Dr Calzada has been promoted to Principal Research Fellow (Reader) academic position at Cardiff University (since August 2022)
Dr Igor Calzada has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (SIR) at California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) for the 2022-2023 academic year by the U.S. Department of State and coordinated by US-UK Fulbright Commission. The Fulbright SIR Program review committee convened by IIE’s Council for International...
To cite this article: Calzada, I. & Bustard, J. (2022), The Dilemmas Around Digital Citizenship in a Post-Brexit and Post-Pandemic Northern Ireland: Towards an Algorithmic Nation? 25(6-8). Citizenship Studies, Special Issue ‘Digital Citizenship in the Post-Pandemic Urban Realm’. DOI:10.1080/13621025.2022.2026565.
To cite this article: Calzada, I. (2021), Emerging Digital Citizenship Regimes: Pandemic, Algorithmic, Liquid, Metropolitan, and Stateless Citizenships. Citizenship Studies 25(6-8). Special Issue ‘Digital Citizenship in the Post-Pandemic Urban Realm’. DOI:10.1080/13621025.2021.2012312.
Honoured having been listed among 100 Most Influencial Academics in Government according to Apolitical.
To cite this article: Calzada, I., Pérez-Batlle, M., & Batlle-Montserrat, J. (2021), People-Centered Smart Cities: An Exploratory Action Research on the Cities’ Coalition for Digital Rights. Journal of Urban Affairs, 43(10), 1-26. DOI:10.1080/07352166.2021.1994861.
About this Research Topic Submission Deadlines 03 February 2022 Abstract 03 April 2022 COVID-19 has hit citizens dramatically, not only creating a general risk-driven environment encompassing a wide array of economic vulnerabilities but also exposing them to pervasive digital risks, such as biosurveillance, misinformation, and...
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Presented by Igor Calzada This presentation is based on Dr Calzada’s recently published paper ‘Data Cooperatives through Data Sovereignty’* Highlights: 1. Data are not the oil of the Twenty-First Century; they are people. 2. Stemming from a recent published paper*, this seminar sheds light on...
Fostering inclusive growth to ‘level up’ the UK: Lessons from the Basque Country Speakers: Henriette Lyttle-Breukelaar, Director of Economic Strategy, Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership Bill Murray, Former Head of Economics and Public Policy at the British Embassy in Spain Dr Igor Calzada,...
To cite this article: Calzada, I. (2021), The Right to Have Digital Rights in Smart Cities. Sustainability 13(20), 11438. DOI:10.3390/su132011438. Special Issue “Social Innovation in Sustainable Urban Development”.
The article entitled ‘Data Co-operatives through Data Sovereignty’ published in the journal Smart Cities in Open Access. This article illustrates an open debate in data governance and the data justice field related to current trends and challenges in smart cities, resulting in a new approach advocated...
This is article entitled ‘Data Co-operatives in Pandemic Times’ published in the journal Public Seminar in Open Access. This article suggests avoiding ‘co-op whitewashing,’: experiments with data co-ops should be co-developed with communities connected to the long history and analysis of the various forms of cooperatives....
The article entitled ‘Pandemic Citizenship: Will COVID-19 Reinforce Nation-States’ Borders and Liquify Citizens?’ published in the journal Academia Letters in Open Access. This article introduces the term ‘pandemic citizenship’ by sparking a debate regarding the way borders in nation-states may have been reinforced as as result...
The article entitled ‘Pandemic Citizenship Amidst Stateless Algorithmic Nations: Digital Rights and Technological Sovereignty at Stake’ published via Coppieters Foundation in Open Access. This article introduces the term ‘pandemic citizenship’ to better understand the extreme circumsntances in which citizens have been surviving. To cite this...
The article entitled ‘Book Review: Smart City Citizenship’ published in the Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs in Open Access. To cite this article: Calzada, I. (2021), Book Review: Smart City Citizenship, Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs 5(1), 145-150. DOI:10.25034/ijcua.2021-v5n1-7. Abstract: Against the backdrop of the current...
The book 'Smart City Citizenship' will be released and launched by Elsevier on 1st November 2020.
The article entitled 'Platform and Data Co-operatives Amidst European Pandemic Citizenship' published in the journal Sustainability in Open Access.
Article entitled ‘Democratising Smart Cities? Penta-Helix Multistakeholder Social Innovation Framework’ published in the journal Smart Cities
Article entitled 'Replicating Smart Cities: The City-to-City Learning Programme in the Replicate EC-H2020-SCC Project' published in Smart Cities journal
The article examines the scientific interrelation between COVID-19 and post-Brexit scenario.
The article and the 29 Volume of the journal Galde will be published online by 7th July 2020 here. To cite this article: Calzada, I. (2020), Algorithmic Governance & AI in the Post COVID-19 Society // Herrigintza Algoritmikoa eta Adimen Artifiziala Post COVID-19 Gizartean. Galde...
Dr Igor Calzada has been the co-authored of the article published in www.dobetter.ESADE.edu in collaboration with Dr Esteve Almirall. Here there is the link to the article. To cite this dissemination article please stick to this format: Almirall, E. & Calzada, I. (2020), Europe needs...
This article remarks the importance of the techno-political stance amidst the post COVID-19 world geopolitics for the domain .EUS, representing the wide global Basque community.
Dr Calzada has contributed to the Handbook on the Changing Geographies of the State: New Spaces of Geopolitics.
Dr Calzada cited in the CAS brochure, published by the EC DG JRC.
Since 2020, Dr Calzada serves as editorial advisory board member of the journal TGPPP.
Dr Calzada has contributed to a city-regional reflection in the Basque Country through the first issue launched by TM eLab (Telesforo Monzon eLab) to address the technological sovereignty issue in the EU realm given the timely urgent scenario emerged with the post-COVID-19 society. ABSTRACT: This...
Dr Calzada contributes to the publication 'Transforming Tourism: Regional Perspectives on a Global Phenomenon'.
Dr Calzada's article entitled 'The Role of Social Movements in the Social Innovation (SI): Euskaraldia, as a Digital Panopticon' being published in the journal BAT.
