Boyd Cohen, Ph.D., is an urban strategist focused on researching, teaching and outreach in the areas of urban innovation, sustainability, entrepreneurship and smart cities. Along with Hunter Lovins, Boyd released Climate Capitalism in 2011. Boyd released his next book on urban entrepreneurship in May 2016 with a foreward by Richard Florida. Also, alongside Esteve and Henry Chesbrough, he is lead editor of a special issue of California Management Review on Smart Cities, Open Innovation and the Collaborative Economy.
Boyd developed the Smart Cities Wheel as a framework for developing and implementing smart city strategies and for benchmarking cities around the globe. It has been translated into Spanish, Swedish, Hebrew and Dutch among other languages.
After finishing a three-year stint at Accenture, Boyd obtained his Ph.D. in strategy and entrepreneurship from the University of Colorado (2001). Boyd is a professor, researcher and consultant in the sustainability and smart cities arena. Boyd has been an advisor to green developments such as the Vancouver Athlete’s Village and cities such as Buenos Aires and Beaverton, Oregon. Boyd has co-founded numerous green startups in real estate, ICT and carbon origination. Boyd is bi-lingual (English and Spanish) having taught MBA courses in sustainability at the Instituto de Empresa (Madrid, Spain), INCAE (Costa Rica), Universidad de San Andres (Argentina) and la Universidad del Desarrollo (Chile).
Boyd has published numerous academic articles at the intersection of entrepreneurship/innovation and sustainability and is a regular contributor to Fast Company. He is currently Deputy Director of Research and professor at EADA Business School and Universitat de Vic.