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Dr Federico Caprotti

Associate Professor in Human Geography

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 Amory D439

 

Amory Building, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4RJ , UK

 Office hours:

Office hours (summer term): by appointment

Overview

Federico Caprotti is a human geographer interested in sustainable cities and the green economy. He has worked on nature and the city from a historical and visual viewpoint, and has more recently worked on eco-city and smart city projects in China and the EU. At Exeter, he leads the ‘Smart Eco-Cities for a Green Economy (SMART-ECO)’ research consortium: this involves researchers in the UK, the Netherlands, France, Germany and China. SMART-ECO is funded by the ESRC, China’s NSFC, and the national research funding agencies of France, Germany, and the Netherlands. Federico also leads an ESRC Urban Transformations project on energy transitions in South African municipalities. He has previously lectured at the universities of Leicester, Oxford, UCL, and Plymouth. Prior to joining Exeter as associate professor in human geography, Federico was senior lecturer and then reader in cities and sustainability at King’s College London. Federico holds a bachelor’s and doctoral degree from Oxford University, is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Federico is a Fellow (2018-20) of the Alan Turing Institute. Since 2016 he has been an Affiliated Research Fellow of the Institute of Asian and Pacific Studies at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China. In 2017, a paper he 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.

Broad research specialisms:

Nature and the city; urban political ecology; sustainable cities; eco-cities; smart cities; platform urbanism.

Qualifications

BA (Hons) Geography, Oxford University;
DPhil Geography, Oxford University;
Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, University of Plymouth;
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

 

 

Research group links

Research

Research interests

My main research interests are in the relationship between nature and the city, and in the ways in which discourses, urban plans, visualities and geographical imaginations and visions of the city are used to shape urban and societal futures. I have carried out historical work on these topics, focusing on the construction of new towns and on visualities associated with technology. More recently, over the past ten years I have been working more closely on contemporary eco-city and smart city projects, with a focus on new-build and retrofit urbanism in China and Europe. My research is informed by conceptual approaches including urban political ecology, cultural economy, and critical approaches to the study of transitions.

Research projects

Citizenship and the Chinese Smart City: China’s Social Credit System Experiment  (Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Research Grant) (€72.,000) (2019-22. Role: PI) 

The project studies the recent roll-out of a state-wide digital social credit system in China, as an experimental form of urban governance. The project involves collaboration with National Taiwan University.

Smart Eco-Cities for a Green Economy (SMART-ECO) (ESRC total: £382,000; consortium total of €1,100,000) (2015-18. Role: PI).

SMART-ECO is a large international research consortium trying to tackle the question of how new-build and retrofitted smart eco-city projects in Europe and China can be critically understood in light of their use as experimental spaces in which transitions to a green economy can be tested. The project involves researchers, including postdoctoral staff, at universities in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, France and China.

Urban Transformation in South Africa Through Co-Designing Energy Services Provision Pathways (URBATRANS) (ESRC-NRF; ESRC total: £399,348) (2016-19. Role: PI).

URBATRANS is a collaborative international research project, jointly led by the universities of Exeter and Cape Town, and involving Sustainable Energy Africa. It tries to tackle some of the questions around unequal energy provisions in selected municipalities in South Africa through a process of co-design with stakeholders.

Probability and Uncertainty in Risk Estimation and Communication: A UK-China Collaboration (NERC-ESRC total: £149,046) (2016-19. Role: Co-I).

The project aims to assess the communication and assessment of risk, with a focus on Chinese urban areas.

Grants/Funding:

2019: EPSRC GCRF Impact Accelerator Award, total: £21,445 (Role: PI).

2019: Internal GCRF bid development grant, total: £1,000 (Role: PI).

2018: Mars Antarctica (MBR Space Settlement Challenge), total: £12,000) (Role: PI).

2016-19: Urban Transformation in South Africa Through Co-Designing Energy Services Provision Pathways (URBATRANS) (ESRC-NRF; ESRC total: £399,348) (Role: PI).

