Dr Federico Caprotti
Associate Professor in Human Geography

External responsibilities

Awards/Honorary fellowships

2017: A paper I was lead author on was named as one of the 25 most significant papers published in the past 40 years in the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research.

2016: Invited to become an IAPS Global Research Fellow by the Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies at the University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China.

2016: Nominated for an AXA Research Foundation award in urban vulnerability in the Global South.

2013: Rockefeller Foundation Academic Writing Residency.

2012: Birmingham University fellowship (declined).

2006: Wolfsonian Fellowship, Florida International University (declined). 

Committee/panel activities

Associate Editor, Palgrave Communications.

Member of the ESRC Peer Review College.

External examiner, MSc in Environment and Sustainable Development, The Bartlett School of Planning, UCL.

Invited lectures

2016: ‘Analysing the actually existing UK smart city’, Annual Conference of the Royal Geographical Society - Institute of British Geographers, 31 August 2016 (with Rob Cowley and Simon Joss).

2016: Invited plenary speaker at an AHRC Network conference on ‘Smart City Futures and Social Justice’ at the University of Leeds, 29-30 June 2016.

2016: Organizer and chair of the funded ‘Urban Futures: Interrogating Metrics and the City’ workshop, King’s College London, 8 June 2016.

2016: ‘Introduction: metrics and sustainable urban futures’, at the ‘Urban Futures: Interrogating Metrics and the City’ workshop, King’s College London, 8 June 2016.

2016: Invited speaker on ‘Sustainable Urbanism in China’ at University College Maastricht, The Netherlands, May 2016.

2016: Invited panellist at a workshop on ‘Living in the Anthropocene: Defetishizing the City’, University of Westminster, London, April 2016.

2015: Invited to deliver a talk on smart cities as part of the Chevening-Gurukul Leadership Programme, hosted by King’s India Institute for Indian technology entrepreneurs and NGOs.

2015: ‘’Comfort is the ultimate aim of living’: exploring eco-urbanism in the Age of Crisis’, invited talk at University College London, 3 March 2015.

2014: Delivered an invited, plenary seminar talk on smart cities to the 2nd Urbanization and Global Environmental Change conference, Taipei, Taiwan, 6-8 November 2014.

2013: Caprotti F and Tan-Mullins M (2013) Social resilience and eco-cities in China. Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, Italy, 18 November 2013.

2013: Chair, session on ‘Old limits, new limits? Bringing sectors and cities into focus.’ Cities: New Limits to Growth Conference, King’s College London, 4 October 2013.

2011: Invited talk: ‘Sectoral emergence and the cultural economy: the cleantech sector, 1990-2010’, University of Nottingham Ningbo, China, 4 May 2011.

2010: Invited talk on ‘Teaching sustainability and eco-city research’, Geography Head Teachers Conference, Plymouth, 15 November 2010.

2010: Invited lecture, ‘Geographies of transition: a cultural political economy of the 'Cleantech Revolution'’. Department of Geography, Seoul National University, Seoul, 14 April 2010.

2010: Invited seminar, ‘Between environmental discourse and materiality: the discursive logic of sectoral emergence in the cleantech sector, 2003-2010’, Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London, February 2010.

Media Coverage

2015: interviewed by BBC Radio 4’s Costing the Earth programme, and asked to talk about my eco-cities research.

2015: I was interviewed and cited in an article in Geographical on Masdar eco-city. See: www.geographical.co.uk/places/cities/item/534-living-in-a-sustainable-laborator 

2014: interviewed for France-Ouest for an article on Chinese special economic zones.

2009: interviewed on Italian national radio news (Radio 3 Scienza) on the subject of carbon emissions reductions negotiations in China and India in the run-up to the Copenhagen Climate Summit.

2009: The Street, a US financial markets magazine, asked me to write an Op-Ed column focusing on the run-up to the Copenhagen Climate Conference. The column was published on 8 October 2009. Available at: www.thestreet.com/story/10607635/1/governments-should-listen-to-green-investors.html

2009: invited to take part in a published discussion on ‘green licensing’ by SEED Magazine. This was published by the magazine in August 2009. Available at: seedmagazine.com/content/article/intellectual_property_who_owns_green_tech

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