Towards an Algorithmic Nation? Dilemmas Around Synthetic Citizenship in Northern Ireland paper delivered at The Synthetic City: Potentials, Politics, and Everyday Life, Dublin (Ireland), 6-7 Sept. The paper reproduced the article published in the journal Citizenship Studies, particularly in the Special Issue Volume 27, 2023...
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.
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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 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, 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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 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
‘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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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)
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.
#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.
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.
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.
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
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).