Dr Krassi Paskaleva-Shapira

Senior Research Fellow

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With over 25 year of experience, Dr. Krassimira Paskaleva's international research has been sponsored by the European Union and US agencies. In recent years, she was a Co-PI of two research policy projects on Smart Cities, Future of Internet, and Internet of Things: SMARTiP and Peripheria of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Union and participated in EU High Level Expert Group on Assessing Social Impact of European Research and Innovation Programme Horizon 2020. Currently, Dr Paskaleva is a Co-PI of the Light House Smart City project Triangulum of the European Smart Cities and Communities programme. Since 2018 Dr. Paskaleva is also supervising an EU Marie Curie Fellow at MIoIR on adopting open innovation 2.0 by integrating responsible innovation for sustainability. Earlier, she directed EU FP6 IST ISAAC research project on advanced e-services, management and governance of cultural tourism cities and the EU FP5 City of Tomorrow and Cultural Heritage Programme SUT-Governance project on benchmarking sustainable urban destinations. Dr. Paskaleva has also served as a Co-PI in several other EU research and policy projects, including leading the city e-governance policy track of the EU FP6 IST Integrated project IntelCities; the urban governance management theme of the FP6 PICTURE project on integrated urban tourism management; and the role of ICT for sustainable cities road mapping of the FP5 IST Project INTELCITY: Towards Sustainable Intelligent Cities. At the Georgia Tech Research Institute (Atlanta, USA), Dr. Paskaleva directed international projects funded by US Environmental Protection Agency, the MacArthur Foundation and the US National Science Foundation on urban revitalisation and renovation; sustainability; stakeholder participation; decision-making and policy impacts of economic and environmental risk perceptions in environmentally endangered localities.

Paskaleva's cross-disciplinary research has been published in various peer reviewed journals, amongst which Technovation, Sustainable Cities and Society, Electronics, International Journal of Services Technology and Management, International Journal of Electronic Government Research, International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development, Innovation-European Journal of Social Science Research, International Journal of Tourism Research, International Journal of Tourism Policy, Journal of Travel Research, Intelligent Buildings International Journal, International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, Journal of Urban Design and Business Economic Review Journal. She is also the lead editor of a most recent special issue on Service Innovation in the Smart City in the International Journal of Service Technology and Management and has co-authored a number of books on Smart Cities and Sustainability: Creation of Public Value in Smart Cities; Smart Technologies for Smart Governments: Transparency, Efficiency and Organisational Issues; Transforming City Government for Successful Smart Cities; Smart Cities Moddelling, Governing and Analysing the Transition; From Intelligent to Smart Cities; Strategies for Local E-Government; Adoption and Implementation and Sustainable Urban Development: The Toolkit for Assessment. Earlier, Paskaleva was the lead editor of a book on Bulgaria in Transition: Environmental Consequences of Political and Economic Transformation. Currently, she serves as a reviewer of a number of peer reviewed research and policy journals, such as the International Journal of Service Management, International Journal of Tourism Policy, Journal of Urban Technology, and Cities: The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning.


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