2016-19: Probability and Uncertainty in Risk Estimation and Communication: A UK-China Collaboration (NERC-ESRC total: £149,046) (2016-19. Role: Co-I).

2015-18: Smart Eco-Cities for a Green Economy (SMART-ECO) (ESRC total: £382,000; consortium total of €1,100,000) (Role: PI).

2015-16: Sir Richard Trainor PhD studentship. Funded studentship for one student  to work on smart cities, with industrial supervision from IBM (£45,000)

2011-12: Royal Geographical Society Small Research Grant (£2,800)

2009-11: Nuffield Foundation Social Sciences Research Grant (£8,000)

2009-10: British Academy Small Research Grant, 2009-10 (£7,500)               

2008-09: Royal Geographical Society-EPSRC Small Research Grant (£2,150)            

2006-08: British Academy Small Research Grant (£5,850)    

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Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Caprotti F, Cowley R (2019). Varieties of smart urbanism in the UK: discursive logics, the state, and local urban context. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers Abstract.  Full text.
Karvonen A, Cugurullo F, Caprotti F (eds)(2018). Inside Smart Cities: Place, Politics and Urban Innovation. London, Routledge. Abstract.
Cowley R, Caprotti F (2018). Smart city as anti-planning in the UK. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space Abstract.
Caprotti F (2018). Spaces of visibility in the smart city: flagship urban spaces and the smart urban imaginary. Urban Studies Abstract.  Full text.
Caprotti F (2017). Protecting innovative niches in the green economy: investigating the rise and fall of Solyndra, 2005–2011. GeoJournal, 82(5), 937-955. Abstract.
Caprotti F, Springer C, Harmer N (2015). 'Eco' for Whom? Envisioning Eco-urbanism in the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city, China. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 39(3), 495-517. Abstract.

Publications by category


Books

Karvonen A, Cugurullo F, Caprotti F (eds)(2018). Inside Smart Cities: Place, Politics and Urban Innovation. London, Routledge. Abstract.
Caprotti F, Li Yu S (2017). Sustainable Cities in Asia., Routledge.
Caprotti F (2014). Eco-cities and the transition to low carbon economies. Abstract.
Caprotti F (2007). Mussolini's Cities. Youngstown, NJ, Cambria Press.

