David is advisor to DG Connect (European Commission) for the Smart Cities Programme, and project manager for a number of EU funded smart city governance projects including Smarticpate (Horizon 2020), URBIS and urbanAPI (both FP7 Smart Cities Programme), as well as the British Council funded Smart Mobility Cities in collaboration with Taylor’s University, Kuala Lumpur. This activity focuses on the development of ICT enabled tools, methodologies and intelligence to support integrated and participatory urban governance. His current research concerns development of new ways to provide public services, optimising work processes, and specifying business plans to ensure long-term sustainability of services, building on an ICT backbone of common reusable modular public services facilitating the interoperability of European public administrations. David is an urban planner with substantial practice based experience in government agencies and consultancy in UK, and more recently in an academic environment. He is member of the EU Expert Group on the Urban Environment, providing scientific and technical expertise to DG Environment for the European Sustainable Cities Project and related projects for other Directorates General of the European Commission.  Overall he has been responsible for the development and implementation of more than 50 major EU funded research projects, as well as publications of pan-European significance.