Aug10Theatrum Mundi hosts ‘Turning Points for Civilisation’, a public screening of an Alexander Kluge film ‘Grapes of Truth’, along with a post-film programme at the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2014.
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.
‘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.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’.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.
Resourceful City publication now online LSE Cities’ MSc City Design Research Studio focused on the Elephant & Castle in south London as a site for thinking about the potential of the ‘resourceful city’. Against the backdrop of large-scale redevelopment in the area, and amid the wider rhetoric of the ‘smart’ city, the students aimed to explore […]
LSE Cities, working in partnership with UN Habitat and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), is inviting local government administrations to contribute to a study on ‘Governing Urban Futures’ by taking part in a short [20 min] online survey that will cover the following thematic areas: Political power, budget & financing, multi-level governance, participation & […]
Theatrum Mundi will host a public screening of an Alexander Kluge film, “Grapes of Truth”, along with a post-film programme from Sunday 10 August 2014. On Monday 11, three panels on The Principle of Religion, The Principle of Capitalism and The Principle of the City, will feature discussions with Richard Sennett – Professor of Sociology, […]
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- 16 Jul 2014 | LSE Cities’ Adam Greenfield writes for The Guardian
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