Journal articles

Caprotti F (In Press). Emerging platform urbanism in China: reconfigurations of data, citizenship and materialities. Technological Forecasting and Social Change Abstract.  Full text.
Caprotti F, Gong Z (In Press). Social sustainability and new residents' experiences in a new Chinese eco-city. Habitat International Abstract.
Caprotti F, Gong Z (In Press). Social sustainability and residents' experiences in a new Chinese eco-city. Habitat International Full text.
Joss S, Sengers F, Schraaven D, Caprotti F, Dayot Y (In Press). The Smart City as global discourse: storylines and critical junctures across 27 cities. Journal of Urban Technology Abstract.  Full text.
Caprotti F, Cowley R (2019). Varieties of smart urbanism in the UK: discursive logics, the state, and local urban context. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers Abstract.  Full text.
Caprotti F (2018). Future cities: moving from technical to human needs. Palgrave Communications Abstract.  Full text.
Cowley R, Caprotti F (2018). Smart city as anti-planning in the UK. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space Abstract.
Caprotti F (2018). Spaces of visibility in the smart city: flagship urban spaces and the smart urban imaginary. Urban Studies Abstract.  Full text.
de Boer H, Caprotti F (2017). Getting Londoners on two wheels: a comparative approach analysing London’s potential pathways to a cycling transition. Sustainable Cities and Society Abstract.  Full text.
Caprotti F (2017). Protecting innovative niches in the green economy: investigating the rise and fall of Solyndra, 2005–2011. GeoJournal, 82(5), 937-955. Abstract.
Caprotti F (2017). The New Urban Agenda: key opportunities and challenges for policy and practice. Urban Research and Practice Full text.
Caprotti F (2016). Defining a new sector in the green economy: Tracking the techno-cultural emergence of the cleantech sector, 1990-2010. Technology in Society, 46, 80-89.
Caprotti F, Cowley R (2016). Interrogating urban experiments. Urban Geography Abstract.  Full text.
Caprotti F (2016). The invisible war on nature: the Abyssinian war (1935–1936) in newsreels and documentaries in Fascist Italy. Modern Italy, 19(03), 305-321.
Caprotti F, Springer C, Harmer N (2015). 'Eco' for Whom? Envisioning Eco-urbanism in the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city, China. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 39(3), 495-517. Abstract.
Caprotti F (2015). Golden sun, green economy: Market security and the US/EU-China ‘solar trade war’. Asian Geographer, 32(2), 99-115. Abstract.
Georgeson L, Caprotti F, Bailey I (2014). 'It's all a question of business': Investment identities, networks and decision-making in the cleantech economy. Geografiska Annaler, Series B: Human Geography, 96(3), 217-229. Abstract.
Caprotti F (2014). Critical research on eco-cities? a walk through the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City, China. Cities, 36, 10-17. Abstract.
Caprotti F (2014). Eco-urbanism and the eco-city, or, denying the right to the city?. Antipode, 46(5), 1285-1303. Abstract.
Caprotti F, Bailey I (2014). Making sense of the green economy. Geografiska Annaler, Series B: Human Geography, 96(3), 195-200. Abstract.
Bailey I, Caprotti F (2014). The green economy: Functional domains and theoretical directions of enquiry. Environment and Planning A, 46(8), 1797-1813. Abstract.
Caprotti F, Romanowicz J (2013). Thermal eco-cities: Green building and urban thermal metabolism. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 37(6), 1949-1967. Abstract.
Caprotti F (2012). Environment, Business and the Firm. Geography Compass, 6(3), 163-174. Abstract.
Gao E, Caprotti F (2012). Static imaginations and the possibilities of radical change: Reflecting on the Arab Spring. Area, 44(4), 510-512.
Caprotti F (2012). The cultural economy of cleantech: Environmental discourse and the emergence of a new technology sector. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 37(3), 370-385. Abstract.
Caprotti F (2011). Air Empire: British imperial civil aviation 1919-39. AFRICAN AFFAIRS, 110(438), 147-149. Author URL.
Gray M, Caprotti F (2011). Cleantech clusters and the promotion of the low carbon transition: Criteria for success and evidence from Copenhagen, Masdar and online platforms. Carbon Management, 2(5), 529-538. Abstract.
Caprotti F (2011). Overcoming distance and space through technology: Record aviation linking fascist Italy with South America. Space and Culture, 14(3), 330-348. Abstract.
Caprotti F (2011). Profitability, practicality and ideology: Fascist civil aviation and the short life of Ala Littoria, 1934-1943. Journal of Transport History, 32(1), 17-38.
Caprotti F (2011). Visuality, hybridity, and colonialism: Imagining ethiopia through colonial aviation, 1935-1940. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 101(2), 380-403. Abstract.
Coopey R, Caprotti F, Zimmerbauer K, Kallio KP, Hurwitz Z (2010). Book Reviews. Space and Polity, 14(2), 207-217.
Caprotti F (2009). Financial crisis, activist states and (missed) opportunities. Critical Perspectives on International Business, 5(1-2), 78-84. Abstract.
Caprotti F (2009). Reproductive disruptions: gender, technology, and biopolitics in the new millennium. GENDER PLACE AND CULTURE, 16(1), 117-119. Author URL.
Caprotti F (2009). Scipio Africanus: Film, internal colonization and empire. Cultural Geographies, 16(3), 381-401. Abstract.
Caprotti F (2008). Internal colonisation, hegemony and coercion: Investigating migration to Southern Lazio, Italy, in the 1930s. Geoforum, 39(2), 942-957. Abstract.
Caprotti F, Kaïka M (2008). Producing the ideal fascist landscape: Nature, materiality and the cinematic representation of land reclamation in the Pontine Marshes. Social and Cultural Geography, 9(6), 613-634. Abstract.
Caprotti F (2008). Technology and geographical imaginations: Representing aviation in 1930s Italy. Journal of Cultural Geography, 25(2), 181-205. Abstract.
McCormick PJ, Whalen K, Caprotti F, Gillespie CA, Smith BE, Sultana S, Knight DB, Olsen DH (2007). Book Reviews. Journal of Cultural Geography, 24(1), 113-135.
Caprotti F (2007). Destructive creation: fascist urban planning, architecture and New Towns in the Pontine Marshes. Journal of Historical Geography, 33(3), 651-679. Abstract.
Caprotti F (2006). Malaria and technological networks: Medical geography in the Pontine Marshes, Italy, in the 1930s. Geographical Journal, 172(2), 145-155. Abstract.
Caprotti F (2005). Fetishising violence, marginalising the human dimension. Antipode, 37(4), 633-637.
Caprotti F (2005). Information Management and Fascist Identity: newsreels in fascist Italy. Media History, 11(3), 177-191.

