‘New Urban Governance: Urban complexity and institutional capacities of cities’ is a new two-year LSE Cities research project co-funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to examine multiple aspects of municipal planning, management, and governance.Jul8In this workshop petro-urbanisms were interrogated to investigate how uncertainty mediates unfolding urbanisation across and beyond oil regions, the politics of these material transformations and the ways that imaginaries, responses and contestations of the urban future can be understood as deeply entwined with global infrastructures of oil.
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.
May13In this LSE Cities public lecture, Saskia Sassen shared reflections from her new book Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy. The book explores how today’s socioeconomic and environmental dislocations can be understood as a type of expulsion—from professional livelihood, from living space, even from the very biosphere that makes life possible.Jun16Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey discussed the ideas behind their architectural design for the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre. The lecture was followed by the book launch of ‘Space for Architecture the work of O’Donnell + Tuomey’.
Suzanne Hall spoke to Al Jazeera UK for a recent news story about the homogenisation of the British high street. You can watch the news story here.
Suzanne Hall’s ‘Ordinary Streets’ research project features in The Guardian article ‘Could ‘co-design’ help Peckham where community consultation failed?’. You can read the full article here.
Sobia Kaker presented her research on ‘Circulating Uncertainty: The Role of Security Information in Karachi’ to FCO policy analysts at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on July 4th, 2014 as part of the FCO-KCL Research Roundtable (Bi-annual Workshop Series).
- 18 Jul 2014 | Jon Silver for LSE Africa blog on African smart cities
- 17 Jul 2014 | LSE blog Urban Vignettes announces call for contributions
- 16 Jul 2014 | LSE Cities’ Adam Greenfield writes for The Guardian
- 15 Jul 2014 | LSE Cities’ Jon Silver publishes paper in Urban Geography
- 9 Jul 2014 | LSE Cities’ Priya Shankar at Handmade Urbanism seminar in Delhi
- 9 Jul 2014 | LSE Cities launches New Urban Governance Research project
- 1 Jul 2014 | Ricky Burdett at Transforming Cities, Transforming Lives