The Innovation in Europe’s Cities report was launched in London on the 4 February. Throughout 2014, researchers from LSE Cities provided input to Bloomberg Philanthropies on the political and demographic make-up of selected European cities, and carried out an objective assessment of the level of innovation shown by the shortlisted proposals.
LSE Cities is an international centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science that carries out research, education and outreach activities in London and abroad. Its mission is to study how people and cities interact in a rapidly urbanising world, focusing on how the design of cities impacts on society, culture and the environment. Through research, conferences, teaching and projects, the centre aims to shape new thinking and practice on how to make cities fairer and more sustainable for the next generation of urban dwellers, who will make up some 70 per cent of the global population by 2050.
Feb25Girardet believes that a fundamental shift is needed in the way we organise our cities. This lecture explored recent publicity about the potential ‘triumph of the city’, and looked at whether an urbanising world could be a tragedy in the making.Urban Memoryscapes examines the means by which collective and public memory is inscribed and contested in urban space.
Suzi Hall will give a presentation on the Super-diverse street: a ‘trans-ethnography’ across migrant localities, at Kings College London on Thursday 26 February. In the seminar Suzi Hall will share the findings of ethnographic research into the economic and cultural life of Rye Lane, an intensely multi-ethnic street in Peckham, South London. For more information click here.
Mona Sloane is to speak at an event on Public Interest Design, taking place on Tuesday 24 February from 6.30-8pm and organised by New London Architecture. This NLA event powered by pechakucha seeks to highlight key projects and it’s London based practitioners to illustrate the impact of these interventions – what are the successes of […]
LSE Cities data on growth, transport and density is compared across four world cities: London, Delhi, Tokyo and Bogota. Click here to read the piece in Guardian Cities.
- 10 Feb 2015 | LSE Cities Urban Lightscapes/Social Nightscapes project featured on LSE Impact Blog
- 6 Feb 2015 | Latest issue of Cities Programme newsletter now available online
- 5 Feb 2015 | Launch of LSE Cities report on Bloomberg Philanthropies’ 2014 Mayors Challenge
- 4 Feb 2015 | LSE Cities Suzi Hall edits new issue on ‘Migration 2015′ for Discover Society
- 3 Feb 2015 | LSE Cities Ricky Burdett presented work of Urban Age programme at The Bartlett, UCL
- 28 Jan 2015 | LSE Cities co-hosted second Foresight Seminar in Berlin with Hertie School of Governance
- 22 Jan 2015 | LSE Cities report on neighbourhood density featured in The Guardian