Dr Calzada, has led and co-authored the article entitled 'Data Ecosystems for Protecting European Citizens' Digital Rights' in the journal TGPPP.
Dr Calzada has published in Apolitical the article entitled 'Will COVID-19 be the end of the Global Citizen?'
This article examines the General Elections 2020 outcome in Ireland and analyses political potential effects on issues such as reunification and the Unity Referendum, among others.
After the clear outcome of the General Elections in December 2019, Dr Calzada, as an academic of the University of Oxford, gave a brief analysis of the social context after the effective Brexit outcome. In this analysis, he highlighted the ongoing trade negotiation and changes...
Dr Calzada has reviewed the book 'Smart City Barcelona' for the International Journal of Iberian Studies (IJIS).
The paper by Dr Calzada entitled 'Data and Platform Co-operatives amidst the European Algorithmic and Liquid Citizenship' has been accepted in Data Justice Lab 2020 Conference at Cardiff University (UK) on 28-29 May 2020.
Dr Calzada participates at the Conference entitled 'Governing the Smart City Progressively' at the University of Liverpool, invited by Heseltine Institute for Public Policy, Practice and Place.
Dr Calzada lectures the Oxford International's Humanities and Social Sciences Winter Course 2020 at the University of Oxford's St Antony's College.
Dr Igor Calzada participates as invited keynote speaker at Topaldia event organised by the social movements of the Basque Country working to foster the use of the Basque language in society.
Call for Abstracts: DigiTranScope Spring Institute 2020 (11-15 May)
Dr Igor Calzada was invited by the King's College by participating in the panel entitled 'Life at the edge of nations: Hong Kong, Kashmir, Catalonia'.
Dr Calzada co-leads the WP8 Replication by presenting preliminary findings on multistakeholders framework and 'City-to-City-Learning' Programme coordinated for the whole 2019.
Dr Igor Calzada participates on 26th and 27th September 2019 in Barcelona on the 'Workshop on Public Policy, Cities and the State'.
The article revolves around the volatile Brexit context by giving several insights referring to the democratic dysfunctional nature of it.
Dr Calzada co-directed the Summer School 'Smart Rural Communities' that aims to experiment a new international development model based on the SDGs.
The article entitled ‘Catalonia Rescaling Spain: Is It Feasible to Accommodate Its "Stateless Citizenship"?' has been published in Regional Science, Policy & Practice journal.
The RSA Journal publishes the article of Dr Calzada entitled 'Data Spaces and Democracy'.
Dr Calzada lectures on the 2019 Summer Humanities and Social Sciences Course at the University of Oxford at St. Anthony's College on Smart Cities and Experimental Cities.
Dr Igor Calzada contributes to the 4th issue of Regions eZine with a piece of research blending techno-political and city-regional assemblages.
Dr Calzada presents his accepted paper in the International Symposium: Cities Against Nationalism? held by the University of Kent (UK).
Dr Calzada presents his invited paper in the International Symposium: City and Nation held by the University of Bristol (UK).
Dr Calzada was kindly interviewed by the Basque Public TV (Euskal Telebista), regarding the recent Scottish independence announcement by 2012 made by the Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon.
Dr Calzada has contributed to the volume on tourism as a result of the symposium that took place at the University of Deusto in May 2018. The publication is forthcoming in June 2019.
Dr Igor Calzada will participate in co-authorship with Dr Esteve Almirall from the ESADE Business School in Barcelona in the Data for Policy 2019 conference.
Dr Igor Calzada participated in the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting 2019 by presenting a co-authored paper and taking part as panelist.
In late March 2019, Dr Calzada was kindly invited by the European Commission - JRC Centre for Advanced Studies to be speaker in the workshop DigiTranScope.
Dr Igor Calzada participated as an expert in the round table about Data Governance by presenting some updates about his research on data commons.
Since 2015 onwards, Dr Calzada has continuously been a lecturer in the MSc Master in Global Sustainable Cities at the University of Strathclyde for four editions.
In 2014, Dr Calzada founded an spin-off called Translokal – Academic Entrepreneurship for Policy Making. Here the portfolio generated in the last five years: 2014-2019.
The article entitled ‘Deciphering Smart City Citizenship: The Techno-Politics of Data and Urban Co-operative Platforms’ is forthcoming in RIEV journal by March 2019.
Dr Calzada participates in the Urban Governance and City Policies Winter School 2019 at the Autonomous University of Barcelona organised by Barcelona Gov.
On 24th January, Dr Calzada scientifically directed the strategy through conducting the Smart Municipalities Symposium from the programme #HerriSmartik.
The article entitled ‘Metropolitanising small European stateless city-regionalised nations’ has been published in the Space and Polity journal.
Dr Igor Calzada will take part in 'The Future of Urban Living Consultation' that will take place in the Windsor Castle in St George House on 13-14 December 2018.
Dr Calzada published the article entitled 'The Algorithmic Revolution' in the newspaper 'El Correo' in Spanish on September 30, 2018.
On October 5, 2018, an strategic workshop took place in Bilbao, to define the Smart Municipalities' networked, evolution-guided and bottom-up strategy for the 252 municipalities encompassing the city-region.
The article entitled ‘(Smart) Citizens from Data Providers to Decision-Makers? The Case Study of Barcelona’ has been published in Sustainability (MDPI) journal belonging to the Special Issue Big Data Research for Social Sciences and Social Impact.
The article entitled 'Algorithmic Nations: Seeing Like a City-Regional and Techno-Political Conceptual Assemblage' has been published in the Regional Studies, Regional Science journal.
Dr Calzada participated in the worshop entitled 'Big Data and Urban Governance on the Margins of the City', which took place in the King's College London.
'City-to-City-Learning' programme of Replicate project is being curated by Dr Calzada, as WP8 leader of the EU-H2020-Replicate project.
Dr Calzada will give a conference in the 'Europe-China workshop on innovation and development of mega-city regions' that will take place in Oxford on October 10, 2018.
Dr Calzada has recently been appointed member of the Editorial Board of the open access journal 'Smart Cities' MDPI.
