Sep22This panel discussion will examine the role social research can play in understanding city uses and users at night and how this can feed into the public lighting design process.
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.
Sep11This workshop examines the ways in which knowledge on various aspects of urbanism is produced, gathered, shared, or used by various actors, and how its circulation at once mediates, mitigates and creates urban uncertainty.
The Urban Age Programme, jointly organised with Deutsche Bank’s Alfred Herrhausen Society, is an international investigation of the spatial and social dynamics of cities centred on an annual conference, research initiative and publication. Since 2005, over ten conferences have been held in rapidly urbanising regions in Africa and Asia, as well as in mature urban regions in the Americas and Europe. As an event, the Urban Age catalyses the exchange of information, experiences and data across a global network of cities. The conferences operate as mobile laboratories, testing and sampling the social and physical characteristics of global cities through expert presentations and testimonials, research, site visits, mapping and informal information exchange.
Bloomberg Philanthropies’ 2014 Mayors Challenge has selected its five winning cities. The Mayors Challenge is an ideas competition that encourages cities to generate innovative ideas that solve major challenges and improve city life and that have the potential to spread to other cities. The grand prize of €5m was won by Barcelona. The city aims […]
LSE Cities and the LSE Department of Government are pleased to announce that the London School of Economics and Political Science has appointed Dame Tessa Jowell as a Professor of Practice on a part-time basis. Professor Jowell will be working with both LSE Cities and the Department of Government in a range of academic and […]
The New Climate Economy, a global partnership of research institutes has published its report, Better Growth, Better Climate: The New Climate Economy Report. A central focus of the report is on the role of cities and urbanisation as part of a new climate economy . This forms the core theme of the cities workstream, which is led by LSE Cities’ Graham Floater and Philipp Rode. The report was […]
- 3 Sep 2014 | LSE Cities’ Urban Uncertainty project at the Royal Geographical Society Conference
- 27 Aug 2014 | Adam Greenfield writing in the Guardian
- 12 Aug 2014 | Configuring Light interview in Illumni magazine
- 7 Aug 2014 | LSE Cities’ Jonathan Silver writes blog post for LSE Africa
- 4 Aug 2014 | Watch Suzi Hall lecture at Max Planck Institute
- 31 Jul 2014 | Read the LSE Cities’ MSc City Design Research Studio publication
- 30 Jul 2014 | Now launched: The Urban Governance Survey by UN Habitat, UCLG and LSE Cities