Keynote Title: Strengths and weaknesses of the Smart City process.
Paul James is Director of the Institute for Culture and Society at the University of Western Sydney where he is Professor of Globalization and Cultural Diversity. He is on the Council of the Institute of Postcolonial Studies, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts. He is an editor of Arena Journal, as well as an editor/board-member of nine other international journals, including Globalizations and Global Governance. He has delivered invited addresses in over fourty countries and is author or editor of 33 books including most importantly, Nation Formation (Sage, 1996) and Globalism, Nationalism, Tribalism (Sage, 2006). His other recent books include Sustainable Communities, Sustainable Development (University of Hawaii Press, 2012, with co-authors) and a sixteen-volume set mapping the field of globalization (Sage, 2006–2014). He has been an advisor to a number of agencies and governments including the Helsinki Process, the Canadian Prime Minister’s G20 Forum, and the Commission on Reception, Truth and Reconciliation in East Timor. His work for the Papua New Guinea Minister for Community Development became the basis for their Integrated Community Development Policy. He is currently Scientific Advisor to the Berlin Senate Department for Urban Development.