Dr Calzada from the University of Oxford conducted a workshop with the local and regional stakeholders of Nilüfer.
The article 'Local Entrepreneurship Through a Multistakeholders’ Tourism Living Lab in the Post-Violence/Peripheral Era in the Basque Country' has been accepted for publication by the journal Regional Science Policy & Practice. The article is an academic outcome of the intervention taking place in the coastal village of Zumaia in the Basque Country (Spain).
Dr Calzada delivered a keynote conference entitled 'The XXI Century and the Diplomacy of Cities and Regions' in the Summer School that took place on 9-10th July in the Miramar Palace in St. Sebastián (Basque Country/Spain) in the framework of the Summer School of the University of the Basque Country.
Dr Calzada will be the keynote speaker on the Summer School EIT Digital entitled 'Predictive analytics, big data, mobility and open platforms for an efficient and participative city' that will take place in Rennes in Britanny (France).
Dr Calzada will participate as keynote speaker at the Global Challenges 2018 Summit 2018 in Astana, Kazakhstan, on 18th May.
Dr Calzada participated in the roundtable entitled 'Transforming Tourism from the European Regions' at the University of Deusto, held by Ezkerraberri foundation and funded by Coppieters foundation. The conference and the roundtable revolved around alternatives views forward on tourism and its consequences in localised in the European regional realm.
Dr Calzada participated on 24th April in the roundtable held by All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Smart Cities entitled 'Intelligence governance, smarter cities' at the UK Parliament in Westminster in London.
Dr Calzada has been the coordinator of the European strategy by organising a Workshop Series entitled 'Bridging European Urban Transformations' from June 2016 to June 2018.
Dr Calzada has just published the article entitled 'Problematizing and Politicizing Smart City-Regions: Is Devolution Smart?' in the journal Territorio.
Dr Calzada will contribute as Discussant on 'City-Regional Geopolitics' and Panelist on 'Debates and Future Directions' on the Session: Seeing Like a Region.
Dr Calzada contributed by giving a conference to kick-off the strategic advisory on social innovation among a wide range of stakeholders.
Dr Igor Calzada will give a keynote presentation in the Urban Future Global Conference 2018 in Vienna on 28th February 2018.
Dr Calzada has contributed to Edward Elgar's Handbook on the Geographies of Regions and Territories volume kindly edited by Prof Anssi Paasi, Prof John Harrison, and Prof Martin Jones. Dr Calzada's chapter entitled 'Political Regionalism: Devolution, Metropolitanisation, and the Right to Decide'.
Dr Calzada's article on the role of the social media in millennials' civilian participation in the cases of the 15M in Spain and Kitchenware Revolution in Iceland, has been published in the Journal Glocalism: Journal of Culture, Politics and Innovation.
On 12th February 2018, the fourth and final workshop from the series 'Bridging European Urban Transformations' will take place in Brussels entitled: 'Rethinking the Urban Commons in European City-Regions'.
Dr Calzada is participating as partner representative and WP leader of Replication of Replicate EU project, in the 'Replication Workshop: From Follower to Lighthouse City for Smarter Cities' organised by EU-INEA in Brussels.
Dr Calzada, in collaboration with Prof Esteve Almirall from the ESADE Business School in ESADE and Francesca Bria, Chief Technology and Digital Innovation Officer of the Barcelona City Council, presented the conference 'Cities & Data: How the Digital, Big Data & Data Science are Transforming Governments?'.
Dr Calzada will be teaching as an invited invited and guest lecturer on the MIT Metro Lab Initiative in Boston, Massachusetts on 11th January 2018 on 'Political Regionalism and Metropolitan Governance: Devolution, Metropolitanisation, and the Right to Decide'.
Dr Calzada has recently published a chapter entitled 'From Smart Cities to Experimental Cities?' in the book published by Palgrave Macmillan and Springer/Nature.
Dr Calzada from the Urban Transformations programme at the University of Oxford in collaboration with Dr Cowie from the Future Cities Catapult, has published the article on rethinking stakeholder-helixes strategies' in Regions magazine.
This chapter entitled 'About Independence (with independence)' will be included in a book edition called 'The Right to Decide, Power & Sovereignty'.
Dr Calzada published the article entitled 'Metropolitan and city-regional politics in the urban age: why does (smart) devolution matter?' via Palgrave Communications.
This project aims to conduct fieldwork research in two rural and remote communities in post-conflict areas: Colombia (Latin America) and Mozambique (Africa).
On the last 12th December, the workshop for analysing the multistakeholders' configuration was conducted by Dr Calzada in Lausanne (Switzerland).
Dr Calzada elaborated on 'Data Devolution in Europe' in the Speakers Session in ESADE Business School by presenting two journal articles
Dr Calzada will deliver a Master Course on 'Smart Cities and Transformations for Territories and Cities' in the Urban and Territorial Studies School of the Basque Country in Bilbao.
Dr Calzada conducted an internal learning-by-doing session with the Province Council of Tarragona on Tourism Living Labs.
Dr Calzada will took part in the thematic session entitled 'Going Beyond Data Mining: Building a City Data Strategy' of the SCEWC17 in Barcelona.
Dr Calzada conducted a workshop and present the policy report 'Basque Smart City-Regional Strategy in the H2020 European Context' on 14th November in Bilbao.
Dr Calzada is conducting this strategic process and setting-up the Tourism Living Lab.
Dr Calzada will deliver a conference in one of the historic neighbourhoods in Bilbao: Irala.
Dr Calzada will contribute to the International Architecture Biennial in Donostia-San Sebastian, as panelist and keynote speaker on 8th and 9th November.
Dr Calzada participated in the General Assembly in Florence (Italy).
Dr Calzada delivered the opening keynote conference of the Nordic Basque Forum in Bilbao, 19th October 2017.
Dr Calzada in collaboration with LKS Consultancy, conducted a 'Herri Smartik: Smart Municipalities0 workshop on 11th October with four mayors from the Basque Country in the EU delegation in Brussels.
Kindly invited by the RSA (Regional Studies Association), Dr Calzada participated in the European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionsWeek) in the European Commission, as keynote speaker, discussant and organiser.
