 123 105
Comparative Research Territorial Benchmarking & Connection View 109 123 115
Basque View 116 127 110
Qualitative Methodologies/Tools View 89 115 94
Authors View 104 122 96
Creativity View 93 116 97
Techno View 88 115 88

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