This second foresight seminar explores urban governance futures and is part of the ‘New Urban Governance’ programme supported by the MacArthur Foundation. The seminar is on ‘Energy Transitions: Implications for City Governments’ and takes place on Wednesday 28 January in Berlin.
LSE Cities Summary Report on Density and Urban Neighbourhoods in London features in The Guardian piece on ‘How to make high population London work’.
As a member of the Editorial Board for the current issue of the Urban Affairs Review, Nuno Ferreira da Cruz is featured in the welcoming message of appreciation.
Chris Papadopoullos features LSE Cities research on density in City AM.
Ricky Burdett is quoted as stating that London “is one of the least dense megacities of the world: half the density of New York, and a small percentage of super-dense cities like Shanghai or Hong Kong,”.
Philipp Rode delivers a presentation on how ‘All Cities are Unique: The Limits, Value and Methodologies of Comparative Urbanism’ at Comparing Apples and Oranges?: A Colloquium on International Comparative Urban Research. This will take place on the 15-16 January 2015 in Stuttgart, Germany and is hosted by the Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development and the University of Stuttgart.
The colloquium brings together urban researchers addressing the complexities of conducting systematic internationally comparative research utilizing both quantitative and qualitative methods.
Following its successful launch in 2014, LSE Cities will be running an intensive week-long Executive programme on London and Global Cities from the 29 June until the 3 July 2015.
Taught by LSE Cities and LSE London’s long standing faculty together with some of the London’s key decision makers, the programme uses participant led case study exercises, site visits and seminars to put students in the middle of real urban challenges testing their leadership and management skills.
Apply before the 31 January and receive a 10% discount on fees
Full details on how to apply can be found here.
Suzi Hall delivered a talk on Living Migration: Symbolic, Collective and Intimate Maps at a seminar on The Urban Diasporama: Rethinking Globalisation from Below organised by the Queen Mary University. This took place on Tuesday 13 January from 6-8pm.
The seminar explored how the space and time of accelerated flows of information, commodities and people, poses a special problems of representation for cartographers and also for ethnographers committed to validating locally situated knowledge.
Adam Greenfield’s text commissioned by LSE Cities for the Urban Age newspaper to coincide with the Governing Urban Futures Conference held in Delhi on the 14-15 November 2014, was featured in the Guardian on Monday 22 December 2014.
We’re pleased to launch a new report on our activities from July 2012 to September 2014.
The report includes extracts from selected publications and research outputs, an overview of all the public lectures and seminars hosted by the department as well as information on our projects, staff, advisers, governing board members and students.
The workshops introduce a varied group of London Sixth Formers to some of the methodological challenges opened up by LSE Cities research project European Metromonitor. The project investigates the way in which European cities have responded to the 2008 recession. The workshops are structured around a number of computer-based exercises that explore the difficulties encountered in finding a comparable definition of a city for the 30 countries in the project sample, the various ways in which the performance of a city in an economic recession can be measured and the ways in which visualisations (both static and web-based) can be used to shed light on dynamics and allow for an interactive learning experience.