Dr Calzada participated on 'Smart City and Regional Development' panel on the Nordic Edge Smart City Expo 2017 in Stavanger (Norway) on 28th September 2017.
Dr Calzada delivered a paper on 'Democratising Smart Cities: Urban Commons'.
This journal article published in open access aims to draw attention to 'why does (smart) devolution matter?' either in Spain or the UK.
Dr Calzada from the University of Oxford, conducted a workshop with the local and regional stakeholders of Essen.
On the 12th September, the Tourism Living Lab of the Zumaia coastal village in the Basque Country (Spain) was kicked-off. The action research intervention project is called #ZumaiaLab.
On 11th September 2017, the third workshop from the Series 'Bridging European Urban Transformations' took place in Brussels coordinated by Dr Calzada.
In his keynote presentation, Dr Calzada reflected upon the critical facts around tourism and how smart strategies should be considered from the local development perspective.
Dr Calzada has been collaborating in the last couple of years with Mr Amitabh Satyam, the Managing Partner at SAP company in Bangalore, India, in order to prepare the publication of the following book: 'The Smart City Transformations: The Revolution of the 21st Century'. The book will be published by the prestigious Bloomsbury Academic & Professional division that also won the Bookseller Industry Award for Academic, Educational & Professional Publisher of the Year in both 2013 and 2014. The book is in print at present and it will be ready to be launched on December 2016.
Dr Igor Calzada has contributed with an article on devolution and plurinationality in the EU to the journal DEBATS, Revista de cultura, poder i societat.
Here is the list of publications produced by Dr Calzada from 2015 to 2017 on Smart Cities emphasizing aspects of the ongoing policy and research debate. Click on each image and the publication will be displayed in Open Access through Research Gate.
Between 4th and 7th June 2017, the RSA Annual Conference will be held in Dublin (Ireland). Dr Calzada will be chairing the Special Session SS21 Beyond Smart & Data-Driven City-Regions? Rethinking Stakeholder-Helixes Strategies. In this session, he will present the following paper: Calzada, I. (2017), Transforming Smart Cities with Social Innovation: Penta Helix Multi-Stakeholders Framework, paper will be presented in the SS21 Beyond Smart & Data-Driven City-Regions? Rethinking Stakeholder-Helixes Strategies, in the RSA (Regional Studies Association) Annual Conference 2017, Dublin, Ireland.
The State Conference in Culture will take place from 8th to 10th March in Valladolid (Spain). Dr Calzada will deliver a keynote entitled 'Culture a Tool for Innovating?'.
A new journal peer-reviewed article by Dr Calzada published in the Systems Journal (ISSN 2079-8954), in the Special Issue ‘Smart Cities and Regions as Systems of Innovation’.
This is the full paper accepted and presented at the 1st World Conference on the Smart Destinations organised by the UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organisation) in Murcia (Spain), from 15th to 17th February 2017. The paper presents the preliminary challenges around the intervention in the village, Zumaia, in the Basque coast of Spain. This paper summarizes a research project that will be set out with a prospective methodology aiming to define while implementing, the inner perception and outside projection of the touristic assets and activities in Zumaia and coastal region covering the Basque Coast Geopark.
On 13th February, the second workshop from the series 'Bridging European Urban Transformations' that Urban Transformations ESRC programme leads from the University of Oxford in partnership with Vrije Universiteit Brussel took place in Brussels. The first workshop was entitled 'Experimenting with Urban Living Labs (ULLs) beyond Smart City-Regions'. The workshop took place in the delegation of the Basque Country to the EU. The partner organisations of the event were, ERRIN, ENoLL and the RSA.
The Basque Studies Society, Eusko Ikaskuntza, is preparing a 'White Paper on the Geographies of the Basque Country' 2018. On 14th January 2017, some stakeholders were gathered in a participatory setting to discuss and debate on topics such as social capital, diversity, ICT, branding and territorial imaginations and policies (the so called, 'Euskal Hiria' or the 'Basque City-Region'. The final aim is to think strategically after leaving behind the political violence dramatic episode and making the best of the territorial synergies onwards. This is the contribution and paper submitted by Dr Calzada (Univ. Oxford) to the strategic period consisting of…Read More
Glad to announce that despite the Brexit outcome, Dr Calzada, as a member of the Urban Transformations team at the University of Oxford led by Prof Michael Keith, will be co-ordinating 'Briding European Urban Transformations ESRC Workshop Series' in Brussels from 2016 to 2017, in partnership with the Brussels Centre for Urban Studies, Cosmopolis and Brussels Academy at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
Dr Calzada will give a keynote conference and participate in the '2016 Strategic Innovation Summit: Smart Cities Europe' with representatives and senior leaders of smart city-regional strategies from Catalonia, Bristol, London, Dublin, Zaragoza as well as from other academic institutions in order to explore governance, business models, scaling-up solutions, challenges and opportunities.
Dr Calzada delivered on 2nd December the keynote conference in the Smart Travel 2016 event in Portugal. The title of the keynote was 'Translocal Strategies: Connecting (Talented) Citizens in Remote (Smart) Regions'.
In the first year of the EU-H2020-SCC-REPLICATE project, the workpackage leader, Dr Calzada with the assistance of the local coordinators, conducted three workshops in the three follower cities of the project: Laussane (Switzerland), Essen (Germany) & Nilüfer (Turkey).
Here is a journal peer-reviewed article by Dr Igor Calzada in which the urban and the political agenda are blended by producing a new timely outcome. The article is the final report of a EU project funded by Marie Curie Regional Programmes via Bilbao Metropoli-30 and Bizkaia Talent.
After kicking off the workshop series on 14th November 2017 entitled 'Bridging European Urban Transformations' that Dr Calzada coordinates from the University of Oxford in partnership with the VUB, on 17th November he delivered a seminar lunch called: '(Un)Plugging Smart Cities: Transitions, Governance and Devolution'. This lunch seminar was a direct outcome of him being appointed 2016 Visiting Fellow at BCUS-VUB.
