Marianna Cavada

Marianna Cavada

University of Birmingham


Smart cities PhD research:

Integrated innovative research approach both bottom up and top down for the Smart Cities conceptualisation.Developed a holistic assessment model for Smart cities, based on a Smart framework using innovative interdisciplinary methodologies.  

Has practiced architecture and urban design along with her teaching experience, internationally (UAE, China, UK), is focusing on holistic practices for contextual urban innovation.



Cavada, M.; D Hunt; Rogers, C.

Do smart cities realise their potential for lower carbon dioxide emissions?

Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Engineering Sustainability

Volume 169 Issue 6, December 2016, pp. 243-252  


Cavada, M.; Rogers, C.; Hunt, D. Smart Cities: Contradicting Definitions and Unclear Measures. In Proceedings of the 4th World Sustain. Forum, 1 - 30 November 2014; Sciforum Electronic Conference Series, Vol. 4, 2014 , f004; doi:10.3390/wsf-4-f004