Organised by LSE Cities at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Deutsche Bank’s Alfred Herrhausen Society, the 2013 Urban Age conference investigated the impact of large scale urban development projects on the social, economic, political and physical make-up of cities.
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.
This year, the $100,000 prize will recognise a project located in the metropolitan area of Rio de Janeiro.
LSE Cities has launched a new free online resource, supported by the Higher Education Innovation Fund, which shows the impact of economic recession and recovery in over 150 of Europe’s largest metropolitan areas.
182 cities in 29 countries have registered for the Bloomberg Mayors’ Challenge so far, and eligible cities are still able to register until the deadline of 31 January 2014. For full details, see the infographic on the Bloomberg Mayors’ Challenge website , and the press release .
The Rockefeller Foundation launched the 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge to enable 100 cities to better address the increasing shocks and stresses of the 21st century. LSE Cities’ Ricky Burdett joined a panel of judges to make the selection. You can see the first 33 cities here: http://100resilientcities.rockefellerfoundation.org/cities
On 20th November 2013 Austin Zeiderman presented at the American Anthropological Association’s Annual Meeting in Chicago. Austin’s talk, ‘Submergence: The Politics of Vulnerability in Colombia’s Pacific Port City’ was about displacement pressures facing the city, from climate change to armed conflict, and the efforts of urban activists and residents to resist eviction and dispossession.
- 28 Nov 2013 | Ricky Burdett on BBC Radio 3′s Night Waves
- 26 Nov 2013 | LSE Cities’ Jonathan Silver writes blog post for LSE Africa
- 22 Nov 2013 | Theatrum Mundi new blog post ‘Rhythm-Studies’ by Laura Marcus
- 20 Nov 2013 | UN-Habitat launches new publication ‘Streets as Public Spaces and Drivers of Urban Prosperity’
- 20 Nov 2013 | LSE Cities’ Austin Zeiderman at ‘New Urban Formations: A Conference on Comparative Urbanization’, Beijing
- 18 Nov 2013 | LSE Cities’ Suzanne Hall at Learning From Kilburn
- 14 Nov 2013 | Blog review Urban Age: City Transformations