Angelina Davydova

Environmental Journalist

Saint-Petersburg (Russia)

From January 10 to January 21, 2018

Biography —

Born in 1978 in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. MA in Economics from the St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance. More than 10 years professional experience of working with Russian and international media (including Kommersant, Reuters, the Science Magazine, The Conversation, Open Democracy, Kilmaretter.info etc) . Reuters Foundation fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Oxford University (2006). Participant of the Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) at the University of California, Berkeley (2012). Since 2006 – project manager with the German-Russian Exchange (www.austausch.org), head of the German-Russian Office of Environmental Information (www.rnei.de). Since 2008 is an observer of the UN Climate negotiation process (UNFCCC). Teaches at the Faculty of Journalism, St.Petersburg State University http://eng.jf.spbu.ru/

Project —

During my stay at the Faber Residency I would like to learn more about how  smart city technologies combine with (or contribute to) green and sustainable developement  in the case of Catalonia. I would especially like to concentrate more on the medium-sized cities and explore their potential for sustainable and smart development. It is very often that nowadays when we speak about ‘green’ cities we tend to think about big megapolises — however, sustainable living is also about cities of various sizes and kinds, and very concrete application of the sustainable development concept would also vary dependant on what kind of city are we talking about. I would also be interested to know more about both theoretical approaches and their practical implementations, as well as about best cases — along with failures. I am persuaded that  they all can provide us with an extremely valuable experience for future implementations and developments.