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 series of studies for the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, presents new evidence that cities will be central to global economic growth and climate action. Download here.Nov27Haworth Tompkins’ Everyman Theatre was the winner of the RIBA Stirling Prize 2014. The building is the studio’s first completely new theatre, and is a culmination both of their many explorations into the theatre of the 21st century and of a nearly decade-long collaboration with the Liverpool and Merseyside Theatres Trust.
The NCE Cities research studies and the NCE report, ‘Better Growth, Better Climate’ is available to download. The report recommends that in order to create better growth and a safer climate, action should focus on three key economic systems: Cities, Land Use and Energy; and three drivers of change: Resource Efficiency, Infrastructure Investment and Innovation. […]
Leading and emerging urbanists from around the world contribute over 20 new texts to the Urban Age newspaper on Governing Urban Futures. Essays by Richard Sennett on ‘ Coping with Disorder ’, Ananya Roy on ‘ The Land Question ’, Gerald Frug on ‘ Who decides ’ and Saskia Sassen on ‘ Who owns the City? ’ accompany research-based papers by Austin Zeiderman on ‘ Fluid Futures ’ in Colombia, Sobie Kaker […]
There are 67 cities with over 500,000 people in India; 32% of the population today live in towns and cities but only occupy 1% of the nation’s geographical surface. By contrast in Europe there are 128 cities over 500,000, where 73% or the population are urbanised occupying 3% of the continent’s surface. Sub-Saharan Africa and […]
- 19 Nov 2014 | Urban Lightscapes / Social Nightscapes film and exhibition
- 18 Nov 2014 | LSE Cities’ Nuno Ferreira da Cruz joins Urban Affairs Review editorial board
- 17 Nov 2014 | LSE Cities: Two new job vacancies
- 5 Nov 2014 | LSE Sociology advertising for Course Tutor, Sociology & City Design
- 5 Nov 2014 | LSE Cities’ Nuno Ferreira da Cruz to present at Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon
- 4 Nov 2014 | LSE Cities’ MSc City Design students publish publication
- 3 Nov 2014 | LSE Cities’ Nuno Ferreira da Cruz to present at ‘Smart Local Governance’, Bilbao