Igor Calzada (San Sebastián, 1975) is an academic (lecturer, research fellow, advisor/entrepreneur) at the University of Oxford (UK) researching in the field of urban transformations and the political future of cities and regions.
In addition to this, he is a lecturer in the MSc in Global Sustainable Cities at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow (UK) and associate research fellow at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium). He has been recently appointed FeRSA, fellow at the Regional Studies Association.
Previously, he has worked at the Aston University in Birmingham (UK), University of Nevada (USA), University of Helsinki (Finland), University of Malmö (Sweden), University of Iceland (Iceland), and University of Mondragon (Basque Country).
At present, he is advising the European Commission, european regions, firms, NGOs and public institutions on ‘smart cities’ and regional and social innovation policies.
Calzada set up an academic entrepreneurial spin-off named Translokal to transfer/exchange international knowledge in the field of cities and regions and comparative and applied policy and research fields.
He publishes scientific journal and books in the field. He is/has been international keynote speaker worldwide: China, India, South Africa, Russia, Brazil, Europe, USA, Latin América, África,…