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Anthony Levenda

Anthony Levenda

Postdoctoral Research Associate, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, College of Global Futures

School for the Future of Innovation in Society
Arizona State University
PO Box 875603
Tempe, AZ 85287-5603


  • Senior Sustainability Fellow, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, College of Global Futures


Anthony M Levenda is an urban studies scholar and currently a postdoctoral fellow in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University. His work focuses on urban sustainability, comparative urban studies, and interdisciplinary collaborations for just transitions and has been published in Environment and Planning C, Futures, and Urban Sustainability Transitions. He holds a PhD in Urban Studies from Portland State University, a MS in Environmental Engineering and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.


  • PhD, Urban Studies and Planning, Portland State University, 2016
  • MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois, 2010
  • BS, Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois, 2009


Journal Articles

In Press

Nciri, A. and A. M. Levenda. Urban policy (im)mobilities and refractory policy lessons: experimenting with the sustainability fix. Urban Geography DOI: 10.1080/02723638.2019.1575154. (link )


Levenda, A. M. 2019. Thinking critically about smart city experimentation: Entrepreneurialism and responsibilization in urban living labs. Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability 24(7):565-579. DOI: 10.1080/13549839.2019.1598957. (link )

Levenda, A. and D. Mahmoudi. 2019. Silicon forest and server farms: The (urban) nature of digital capitalism in the Pacific Northwest. Culture Machine 18. (link )

Levenda, A. M., J. Richter, T. R. Miller and E. Fisher. 2019. Regional sociotechnical imaginaries and the governance of energy innovations. Futures 109(May):181-191. DOI: 10.1016/j.futures.2018.03.001. (link )


Levenda, A. M. 2018. Mobilizing smart grid experiments: Policy mobilities and urban energy governance. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space 1-18. DOI: 10.1177/2399654418797127. (link )


Mahmoudi, D. and A. M. Levenda. 2016. Beyond the screen: Uneven geographies, digital labour, and the city of cognitive-cultural capitalism. tripleC: Jounral for a Global Sustainable Information Society 14(1):99-120. DOI: 10.31269/triplec.v14i1.699. (link )


Levenda, A. M., D. Mahmoudi and G. Sussman. 2015. The neoliberal politics of "smart": Electricity consumption, household monitoring, and the enterprise form. Canadian Journal of Communication 4(615-636):. DOI: 10.22230/cjc.2015v40n4a2928. (link )

Book Chapters


Levenda, A. M. 2018. Urban living labs for the smart grid: Experimentation, governmentality and urban energy trainsitions. Pp. Chapter 4 In: Marvin, S., H. Bulkeley, L. Mai, K. McCormick and Y. V. Palgan eds., Urban Living Labs: Experimenting with City Futures. Routledge. Oxon, UK and New York, NY. ISBN: 978-0415307550.


Miller, T. R. and A. M. Levenda. 2017. The politics of urban sustainability transitions. Urban Sustainability Transitions. Routledge. ISBN: 9780415784184.