Chapters

Caprotti F (2019). From Shannon to Shenzhen and back: sustainable urbanism and inter-city partnerships in China and Europe. In Zhang X (Ed) Remaking Sustainable Urbanism: Space, Scale and Goivernance in the New Urban Era, Palgrave Macmillan, 101-120.  Abstract.
Caprotti F (2018). Authoritarianism and the transparent smart city. In Lindner C, Meissner M (Eds.) The Routledge Companion to Urban Imaginaries, London: Routledge, 137-146.  Abstract.
Karvonen A, Cugurullo F, Caprotti F (2018). Conclusions: the long and unsettled future of smart cities. In  (Ed) Inside Smart Cities: Place, Politics and Urban Innovation, London: Routledge, 291-298.
Karvonen A, Cugurullo F, Caprotti F (2018). Introduction: situating smart cities. In  (Ed) Inside Smart Cities: Place, Politics and Urban Innovation, Londoin: Routledge, 1-12.
Cowley R, Caprotti F, Ferretti M, Zhong C (2018). Ordinary Chinese Smart Cities: the Case of Wuhan. In Karvonen A, Cugurullo F, Caprotti F (Eds.) Inside Smart Cities: Place, Politics and Urban Innovation, London: Routledge, 45-64.  Abstract.  Full text.
Burton K, Karvonen A, Caprotti F (2018). Smart goes green: digitalising environmental agendas in Bristol and Manchester. In  (Ed) Inside Smart Cities: Place, Politics and Urban Innovation, London: Routledge, 117-132.
Caprotti F (2017). Asmara: making (colonial) modernity work through transport networks and infrastructure. In Volgger P, Graf S (Eds.) Architecture in Asmara : colonial origin and postcolonial experiences, Berlin: DOM Publishers. Abstract.  Full text.
Caprotti F, Gong Z (2017). Challenging the eco-city: residents’ perceptions of social sustainability in Tianjin Eco-City, China. In Caprotti F, Yu L (Eds.) Sustainable Cities in Asia, Routledge. Full text.
Caprotti F (2017). Emerging low-carbon urban mega-projects. In Dhakal S, Ruth M (Eds.) Creating Low Carbon Cities, Springer, 51-62.  Abstract.  Full text.
Yu L, Caprotti F (2017). Introduction. In Caprotti F, Yu L (Eds.) Sustainable Cities in Asia, London: Routledge, 1-4.  Abstract.  Full text.
Caprotti F, Harmer N (2017). Spatialising urban sustainability transitions: eco-cities, multilevel perspectives and the political ecology of scale in the Bohai Rim, China. In Frantzeskaki N, Chasten Broto V, Coenen L, Loorbach D (Eds.) Urban Sustainability Transitions, London: Rutledge, 133-146.
Caprotti F (2010). From finance to green technology activist states, geopolitical finance and hybrid neoliberalism. In  (Ed) After the Crisis: Rethinking Finance, 81-100.  Abstract.

