Professor Andrew Hudson-Smith Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA)  at University College London. He is also an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a member of the Greater London Authority Smart London Board and was Head of Department at the CASA for 8 years as well as Deputy Director for UCL East. His latest endevour is the new MSc in Connected Environments and the Connected Environments Lab at CASA.

With a focus on key research around smart cities, digital communication and the Internet of Things his work has featured widely in the media including, Sky Television, The New York Times, The Guardian and most recently, The One Show, Channel 4 News, New Scientist, Wired, ABC Australia, The Japan Times, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 5.

The blog aims to cover everything relating to sensing, mapping and visualising digital technologies in urban environments, with a view towards smart cities, smart places and urban technology.


  • Marshall, S., Hudson-Smith, A., & Farndon, D. (2019). Digital participation – taking ‘planning’ into the third dimensionTown and Country Planning -London- Town and Country Planning Association-, 88 (1), 11-14.
  • Hudson-Smith, A., Wilson, D., Hay, D., & Gray, S. (2019). Little Book of Connected Environments and the Internet of Things. UK: ImaginationLancaster, Lancaster University.
  • Valeonti, F.,  Terras, M., Hudson-Smith, A. P. (2019). How Open is OpenGLAM? Identifying Barriers to Commercial Journal of Documentation and Non-Commercial Reuse of Digitised Art Images, Journal of Documentation.
  • Martin de Jode , Leah Lovett, Duncan Hay,  Andy Hudson-Smith , Richard Milton, Lucy Fraser (2019)  Internet of Things of Trees – Conversational Objects via SMS Protocols, EIT Proceedings, Internet of Things Cybersecurity and Trust, EIT. EIT Conference Proceedings, May 2019.
  • Valeonti, F., Hudson-Smith, A. P., Terras, M. (2019) Examining Mobile Print-on-Demand as an Alternative to Image Licensing for Monetising Digitisation to Promote OpenGLAM, Proceedings, Museums on the Web, Boston, 2019.
  • Kown, J, Hudson-Smith, A.P (2019), The Social Play in Connected Places: A Model of Imaginary Identity, Locomotion, and Aggregation Provoking Visual Consumption in VR Worlds, KMIS Conference 2019, Bridging Physical, Digital, and Human for Smarter Business and Society.