Dr Federico Caprotti
Associate Professor in Human Geography

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Key publications



Caprotti F (In Press). The New Urban Agenda: key opportunities and challenges for policy and practice. Urban Research and Practice Full text. DOI.
Caprotti F (2018). Future cities: moving from technical to human needs. Palgrave Communications Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
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. DOI.
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. DOI.
Caprotti F, Cowley R (2016). Interrogating urban experiments. Urban Geography Abstract.  Full text. DOI.

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. DOI.
Caprotti F (2007). Mussolini's Cities. Youngstown, NJ, Cambria Press.

Journal articles

Caprotti F, Gong Z (In Press). Social sustainability and residents' experiences in a new Chinese eco-city. Habitat International Full text.
Caprotti F (In Press). The New Urban Agenda: key opportunities and challenges for policy and practice. Urban Research and Practice Full text. DOI.
Caprotti F (2018). Future cities: moving from technical to human needs. Palgrave Communications Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Cowley R, Caprotti F (2018). Smart city as anti-planning in the UK. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space Abstract. DOI.
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. DOI.
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. DOI.
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. DOI.
Caprotti F, Cowley R (2016). Interrogating urban experiments. Urban Geography Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
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. DOI.
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. DOI.
Caprotti F (2015). Golden sun, green economy: Market security and the US/EU-China ‘solar trade war’. Asian Geographer, 32(2), 99-115. Abstract. DOI.
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. DOI.
Caprotti F (2014). Critical research on eco-cities? a walk through the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City, China. Cities, 36, 10-17. Abstract. DOI.
Caprotti F (2014). Eco-urbanism and the eco-city, or, denying the right to the city?. Antipode, 46(5), 1285-1303. Abstract. DOI.
Caprotti F, Bailey I (2014). Making sense of the green economy. Geografiska Annaler, Series B: Human Geography, 96(3), 195-200. Abstract. DOI.
Bailey I, Caprotti F (2014). The green economy: Functional domains and theoretical directions of enquiry. Environment and Planning A, 46(8), 1797-1813. Abstract. DOI.
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. DOI.
Caprotti F (2012). Environment, Business and the Firm. Geography Compass, 6(3), 163-174. Abstract. DOI.
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. DOI.
Caprotti F (2011). Air Empire: British imperial civil aviation 1919-39. AFRICAN AFFAIRS, 110(438), 147-149. Author URL. DOI.
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. DOI.
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. DOI.
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. DOI.
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. DOI.
Coopey R, Caprotti F, Zimmerbauer K, Kallio KP, Hurwitz Z (2010). Book Reviews. Space and Polity, 14(2), 207-217. DOI.
Carr N, Storey D, Pande R, Abbott A, Caprotti F, Dolhinow R (2009). Book Reviews. Gender, Place & Culture, 16(1), 111-120. DOI.
Caprotti F (2009). Financial crisis, activist states and (missed) opportunities. Critical Perspectives on International Business, 5(1-2), 78-84. Abstract. DOI.
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. DOI.
Caprotti F (2008). Internal colonisation, hegemony and coercion: Investigating migration to Southern Lazio, Italy, in the 1930s. Geoforum, 39(2), 942-957. Abstract. DOI.
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. DOI.
Caprotti F (2008). Technology and geographical imaginations: Representing aviation in 1930s Italy. Journal of Cultural Geography, 25(2), 181-205. Abstract. DOI.
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. DOI.
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. DOI.
Caprotti F (2006). Malaria and technological networks: Medical geography in the Pontine Marshes, Italy, in the 1930s. Geographical Journal, 172(2), 145-155. Abstract. DOI.
Caprotti F (2005). Fetishising violence, marginalising the human dimension. Antipode, 37(4), 633-637. DOI.
Caprotti F (2005). Information Management and Fascist Identity: newsreels in fascist Italy. Media History, 11(3), 177-191. DOI.

Chapters

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.
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, Gong Z (In Press). Social sustainability and residents' experiences in a new Chinese eco-city. Habitat International Full text.
Caprotti F (In Press). The New Urban Agenda: key opportunities and challenges for policy and practice. Urban Research and Practice Full text. DOI.

2018

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. DOI.
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 (2018). Smart city as anti-planning in the UK. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space Abstract. DOI.
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.

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. DOI.
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. DOI.
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.

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. DOI.
Caprotti F, Cowley R (2016). Interrogating urban experiments. Urban Geography Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
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. DOI.

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. DOI.
Caprotti F (2015). Golden sun, green economy: Market security and the US/EU-China ‘solar trade war’. Asian Geographer, 32(2), 99-115. Abstract. DOI.

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

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. DOI.

2012

Caprotti F (2012). Environment, Business and the Firm. Geography Compass, 6(3), 163-174. Abstract. DOI.
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. DOI.

2011

Caprotti F (2011). Air Empire: British imperial civil aviation 1919-39. AFRICAN AFFAIRS, 110(438), 147-149. Author URL. DOI.
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. DOI.
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. DOI.
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. DOI.
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. DOI.

2010

Coopey R, Caprotti F, Zimmerbauer K, Kallio KP, Hurwitz Z (2010). Book Reviews. Space and Polity, 14(2), 207-217. DOI.
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

Carr N, Storey D, Pande R, Abbott A, Caprotti F, Dolhinow R (2009). Book Reviews. Gender, Place & Culture, 16(1), 111-120. DOI.
Caprotti F (2009). Financial crisis, activist states and (missed) opportunities. Critical Perspectives on International Business, 5(1-2), 78-84. Abstract. DOI.
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. DOI.

2008

Caprotti F (2008). Internal colonisation, hegemony and coercion: Investigating migration to Southern Lazio, Italy, in the 1930s. Geoforum, 39(2), 942-957. Abstract. DOI.
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. DOI.
Caprotti F (2008). Technology and geographical imaginations: Representing aviation in 1930s Italy. Journal of Cultural Geography, 25(2), 181-205. Abstract. DOI.

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. DOI.
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. DOI.
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. DOI.

2005

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