Innovations in Environmental Governance: Smart Cities
WONG James K.
This project will examine smart city initiatives as an innovative approach to environmental governance. It will explore the similarities and differences in smart city initiatives around the world from the perspective of multi-level environmental governance. The central aim is to understand the political causes of smart city developments as well as their implications on environmental politics, democracy, and state transformations.
UROP1000 UROP1100 UROP2100 UROP3100 UROP4100
The student(s) will: (1) critically review the literature on environmental governance; and/or (2) conduct analyses of smart city initiatives in relation to environmental governance, environmental politics, and state transformations. He/she/they will have excellent skills in reading and writing. Knowledge in comparative politics, environmental politics, and/or environmental governance is highly desirable.
Applicant's Learning Objectives:
1. Knowledge: Analyze the similarities and differences in smart city initiatives around the world in relation to environmental governance, environmental politics, and state transformations.
2. Skills: Apply concepts and theories from comparative/environmental politics to discuss issues and cases in environmental governance.
3. Attitude: Exercise independent and critical judgments in the debates about politics and the environment.