On 14th November, the first workshop from the series 'Bridging European Urban Transformations' that Urban Transformations ESRC programme leads from the University of Oxford in partnership with Vrije Universiteit Brussel took place in Brussels. The first workshop was entitled '(Un)Plugging Data in Smart City-Regions'.
After Yinchuan Smart City 2016 conference organised by TMForum, Forbes and the CNN International covered some ideas presented by Dr Calzada regarding the concept (Un)Plugging Smart Cities inspired by the journal article published in the Journal of Urban Technology entitled 'Unplugging: Deconstructing the Smart City', which ranks as the 6th Most Read article so far with 1,929 visits.
This policy report of the 2nd Edition 2016-2017, entitled ‘Global Sustainable City-Regions,’ covers the work developed by the lecturer, Dr Igor Calzada, MBA, as the editor of the publication and students/participants of the first edition of the New Masters course MSc in Leadership for Global Sustainable Cities from September to December 2016 at the Institute for Future Cities in the Business Faculty at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow (Scotland – UK).
Dr Igor Calzada has published article on the challenges of smart city interventions in the journal URBS, Revista de Estudios Urbanos y Ciencias Sociales that will be published on 2nd November 2016. Here this is the pre-print version (Author Original Manuscript).
Dr Calzada and Dr Cobo (both from the Future of Cities/Urban Transformations and Oxford Internet Institute respectively at the University of Oxford), will conduct a workshop entitled 'Education for (Social) Innovation: Transformation in (Smart) Cities' in St. Sebastián on 25th October 2016 as an action that will include in the programme of the Innovation Week 2016 organised by Fomento St Sebastian, the Economic Promotion Agency in the city.
From the 6th to 7th October, the RSA Regional Studies Association Research Network 'Smart City-Regional Governance for Sustainability' have held its first Conference in Dresden (Germany). Dr Calzada will deliver a keynote conference entitled: 'Unplugging Smart City-Regional Governance Strategies in Europe'.
Dr Igor Calzada opened with a keynote speaker the inaugural MACI Innovations Future City event, which took place in Roxburghe Hotel, in support of Rowan Alba a homelessness charity based in Edinburgh. In the event, in addition to the speakers coming from MACI Innovations and Rowan Alba, the Future Cities Catapult participated as well.
Dr Calzada has given a keynote conference as expert insight on 'Defining Smart City Governance' into the programme of the three-day conference in the premier Smart City capital of China, Yinchuan, organised by TM Forum Smart City InFocus 2016.
The Future of Cities: Best Sustainable Practice Summer Course is designed to provide a selected group of talented and advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students from leading Chinese universities who aspire to pursue high-level research or management careers with the exposure to some of the key areas involved in making urban development sustainable, flexible, dynamic, and resilient in response to evolving challenges and circumstances. These areas include governance and policy; design and planning; technology and innovation; economics, finance and commerce; and socio-legal and cultural development. Dr Igor Calzada, MBA, will be one of the lectures of this Summer Course that will…Read More
Dr Calzada will open with the keynote conference 'Is Changing the Identity of (European) Cities?' the Summer School 'The Identity of the European Cities' 2016 in Donostia-St. Sebastián (Basque Country - Spain). The Summer School that will take place on 11-12 July 2016 in the Miramar Palace, is organised jointly by the San Sebastian Strategic Plan Office and Bilbao Metropolitan Agency BM30.
Dr Calzada will travel with other British academics to Brazil, to meet and work together in order to build overall research capacity.
This policy report has been commissioned by the Future Cites Catapult as a collaborative undertaking with Dr Calzada, MACI Innovations and Translokal publishing to research the topic of Smart Infrastructure in nominated Cities in both the UK and Brazil. Future Cities Catapult is a global...
Dr Calzada was the academic keynote speaker in the 21st International Conference on Urban Planning, Regional Development and Information Society in Hamburg (Germany) on 22nd June 2016. The title of the keynote was '(Un)Plugging Smart Cities with Urban Transformations'.
Dr Igor Calzada will deliver a paper entitled 'Comparing Cross-Bordering City-Regional Strategies Beyond Nation-States in Oresund and the Basque Country' in the 15th Border Regions in Transition (BRIT) Conference 'Cities, States and Borders: From the Local to the Global' in Hamburg (Germany) and Sonderborg (Denmark) between 17-20th May 2016.
Dr Calzada participated in the roundtable organised the University of Valencia in collaboration with the Institute Alfons el Magnanim regarding a timely topic in the Spanish politics such as devolution and the plurinational state reality.
Dr Igor Calzada, MBA, will deliver a keynote presentation in Vilanova i la Geltru, Garraf (Barcelona), on 'Smart City-Regions: Territorial & Urban Transformations' on 6th April 2016 in collaboration with Neàpolis, the Public Agency of Innovation, Barcelona Province Council and the Catalan Government (Generalitat de Catalunya).
Dr Igor Calzada, MBA, has been participating (in representation of the Urban Transformations ESRC porfolio co-ordinated by the University of Oxford), in the Habitat III Thematic Meeting on the definition of the New Urban Agenda in Barcelona (#H3Barcelona) on 4th and 5th April 2016.
Here is the chapter entitled 'About Independence (with independence)' that will contribute to a new edition on 'The Right to Decide, Power and Sovereignty' by Sorzain publishing.
Dr Calzada took part in the roundtable organised by Ezkerraberri Foundation (which belongs to Aralar, left independentist political Basque party). He discussed with Dr Goikoetxea from the University of the Basque Country, while the moderator will be Iñaki Soto, Director of the Basque newspaper, GARA (former EGIN). Here is the article published in Ezkerra Aberri magazine
Dr Igor Calzada has been awarded 2016 Visiting & Associate Research Fellowship at the Brussels Centre for Urban Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He will be working with two departments: Cosmopolis, Centre for Urban Research & POLI (Political Science).
‘Smart city’ has already become a ‘fetish’ term to simplify complex urban debates in an uneven techno-deterministically-driven hyper-connected society. This paper compares strategically and ethnographically four specific city-region cases located in two European nation-states: Bristol and Glasgow in the UK, and Bilbao and Barcelona in Spain.
