I am Assistant Professor in Smart and Sustainable Urbanism at Trinity College Dublin, and my work is positioned at the intersection of urban geography, political philosophy and experimental urbanism. I look at how ideas of sustainability are cultivated and implemented across geographical spaces, with a focus on projects for eco-cities and smart cities. Over the […]

Arts and the City: Dialogues of Urbanity Keynote Address for the Innovate Heritage Conference by Monica Rut

This talk is concerned with the arts spawned by the electronic revolution in communications technologies at the end of the 20th century with the advent of the smartphone and how this revolution has allowed artists to harness the virtual to create artworks that overstep the boundaries of exhibition space (galleries, museums, etc.) and expand into the […]

Energy Transitions in Vietnam; a Multi-Level Perspective by Alex O’Cinneide

The ‘Energy Transitions in Asia- Towards a Research and Policy Agenda’ symposium was held at The Research Centre for Regional Development and Planning, at the Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NIGLAS), and in association with Klimate Research Institute of Sustainable Habitat (KRISH), India. The symposium was a friendly and supportive […]

GeoWeek 13 to 19 November

GeoWeek is back and the DU Geographical Society are organising some great events. It is the week of the 13th – 19th of November and this year’s theme is ‘The Power of Parks’. There will be events, competitions, guest lectures and panel discussions throughout the week ………………….


A warm welcome to Nivelton Farias!   Nivelton Farias will be working with Dr Susan Murphy. His research project explores the phenomenon of Brazilian labour migration to Gort, a small rural town in County Galway, which became known as ‘Little Brazil’ during the Celtic Tiger years with the arrival of hundreds of Brazilian workers. Media […]