LSE Cities’ Suzi Hall, visitorship at the University of Amsterdam, October 2014

27 October 2014

Suzi Hall has been invited by the University of Amsterdam to give a number of public and student lectures in October. She has an invited visitorship from the 25th to the 31st of October, sponsored by the Centre for Urban Studies and the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies.

For details please visit the university website:

http://urbanstudies.uva.nl/events/content/lectures/2014/10/super-diverse-street-a-trans-ethnography-across-migrant-localities.html

http://imes.uva.nl/events/events/events/content/folder/lectures/2014/10/suzie-hall.html

Ramses: European Climate Adapatation Conference 2015

14 October 2014

The three major European climate adaptation research projects RAMSES, BASE and TopDad are organising the ECCA Conference 2015 on the 12 – 14 May 2015 Copenhagen, Denmark. The aim of the conference and its activities is to share new research results, novel policy developments, and practical implementation experiences regarding climate change impacts and adaptation, as well as highlighting opportunities for business innovations aimed at supporting the transition to low-carbon societies. ECCA invites you to submit proposals for Sessions or Workshops & Other activities by 15 October 2014 here.

Suzanne Hall awarded ESRC Future Research Leaders grant

2 October 2014

Suzanne Hall, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Research Fellow at LSE Cities, has been awarded an ESRC Future Research Leaders grant (Ref: ES/L009560/1) for a comparative project on ‘Super-diverse Streets: Economies and spaces of urban migration in UK Cities’. The project is a multidisciplinary exploration of the spatial infrastructures, economic practices and forms of civil organisation on selected ethnically-diverse streets in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leicester and Bradford. The project will engage with questions of migration and societal reconfiguration through a detailed analysis of each street, and aims to provide a broader perspective of the role of migrants in making urban space.

The Future Research Leaders scheme enables outstanding early-career social scientists, in partnership with their host organisation, to acquire the skills set to become future world leaders in their field. It is open to high-quality candidates from anywhere in the world with a maximum of four years postdoctoral experience and the support of an eligible UK research organisation.  This year 40 awards were made nationally across a range of economic and social science disciplines, of which three were made to the London School of Economics and Political Science.

LSE Cities’ Configuring Light launches new project website for ‘Urban Lightscapes/Social Nightscapes‘

30 September 2014

Urban Lightscapes/Social Nightscapes is a LSE HEIF5-funded project which encompasses a five-day workshop and symposium around social research in lighting design for lighting designers, architects and planners. It will take place on Peabody’s Whitecross estate on 13-17 October 2014 culminating in a symposium at the London School of Economics and Political Science. It is organised by the LSE Cities‘ Configuring Light research programme in collaboration with the Social Light Movement and with technical sponsorship from iGuzzini. Visit the website here: http://socialnightscapes.org/