REPLICATE, “Renaissance of PLaces with Innovative Citizenship And TEchnology”, is funded by a 29M grant from Horizon 2020, the main EU program fostering research and innovation actions. This project belongs to the “Lighthouse” call (Smart Cities and Communities solutions integrating energy, transport, ICT sectors through lighthouse (large scale demonstration - first of the kind) projects), one of the most competitive in the program. REPLICATE aims to increase the quality of life for citizens across Europe by demonstrating the impact of innovative technologies used to co-create smart city services with citizens, and prove the optimal process for replicating successes within cities…Read More
As a result of the workshop and wrapping up the strategic content in the social innovation field that Fomento San Sebastian has been developing so far, the following publication will be officially launch shortly.
On 29th January 2016, Dr Calzada took part in the '7th Annual Smart Energy UK & Europe 2016 Summit' as moderator of the panel 'European Smart Cities, the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Connected Home' as well as delivering the conference 'Comparing EU Cities on Smart City-Regional Governance'.
Dr Calzada was interviewed by the radio Euskalerria irratia from Navarra regarding 'Plurinationality' in Spain and how it could be compared with the understanding of the same idea in the UK, for instance.
This policy report, entitled 'Global Sustainable City-Regions' is the direct outcome of the new MSc Master Programme in Global Sustainable Cities jointly carried about the lecturer, Dr Igor Calzada, MBA and the seven participants/students working comparatively on seven global city-regional case-studies, as follows: Mumbai, Shenzhen, Reykjavik, Portland, Budapest, Rotterdam and Glasgow.
As a part of the Urban Transformations research project team funded by the ESRC (Economic & Social Research Council in the UK) based at COMPAS at the University of Oxford, Dr Igor Calzada, MBA will be in charge of the European branch by networking and researching activities: From smart data to infrastructure, participatory design to migration, the Urban Transformations projects share a multidisciplinary focus and a forward-looking vision of how our urban future can be shaped to achieve better outcomes for communities, businesses and local authorities. Together, they establish a foundation of original research and best practice in the UK,…Read More
This article was requested by Eusko Ikaskuntza, Basque Studies Society, scientific body in the Basque Country. Dr Calzada elaborates on the question that was suggested to him: How can we overcome the divide between humanities and science? The author expresses the importance to invest on an applied social science knowledge field that would bring together both humanities and technical sciences.
Dr Calzada was invited by the University of Torino in Italy to give a lecture on Smart City. He deployed a conceptualisation regarding smartness, devolution, social innovation and political innovation. Specially, the conference focused on the sharing economy initiatives.
This article that was meant to published in the newspaper El País analyses the importance of the cities in the right to decide to understand the ongoing plurinational debate in Spain after 2015 General Elections.
Dr Igor Calzada gave two keynote presentation in Moscow (Russia) regarding Smart Cities' strategies and potential implementations by stakeholders.
Since January 2015, Dr Igor Calzada is Lecturer at the Master MSc in Global Sustainable Cities at the Institute for Future Cities at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. This new Master will start on September 2015 with two modules that will be in charge of him: Global Cities: Society & Sustainability and Public Policy, Governance and Strategic Change in Cities.
The article presents a broad debate regarding the critical transformations around the smart city mainstream trend by arguing in favour of including mundane technologies in the analysis of the current socio-technical needs for cities.
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'. As a final outcome of my research in the Icelandic case study, here is the journal article published on October 2015 in the Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research entitled 'Demos-Ethos: a framework to study…Read More
This book aims to suggest an strategic pathway for the Basque Country in a broader European context. The book is structured in four parts: Constitutional Change, Self-Government, The Right to Decide and Independence. The content of the book is a direct outcome from the Political Innovation 2015 Summer School that took place in St Sebastian in the Basque Country (Spain) in July 9-10 2015, with the participation of a broad political representation ensuring the relevant moment of gathering the five political Basque leaders in a political innovation lab (workshop) in direct interaction with the participants.
A paper about Smart Devolution was presented in Brussels, Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Cosmopolis Centre for Urban Research at the 'Smart City-Regional Governance - International Symposium' on 8 and 9th October.
Dr Igor Calzada will deliver a presentation on 25th September 2015 in Glasgow in the PechaKucha event entitle 'Visions of Future of Cities' at the Institute for Future Cities at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. He will provide some recommendations regarding the strategic change in cities.
In 3 days time, Catalonia will pursue its self-determination right by voting in regional elections as it was supposed to be a independence referendum. In a very awkward context, a long process has been followed to reach the 27th September (#27s) election. In this uncertain in which Catalonia's quarrel with Spain seems to be endless, Dr Calzada analyses the international dimension of the Catalan quest for independence under the permanent Spanish threat to block any attempt in this direction.
Co-sponsored by GO Science Foresight Project on the Future of Cities and the ESRC Urban Transformations Programme, on 21 September 2015, Dr Calzada took part as a delegate of Future of Cities, University of Oxford in the Workshop on Technology and the Future of UK Cities at the Urban Innovation Centre.
Dr Calzada gave advise to the Oxford Smart Board on Smart City research and implementation projects on the 3rd September 2015 in the Oxford City Hall. In the Oxford Smart board are the following institutions: Oxford City Council, Oxfordshire County Council, OII, University of Oxford Research Services, Oxfordshire LEP and Nominet.
In July 9-10, the Political Innovation Summer School took place in St. Sebastian - Donostia (Basque Country - Spain). The summer school aims to gather politicians, social movements, academics, entrepreneurs/activists, managers, journalist, officers and so on. The focus will be the territorial debate regarding the re-scaling of Spain and France in reference to the quest for more devolution by the implementation of the right to decide in the Basque Country.
Here is the article by Dr Igor Calzada in the collection ‘Seres Urbanos/Urban Beings’ in the Planeta Futuro/Future Planet in El Pais newspaper: ‘MicroBreweries: Communitarian Entrepreneurship (or Hipsterism)?’.
