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).