Inaugural workshop on the governance of large urban infrastructures as socio-technical systems, February 1st of 2015, Ras Al-Khaimah, UAE
The Inaugural workshop on the governance of large urban infrastructures as socio-technical systems brought together a limited number of scholars working on the Governance of urban infrastructure systems such as energy, transport, water, waste, greens, communications and housing. The workshop has been structured as a high-level discussion around the presentations provided by each participant. Its aims were:
- to define a common research agenda for the coming 5 years
- to serve as an input for a joint publication (most likely a special issue of Utilities Policy) and
- to constitute, a first step towards the creation of a research community in focused on the governance of urban infrastructures.
Based on the outputs of this workshop, we developed future plans for the IGLUS training series, defined research projects to train new IGLUS PHD students, and sharing ideas about the interdisciplinary approaches for analyzing the transition of urban infrastructures such as transportation, energy, water, etc.