Reports

Caprotti F, Cowley R, Bailey I, Joss S, Sengers F, Raven R, Späth P, Jolivet E, Tan-Mullins M, Cheshmehzangi A, et al (2017). Smart Eco-Cities in Europe and China: Opportunities, Drivers and Challenges. Exeter, University of Exeter. 0 pages.  Abstract.  Full text.
Caprotti F, Cowley RM, Flynn A, Joss S, Yu L (2016). Smart-Eco Cities in the UK: Trends and City Profiles 2016., University of Exeter (SMART-ECO Project).

Publications by year


In Press

Caprotti F (In Press). Emerging platform urbanism in China: reconfigurations of data, citizenship and materialities. Technological Forecasting and Social Change Abstract.  Full text.
Caprotti F, Gong Z (In Press). Social sustainability and new residents' experiences in a new Chinese eco-city. Habitat International Abstract.
Caprotti F, Gong Z (In Press). Social sustainability and residents' experiences in a new Chinese eco-city. Habitat International Full text.
Joss S, Sengers F, Schraaven D, Caprotti F, Dayot Y (In Press). The Smart City as global discourse: storylines and critical junctures across 27 cities. Journal of Urban Technology Abstract.  Full text.

2019

Caprotti F (2019). From Shannon to Shenzhen and back: sustainable urbanism and inter-city partnerships in China and Europe. In Zhang X (Ed) Remaking Sustainable Urbanism: Space, Scale and Goivernance in the New Urban Era, Palgrave Macmillan, 101-120.  Abstract.
Caprotti F, Cowley R (2019). Varieties of smart urbanism in the UK: discursive logics, the state, and local urban context. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers Abstract.  Full text.

2018

Caprotti F (2018). Authoritarianism and the transparent smart city. In Lindner C, Meissner M (Eds.) The Routledge Companion to Urban Imaginaries, London: Routledge, 137-146.  Abstract.
Karvonen A, Cugurullo F, Caprotti F (2018). Conclusions: the long and unsettled future of smart cities. In  (Ed) Inside Smart Cities: Place, Politics and Urban Innovation, London: Routledge, 291-298.
Caprotti F (2018). Future cities: moving from technical to human needs. Palgrave Communications Abstract.  Full text.
Karvonen A, Cugurullo F, Caprotti F (eds)(2018). Inside Smart Cities: Place, Politics and Urban Innovation. London, Routledge. Abstract.
Karvonen A, Cugurullo F, Caprotti F (2018). Introduction: situating smart cities. In  (Ed) Inside Smart Cities: Place, Politics and Urban Innovation, Londoin: Routledge, 1-12.
Cowley R, Caprotti F, Ferretti M, Zhong C (2018). Ordinary Chinese Smart Cities: the Case of Wuhan. In Karvonen A, Cugurullo F, Caprotti F (Eds.) Inside Smart Cities: Place, Politics and Urban Innovation, London: Routledge, 45-64.  Abstract.  Full text.
Cowley R, Caprotti F (2018). Smart city as anti-planning in the UK. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space Abstract.
Burton K, Karvonen A, Caprotti F (2018). Smart goes green: digitalising environmental agendas in Bristol and Manchester. In  (Ed) Inside Smart Cities: Place, Politics and Urban Innovation, London: Routledge, 117-132.
Caprotti F (2018). Spaces of visibility in the smart city: flagship urban spaces and the smart urban imaginary. Urban Studies Abstract.  Full text.

