LSE Cities Philipp Rode presents at Colloquium on International Comparative Urban Research in Stuttgart

16 January 2015

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.

For more information click here.

Applications now open for LSE Cities Summer Executive Programme on London and Global Cities

14 January 2015

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.



LSE Cities Suzi Hall presented at seminar on The Urban Diasporama: Rethinking Globalisation from Below

13 January 2015

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.

For more information click here.


We launch our LSE Cities Report 2012-14

18 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.

Click here to read the report.

LSE Cities organises European Metromonitor workshops for London Sixth Formers

17 December 2014

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.

For more information please visit the European Metromonitor microsite here.