Oct21The city of Kiruna, in the north of Sweden, is subsiding due to land deformation. It is about to undergo one of the biggest urban transformations of our time - the entire city will be relocated approximately two miles east over the course of the next century. Listen to White Arkitekter discuss this ambitious programme.
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.
Oct23In this talk, Teresa Caldeira explores the main characteristics of processes of peripheral urbanisation and discusses some of the ways in which they have been transformed recently, both by gentrification and by large scale production of low income housing for the market.
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.
‘The Determinants of Local Government Transparency: A Preliminary Analysis’, a paper by Nuno Ferreira da Cruz, will be presented at the ICEGOV 2014 – 8th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance, Guimaraes, Portugal. The conference takes place from 27-30 October 2014. Visit the project website here for more information.
The three major European climate adaptation research projects RAMSES , BASE and TopDad are organising the ECCA Conference 2015 on the 12 – 14 May 2015 Copenhagen, Denmark. The aim of the conference and its activities is to share new research results, novel policy developments, and practical implementation experiences regarding climate change impacts and adaptation, as well as highlighting opportunities for business innovations aimed […]
Ricky Burdett spoke to La Segunda, Chile in the wake of his contribution to Revolucion Urbana International Conference, Chile on 8 October 2014. You can read the full article here.
- 7 Oct 2014 | LSE Cities to speak at Revolucion Urbana International Conference, Chile
- 2 Oct 2014 | Suzanne Hall awarded ESRC Future Research Leaders grant
- 1 Oct 2014 | Man vs City: Ricky Burdett in the Economist
- 1 Oct 2014 | Adam Greenfield writes for launch issue of The Journal of the London Society
- 30 Sep 2014 | LSE Cities’ Configuring Light launches new project website for ‘Urban Lightscapes/Social Nightscapes‘
- 23 Sep 2014 | LSE Cities’ Adam Greenfield writes for Guardian Cities
- 17 Sep 2014 | Five cities selected as winners in Bloomberg Philanthropies 2014 Mayors Challenge