2017

Caprotti F (2017). Asmara: making (colonial) modernity work through transport networks and infrastructure. In Volgger P, Graf S (Eds.) Architecture in Asmara : colonial origin and postcolonial experiences, Berlin: DOM Publishers. Abstract.  Full text.
Caprotti F, Gong Z (2017). Challenging the eco-city: residents’ perceptions of social sustainability in Tianjin Eco-City, China. In Caprotti F, Yu L (Eds.) Sustainable Cities in Asia, Routledge. Full text.
Caprotti F (2017). Emerging low-carbon urban mega-projects. In Dhakal S, Ruth M (Eds.) Creating Low Carbon Cities, Springer, 51-62.  Abstract.  Full text.
de Boer H, Caprotti F (2017). Getting Londoners on two wheels: a comparative approach analysing London’s potential pathways to a cycling transition. Sustainable Cities and Society Abstract.  Full text.
Yu L, Caprotti F (2017). Introduction. In Caprotti F, Yu L (Eds.) Sustainable Cities in Asia, London: Routledge, 1-4.  Abstract.  Full text.
Caprotti F (2017). Protecting innovative niches in the green economy: investigating the rise and fall of Solyndra, 2005–2011. GeoJournal, 82(5), 937-955. Abstract.
Caprotti F, Cowley R, Bailey I, Joss S, Sengers F, Raven R, Späth P, Jolivet E, Tan-Mullins M, Cheshmehzangi A, et al (2017). Smart Eco-Cities in Europe and China: Opportunities, Drivers and Challenges. Exeter, University of Exeter. 0 pages.  Abstract.  Full text.
Caprotti F, Harmer N (2017). Spatialising urban sustainability transitions: eco-cities, multilevel perspectives and the political ecology of scale in the Bohai Rim, China. In Frantzeskaki N, Chasten Broto V, Coenen L, Loorbach D (Eds.) Urban Sustainability Transitions, London: Rutledge, 133-146.
Caprotti F, Li Yu S (2017). Sustainable Cities in Asia., Routledge.
Caprotti F (2017). The New Urban Agenda: key opportunities and challenges for policy and practice. Urban Research and Practice Full text.

2016

Caprotti F (2016). Defining a new sector in the green economy: Tracking the techno-cultural emergence of the cleantech sector, 1990-2010. Technology in Society, 46, 80-89.
Caprotti F, Cowley R (2016). Interrogating urban experiments. Urban Geography Abstract.  Full text.
Caprotti F, Cowley RM, Flynn A, Joss S, Yu L (2016). Smart-Eco Cities in the UK: Trends and City Profiles 2016., University of Exeter (SMART-ECO Project).
Caprotti F (2016). The invisible war on nature: the Abyssinian war (1935–1936) in newsreels and documentaries in Fascist Italy. Modern Italy, 19(03), 305-321.

2015

Caprotti F, Springer C, Harmer N (2015). 'Eco' for Whom? Envisioning Eco-urbanism in the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city, China. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 39(3), 495-517. Abstract.
Caprotti F (2015). Golden sun, green economy: Market security and the US/EU-China ‘solar trade war’. Asian Geographer, 32(2), 99-115. Abstract.

2014

Georgeson L, Caprotti F, Bailey I (2014). 'It's all a question of business': Investment identities, networks and decision-making in the cleantech economy. Geografiska Annaler, Series B: Human Geography, 96(3), 217-229. Abstract.
Caprotti F (2014). Critical research on eco-cities? a walk through the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City, China. Cities, 36, 10-17. Abstract.
Caprotti F (2014). Eco-cities and the transition to low carbon economies. Abstract.
Caprotti F (2014). Eco-urbanism and the eco-city, or, denying the right to the city?. Antipode, 46(5), 1285-1303. Abstract.
Caprotti F, Bailey I (2014). Making sense of the green economy. Geografiska Annaler, Series B: Human Geography, 96(3), 195-200. Abstract.
Bailey I, Caprotti F (2014). The green economy: Functional domains and theoretical directions of enquiry. Environment and Planning A, 46(8), 1797-1813. Abstract.

2013

Caprotti F, Romanowicz J (2013). Thermal eco-cities: Green building and urban thermal metabolism. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 37(6), 1949-1967. Abstract.