Here is a Call for Papers I am convening with Dr Herrschel, Newman and Pedersen for the UACES 45th Annual Conference, Bilbao, Spain, 7-9 September 2015 entitled: 'European City-Regions and the Re-Scaling of the Nation-State: The Role of Cities in the Quest for Self Determination and Independence'. Deadline: 14th January 2015.
Kindly invited by TEDx Montevideo, Dr Igor Calzada was a guest speaker in the 2015 edition on 15 June. Here is the presentation. The video will be forthcoming soon. Here too the brief visual ethnography and bitakora from the fieldwork carried out by 15th June while TEDxMontevideo edition and after this, in Montevideo.
Here is the first article of this collection: 'Smart State?'. The article aims to shed some light on the consequences that urban transformations are causing the the re-scalling processes in nation-states. Indeed, the article argues that Spain as a nation-state should embrace devolution and the right to decide as the way to become a smart state.
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:
This article addressing and summarising the four-year research project entitled 'Benchmarking Future City-Regions' will be published shortly. The article will be published in the OpenAccess (OA) Journal, RSRS Regional Studies Regional Science. The project has been funded by the Basque Foundation for Science, Ikerbasque and was awarded with the Early Career Grant by the RSA Regional Studies Association.
Here the article Dr Calzada published a day before the 'Local & Province Elections 2015' entitled 'Zubigintza/Bridging' in Berria newspaper and Norabidea digital platform.
Dr Calzada will give a lecture at the Ceibal Foundation on 17 June at 14:30-16:00.
In the context of the Local & Province Elections 2015, Dr Calzada has just collaborated in the analyst basis with three media: Berria & Norabidea (Newspaper), EiTB (TV) & Euskalerria Irratia (Radio).
This article entitled 'Cities & Nations' will be published in the June 2015 number of GrandPlace Journal shortly. The author argues that contemporary understanding of nations should include metropolitanisation processes in a new intertwined outcome between community-based nations and urban-based cities.
Analysis on the General Elections 2015 in the United Kingdom in Onda Vasca, a Basque radio station in Spain. Programme conducted by the Basque journalist, Xabier Lapitz
Here there is the Special Edition by HamaikaTB TV channel conducted by the journalist Irati Sarasua. The roundtable was participated by Ainhoa Mendibil (Communication & PR Head of GureEskuDago), Ander Txintxurreta (EiTB Journalist & 'Gure Esku Dago' local activist in Hernani village), Samara Velte (Berria paper Journalist) and Dr Igor Calzada.
Dr Igor Calzada is collaborating regularly as scientific popularizer and analyst on social, economic and political issues in the only 'alegal' radio station in Basque language in the Chartered Autonomy of Navarra, Euskalerria irratia.
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.
Dr Igor Calzada attended the #H2020SCC infoday event organised by the European Commission. This is the photo & video bitakora of that day: In a nutshell, the event consisted of an intensive networking session but with a little focus on the policy orientation in favour...
As a collaboration with Elhuyar Consultancy located in the Basque Country, regarding the Social Innovation methodology that have been designing for the new Beterri Local Agency, supported by the Gipuzkoa Province Council, Dr Igor Calzada will close the event with a keynote presentation from Montevideo Uruguay by video-conference.
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.
Here is the article that will be published in the RSA Regions Quarterly Magazine: Calzada, I. (2015), Benchmarking Cross-Border City-Regions: Basque and Oresund Comparative Territorial Connection, Regions Quarterly Magazine, In Depth, pp. 4-6. Regions no 297. Issue 1. Spring 2015.
Though they may seem like unlikely companions, both Iceland and the Basque Country undertook unique democratic regenerations following the 2008 global economic crisis.
Dr Calzada has been working in a collaborative publication with Dr Hennig in the crossroads between political devolution processes and the way they can be visualised with data. This collaboration's outcome is the article published in the Political Insight journal by March 2015 based on Dr Calzada's research project entitled 'Benchmarking City-Regions'.
Dr Calzada will be the curator of the Politics in Spires Special Series entitled 'Between Independence & Re-centralisation: Political Innovation in an Age of Devolution' sponsored by the University of Oxford & Cambridge (UK). Politics in Spires is a platform that aims to bring academic analysis to broader discussions about politics.
On 23rd January I will take part in the roundtable organized by EHBildu in the village of Zumaia in order to discuss with more academics the current situation in the Basque Country by analyzing Catalonia and Scotland independentist recent facts, results and movements in Europe. The roundtable is part of a broad public meeting events series entitled '11 Reason for Independence'.
This is the Grand Place Journal review about my published 'PostIndependence' book by Translokal in June 2014 .
In 2014, I have been taking part as social scientific popularizer/collaborator/analyst in the Basque Public TV, EiTB, in the programme Azpimarra. In 2015, this collaboration will continue.
Dr Igor Calzada will present on 4th December in London 'Unplugging the Smart City' conference paper in the Future Cities Summit Re·Work as a consequence of the joint research 'Unplugging > Beyond Hyper-Connected Societies' funded partially by The Oxford Research Center in Humanities and the article published at the Journal of Urban Technology 'Unplugging > Deconstructing the Smart City'.
Here is the short article published in the RSA Regions Quarterly Magazine: Calzada, I. (2014), The Right to Decide in Democracy between Recentralisation and Independence: Scotland, Catalonia and the Basque Country. Regions Magazine Comment and Debate, pp. 4-5. Regions no 296 Winter 2014. (Forthcoming)
Dr Calzada presented the paper 'Postindependence in Scotland, Catalonia and the Basque Country' at the RSA Regional Studies Association Conference in Sheffield on 30th October 2014. Likewise, he chaired a panel on Regional Development.
Invited by the Architect Association of the Basque Country, I chaired the panel 'The City and Participation' at the BIA Bilbao Urban Regeneration Forum on 26th September 2014.
On 23rd September Dr Calzada attended the STEEP EU project no. 314277 'Systems Thinking for Comprehensive City Efficient Energy Planning' in Bristol as a member of the Advisory Board. The project aims to design a Smart City Director Plan after the cross-learning process of three EU cities: St. Sebastian (Spain), Bristol (UK) and Florence (Italy).
