Apr21In this lecture on the intersections of urban design and urban identity, Ash Amin will present research from the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte, where inhabitants of favelas deprived of formal infrastructure communally co-construct supplies of water, electricity and sanitation.Mar25The competition brief will ask for existing land, architecture, or infrastructures in neighbourhoods across London to be re-imagined as common spaces, or for new urban commons to be carved out in the city or online.
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.
Suzi Hall will be giving a presentation on ‘Migrant Urbanisms: Ordinary Cities and Everyday Resistance’ at the British Sociological Association (BSA) Annual Conference 2015. The theme for the Conference is Societies in Transition: Progression or Regression? and it takes place at the Glasgow Caledonian University from the 15-17 April 2015. Please click here for further information.
From 16 – 27 March 2015, Don Slater and Mona Sloane toured the LSE Cities Configuring Light programme across Australia, giving a range of talks on the programme’s current research as well as Configuring Light’s LSE HEIF5 Urban Lightscapes project. To read the full blog piece please click here.
The paper, ‘Analysis of Public Policies That Unintentionally Encourage and Subsidize Urban Sprawl’, is the last of the studies by LSE Cities for the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. The report is written by Todd Litman of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute, and investigates evidence that current development policies result in economically excessive sprawl. It […]
- 25 Mar 2015 | LSE Cities Suzi Hall presented at Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich
- 18 Mar 2015 | Suzi Hall presented research project ‘Ordinary Streets’ to Harris Academy students
- 12 Mar 2015 | LSE Cities Configuring Light / Staging the Social project featured in Australian business newspaper
- 9 Mar 2015 | LSE Cities Priya Shankar writes piece for openDemocracy
- 6 Mar 2015 | LSE Cities Ricky Burdett presented at Mextropoli 2015 International Festival of Architecture and Town
- 5 Mar 2015 | LSE Cities Philipp Rode presented at the Urban Redevelopment Authority, Singapore
- 24 Feb 2015 | LSE Cities Suzi Hall presented at Next Cities Seminar, Kings College London