Dr Jenni Viitanen - Research
Jenni's current research portfolio includes future cities/ urban technologies, energy and housing.
She is an expert advisor to the FP7 project IREEN (ICT Roadmap for Energy Efficienct Neighbourhoods), and a researcher on a number of projects including SMARTiP (Smart Metropolitan Areas Through Innovation and People); Housing in Multiple Occupancy: Energy Issues and Policy (HOME); and Community Approaches to Housing Retrofit in Greater Manchester.
Her previous research projects include topics related to economic development, inequality, housing, climate change, local government and localism. Jenni's PhD "Citizenship in the electronically networked city" (2011) was an ESRC funded CASE award in partnership with Manchester Digital Development Agency.
Her published research include:
Smart cities and green growth: outsourcing democratic and environmental resilience to the global technology sector (2013) Environment and Planning A
Alike in Dignity? Housing in Bradford (2012) London: IPPR
Warmth in changing climate - how should the government encourage households to use renewable heat (2011) with Andrew Pendleton. London: IPPR.
Richer Yet Poorer - economic inequality and polarisation in the North of England (2011) with Katie Schmuecker. London: IPPR.
Learning from the past - Norther Economic Futures Commission Briefing Paper 1 (2011) with Richard Baker. London: IPPR