Research Fellow, Global Cities Programme, Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB), Barcelona, Spain. Deadline: 6 February 2022.
CIDOB is a think tank for international affairs that seeks to analyse global issues that affect political, social and governance dynamics, from the international to the local. CIDOB promotes innovation in the analysis of global politics, with the aim of transcending classical international relations structures and considering the growing impact of global phenomena on local realities and vice versa. In 2017, CIDOB in collaboration with Barcelona City Council launched the Global Cities Programme (GCP). The GCP produces policy-oriented analyses of cities as transnational political actors; their role in European and global governance; and their ability to provide sustainable development solutions in the framework of the 2030 Agenda and beyond. Working in close collaboration with Barcelona City Council, the programme’s research and other outputs are focused on supporting cities in Europe, the Mediterranean and globally to tackle the green and digital transitions and related socioeconomic challenges.
CIDOB’s Global Cities Programme is seeking a Research Fellow to lead its research on the digital transition of cities. The successful candidate will analyse and support cities’ ambitions to test and upscale innovative digital solutions in a socially and environmentally sustainable manner; identify municipal governance challenges that arise from digital transformations; and monitor and assess regulation and policy standards that promote fair, transparent and ethical uses of digital technologies in urban space.