Mark Deakin

Mark Deakin

Prof Mark Deakin

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Biography

Mark is a leading academic who has provided a strong support to emerging scientific and technical developments on Smart Cities. He is author of 12 books and about 100 peer-reviewed publications on Sustainable Urban Development, Urban Technology Management and Smart Cities. These publications include Sustainable Urban Development (Volumes 1-3, Routledge 2005-2009) and Smart Cities: Governing, Modelling and Analysing the Transition (Routledge, 2013). In addition, Mark has directed several research projects dealing with Smart Cities and the Sustainable Development of Urban Environments for the European Commission, Economic and Social Research Council and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council in the UK. He recently completed research projects include: (1) CLUE: Climate Neutral Urban Districts in Europe (European Commission - INTERREG Programme); (2) Smart and Sustainable Cities (European Investment Bank - JESSICA Programme); (3) SmartCities (European Commission - INTERREG Programme); (4) EXPGOV (European Commission - IPTS Programme on Emerging City Governance Models); (5) SURegen: Sustainable Urban Regeneration (EPSRC Sustainable Urban Environment Programme); (6) Online S3: ONLINE Platform for Smart Specialisation Policy Advice (European Commission - Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme). Mark is also in the Editorial Board of 6 academic journals. This includes the Journal of Urban Technology (Taylor & Francis), the Journal of Sustainable Cities and Society (Elsevier) and the International Journal of Intelligent Buildings (Taylor & Francis).

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Smart cities: the metrics of future internet-based developments and the renewable energies of urban and regional innovation

Journal Article
Deakin, M., Reid, A., & Mora, L. (2020)
Smart cities: the metrics of future internet-based developments and the renewable energies of urban and regional innovation. Journal of Urban Technology, 27(4), 59-78. https://doi.org/10.1080/10630732.2020.1868738
This paper closes a gap in the literature on smart cities relating to the metrics of future Internet-based developments. It achieves this by presenting the findings of a case ...

Assembling Sustainable Smart City Transitions: An Interdisciplinary Theoretical Perspective

Journal Article
Mora, L., Deakin, M., Zhang, X., Batty, M., de Jong, M., Santi, P., & Appio, F. P. (2021)
Assembling Sustainable Smart City Transitions: An Interdisciplinary Theoretical Perspective. Journal of Urban Technology, 28(1-2), 1-27. https://doi.org/10.1080/10630732.2020.1834831
This Special Issue begins with a middle-range theory of sustainable smart city transitions, which forms bridges between theorizing in smart city development studies and some o...

Increasing offsite housing construction in Scotland: An evidence base to support new policy and systems

Report
Mora, L., Deakin, M., Reid, A., Hairstans, R., Duncheva, M., Calcagno, C., …Lang, V. (2020)
Increasing offsite housing construction in Scotland: An evidence base to support new policy and systems. Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, Scottish Enterprise. and the Scottish Government
The purpose of this project is to provide evidence of the potential contribution offsite construction offers to address the challenges faced by the affordable housing sector i...

Exploring Current Trends in Scientific Research on Smart Specialisation

Journal Article
Mora, L., Deakin, M., & Reid, A. (2019)
Exploring Current Trends in Scientific Research on Smart Specialisation. Scienze Regionali-The Italian Journal of Regional Science, 18(3), 397-422. https://doi.org/10.14650/94657
This paper describes current trends in scientific research on Smart Specialisation by answering the following questions: (1) How many scientific publications on Smart Speciali...

Untangling Smart Cities: From Utopian Dreams to Innovation Systems for a Technology-Enabled Urban Sustainability

Book
Mora, L., & Deakin, M. (2019)
Untangling Smart Cities: From Utopian Dreams to Innovation Systems for a Technology-Enabled Urban Sustainability. Elsevier

Smart City Development: ICT Innovation for Urban Sustainability

Book Chapter
Mora, L., Deakin, M., Aina, Y. A., & Appio, F. P. (2019)
Smart City Development: ICT Innovation for Urban Sustainability. In W. Leal Filho, A. M. Azul, L. Brandli, P. G. Özuyar, & T. Wall (Eds.), Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Sustainable Cities and Communities,, 1-17. Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71061-7_27-1
Item is living reference work. No abstract available.

How to Overcome the Dichotomous Nature of Smart City Research: Proposed Methodology and Results of a Pilot Study

Journal Article
Mora, L., Deakin, M., Reid, A., & Angelidou, M. (2019)
How to Overcome the Dichotomous Nature of Smart City Research: Proposed Methodology and Results of a Pilot Study. Journal of Urban Technology, 26(2), 89-128. https://doi.org/10.1080/10630732.2018.1525265
Overcoming the dichotomous nature of smart city research is fundamental to providing cities with a clear understanding of how smart city development should be approached. This...

Socio-environmental Health. Exploring risk and resource spaces within urban environments. An interdisciplinary enquiry.

Presentation / Conference
Carnegie, E., Reid, A., Deakin, M., & Inglis, G. (2018, September)
Socio-environmental Health. Exploring risk and resource spaces within urban environments. An interdisciplinary enquiry. Paper presented at Space and Poverty (Salzburg Conference in Interdisciplinary Poverty Research
Regenerative spaces (good for health, environment and the planet) are essential for human flourishing. Findings from previous research suggest an association between spatial p...

Intelligence and co-creation in smart specialisation strategies: towards the next stage of RIS3

Report
Komninos, N., Kakderi, C., Panori, A., Garcia, E., Reid, A., Cvijanović, V., …Mora, L. (2018)
Intelligence and co-creation in smart specialisation strategies: towards the next stage of RIS3. European Commission
The white paper on “Intelligence and Co-creation in Smart Specialisation Strategies” outlines some key conclusions from the Online S3 project, funded under the Horizon 2020 pr...

Strategic principles for smart city development: A multiple case study analysis of European best practices

Journal Article
Mora, L., Deakin, M., & Reid, A. (2019)
Strategic principles for smart city development: A multiple case study analysis of European best practices. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 142, 70-97. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2018.07.035
Recent studies reveal a deep-rooted division in research on smart cities, which surfaces as a set of dichotomies that question whether smart city development should be based o...

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