2012

Caprotti F (2012). Environment, Business and the Firm. Geography Compass, 6(3), 163-174. Abstract.
Gao E, Caprotti F (2012). Static imaginations and the possibilities of radical change: Reflecting on the Arab Spring. Area, 44(4), 510-512.
Caprotti F (2012). The cultural economy of cleantech: Environmental discourse and the emergence of a new technology sector. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 37(3), 370-385. Abstract.

2011

Caprotti F (2011). Air Empire: British imperial civil aviation 1919-39. AFRICAN AFFAIRS, 110(438), 147-149. Author URL.
Gray M, Caprotti F (2011). Cleantech clusters and the promotion of the low carbon transition: Criteria for success and evidence from Copenhagen, Masdar and online platforms. Carbon Management, 2(5), 529-538. Abstract.
Caprotti F (2011). Overcoming distance and space through technology: Record aviation linking fascist Italy with South America. Space and Culture, 14(3), 330-348. Abstract.
Caprotti F (2011). Profitability, practicality and ideology: Fascist civil aviation and the short life of Ala Littoria, 1934-1943. Journal of Transport History, 32(1), 17-38.
Caprotti F (2011). Visuality, hybridity, and colonialism: Imagining ethiopia through colonial aviation, 1935-1940. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 101(2), 380-403. Abstract.

2010

Coopey R, Caprotti F, Zimmerbauer K, Kallio KP, Hurwitz Z (2010). Book Reviews. Space and Polity, 14(2), 207-217.
Caprotti F (2010). From finance to green technology activist states, geopolitical finance and hybrid neoliberalism. In  (Ed) After the Crisis: Rethinking Finance, 81-100.  Abstract.

2009

Caprotti F (2009). Financial crisis, activist states and (missed) opportunities. Critical Perspectives on International Business, 5(1-2), 78-84. Abstract.
Caprotti F (2009). Reproductive disruptions: gender, technology, and biopolitics in the new millennium. GENDER PLACE AND CULTURE, 16(1), 117-119. Author URL.
Caprotti F (2009). Scipio Africanus: Film, internal colonization and empire. Cultural Geographies, 16(3), 381-401. Abstract.

2008

Caprotti F (2008). Internal colonisation, hegemony and coercion: Investigating migration to Southern Lazio, Italy, in the 1930s. Geoforum, 39(2), 942-957. Abstract.
Caprotti F, Kaïka M (2008). Producing the ideal fascist landscape: Nature, materiality and the cinematic representation of land reclamation in the Pontine Marshes. Social and Cultural Geography, 9(6), 613-634. Abstract.
Caprotti F (2008). Technology and geographical imaginations: Representing aviation in 1930s Italy. Journal of Cultural Geography, 25(2), 181-205. Abstract.

2007

McCormick PJ, Whalen K, Caprotti F, Gillespie CA, Smith BE, Sultana S, Knight DB, Olsen DH (2007). Book Reviews. Journal of Cultural Geography, 24(1), 113-135.
Caprotti F (2007). Destructive creation: fascist urban planning, architecture and New Towns in the Pontine Marshes. Journal of Historical Geography, 33(3), 651-679. Abstract.
Caprotti F (2007). Mussolini's Cities. Youngstown, NJ, Cambria Press.

2006

Caprotti F (2006). Malaria and technological networks: Medical geography in the Pontine Marshes, Italy, in the 1930s. Geographical Journal, 172(2), 145-155. Abstract.

2005

Caprotti F (2005). Fetishising violence, marginalising the human dimension. Antipode, 37(4), 633-637.
Caprotti F (2005). Information Management and Fascist Identity: newsreels in fascist Italy. Media History, 11(3), 177-191.

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External Engagement and Impact

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 (2017-20), and MSc Ecx-Cities, School of Geography and Planning, University of Cardiff (2018-21)


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

Teaching

Office Hours

My office hours are held in Amory D439.

Term 3 office hours: by appointment, please email me.

 

Modules

2018/19


Supervision / Group

Postdoctoral researchers

  • Dr Robert Cowley
  • Dr Jonathan Phillips

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