The Oxford Future of Cities Programme organized the Flexible City International Symposium from 23rd to 25th October. I took part presenting a paper with my work-in-progress PostDoctoral Research project about The Future of City-Regions Comparative Territorial Benchmarking/Connections, specifically presenting the Basque & Oresund Connection case-study.
Dr Calzada, in collaboration with Dr Cobo, launches the project entitled #Unplugging: Deconstructing Smart Cities Beyond Hyper-Connected Societies. The project consists of workshops, applied research projects and keynotes presentation about #Unplugging with different stakeholders such as policy-makers, students, researchers, academics, politicians, civil servants, consultants, lecturers and officers. 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…Read More
This presentation was delivered on 30th September at the Public University of Navarra in Spain. The conference was held by Alkartasuna Fundation linked with Eusko Alkartasuna political party in the Basque Country (into the EHBildu coalition). The aim of the presentation was to conduct an international and regional context diagnosis by fixing a joint direction and a realistic strategy for Navarra and the Basque Autonomy taking into account the new opportunity that arises to decide a new political status for the city-region. A special consideration was given to the right to decide as a democratic tool and mean in order…Read More
Here is the article written from the Policy & Politics 2014 Conference in Bristol just a day before presenting the paper Postindependence in Scotland, Catalonia and Basque Country. And a two days after departing from Bristol (UK) to Glasgow-Edinburgh (Scotland) to live the Scottish Independence Referendum #indyref on 18th September 2014.
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.
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.
On 24th August, Berria Basque newspaper published the article entitled "Telegram from Scotland about Democracy and Independence".
#Indyref is gathering a lot of attention in the UK but also overseas. Devolution processes shake the concept of union, nation-states and territories by forcing the emergence of new global actors, such as small nations. Dr Igor Calzada is at the moment following closely by carrying out field work research in Scotland.
Here is the media article I wrote after presenting the book PostIndependence. The article aims to suggest 10 core ideas regarding the right to decide of regions/nations in EU broad context.
"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).
On 7th July, I will deliver a seminar and give a paper regarding lessons from the renowned Mondragon Cooperative experience while addressing some necessary key ideas in order to put into practice what the author called Academic Entrepreneurship for Policy-Making.
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.
As a summary of the on-going comparative case studies between the Basque Country City-Region and the Oresund City-Region, myself and Fredrik Björk will disseminate it in a paper titled: Cross Border City-Regions Beyond Nation-States: Basque & Oresund Comparative Cases.
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.
On 8th May, Dr Calzada will deliver a conference in the Local Development Week organized by Izarra Fundazioa and invited by Ermua municipality entitled: "Smart City? Ermua Postindustrial FabLab".
There is a song which tells us that we should look after our homeland, the place we have seen getting older in parallel with us. An empty place as Oteiza described, with a house and a "frontón" attached. Just that. Simply that. Nothing else. I love it, nothing else and just this.
This post summarizes three sequential events that took place in April 2014. Firstly, Future Everything 2014 took place in Manchester on 1st April. Secondly, Prof David Harvey presented his new book on 2nd April at #LSECapitalism and finally, the Skoll World Forum at the Säid Business School at the University of Oxford. The three events tackled social issues related to the future of cities and governance addressing the so-called Smart City term, the contradictions that remain steady with the neoliberal agenda and the required global entrepreneurial initiatives. Once again, terms are not equally understood and applied depending on who is…Read More
This post may be the most relevant post of this site https://www.igorcalzada.com, due to what is explained in the doctoral and postdoctoral research sequence. Furthermore, the whole PostDoctoral Research project "The Future of City-Regions - Comparative Territorial Benchmarking" can be found in the website http://www.cityregions.org
On 29th January, 2014, I gave a Seminar at St Antony's College - European Studies Centre, presenting an Article that was recently published with the same title.
Here is the project that I have been invited to participate in and contribute to Kolding, Denmark: Design Culture Kolding. In the context of the Design City Kolding, a Roundtable Discussion Event about "Contemporary Design Culture and the Design Museum: Challenges and Opportunities" that will take place on 23rd January in the Trapholt Museum has been organized by the University of Southern Denmark, Centre for Design, Culture and Management and the University of Brighton.
The paper title "Balance & Imbalance Territorial Development Strategies of the Basque City-Region / Euskal Hiria: Contribution from the Social Innovation and Governance perspective" was accepted and presented on 19th December 2013 at Klimagune 2013 organized by the BC3, Basque Centre for the Climate Change in Bilbao, Basque Country (Spain).
On 30th December, 2013, the article titled "Critical Social Innovation in the Smart City era for a City-Regional European Horizon 2020" was published by P3T.
The website http://www.basquecity.org was an EGovernance Think Tank platform that was fed by the Basque City-Region 2012 Congress' dynamics. Its property rights belong to the www.cityregions.org postdoctoral research project, supported by Ikerbasque and the Oxford Programme of the Future of Cities.
The website http://www.euskalhiria.org was a EGovernance Think Tank platform that was fed by the Basque City-Region 2012 Congress' dynamics. Its property rights belongs to www.cityregions.org postodoctoral research project supported by Ikerbasque and the Oxford Programme of the Future of Cities.
After an on-line collective writing process with two practitioners, Domenico Di Siena and Adolfo Chautón, from April 2013, in July 2013, we launched a co-authored book titled in the Spanish version: #MacroMesoMicro > Systemic Territory Framework from the perspective of Social Innovation. The English version was launched in 5th December 2013 under the open access license of Creative Commons. The English and Spanish versions are available to download in its Executive Summary of Full versions in the following links.
Social Innovation Europe magazine published on 3rd December, 2013 the article titled "Critical Social Innovation for a City-Regional Europe: Why & How?"
The paper "The Future of City-Regions Comparative Territorial Benchmarking/Connection" was accepted in the Regional Studies Association Winter Conference 2013 "Mobilising Regions: Territorial Strategies for Growth" that took place in London on 22nd November, 2013.
On 7th November 2013, I gave a conference about technology, politics and democracy. The title of the conference was "Do Social Networks provoke Civilian Transformation?" I pointed out the case of Iceland as the one that I had recently been collecting data about.