Public lecture on Smart Cities by Andrew Karvonen on 20 June

Published on
May 28, 2018

ENP is glad to welcome Andrew Karvonen to ENP to give a public lecture on smart cities.

  • Situating Smart Cities: Place, Politics and Urban Innovation, by Andrew Karvonen of KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Time and venue: June 20, 11:00 – 12:30, C63 Leeuwenborch, Hollandseweg 1 Wageningen

The era of the smart city has arrived. Local authorities, small and medium enterprises, corporations, utility providers and civil society groups are using ICT in a variety of ways to enhance collective urban services at the neighbourhood, city and regional scales. In this talk, Andrew Karvonen will examine how these smart agendas are being situated in particular contexts. He will draw on ideas from sustainable transitions and infrastructure studies to argue that the emergence of smart urbanism raises fundamental questions about the sustainability, liveability and resilience of the cities in the future.

Andrew Karvonen is Assistant Professor of Sustainable Urban Development at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. His work combines ideas from urban studies and science & technology studies to analyse the sociotechnical evolution of cities. He has completed projects on water infrastructure, energy and housing, and urban experiments and laboratories. He is co-editor of a forthcoming Routledge compendium Inside Smart Cities: Place, Politics and Urban Innovation.