Urban Age: Governing Urban Futures has carried out new research on governance systems, published for the first time in the Data section of this newspaper, alongside essays by experts and commentators on the major theoretical, political and environmental issues faced by cities in India and internationally.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.Going Green offers a fresh perspective on the environmental challenges that cities face, along with the opportunities and barriers to going green and fostering economic growth, and provides a comprehensive overview of the experiences of cities around the world as they make the transition to a green economy.
LSE Cities’ annual conference brings together international and local expert essays on topical themes relating to 21st century urbanism. It has published two compendiums based on the Urban Age conferences with Phaidon, The Endless City (2008) and Living in the Endless City (2011), and several research reports, including as coordinating authors for the ‘Buildings’ and ‘Cities’ chapters for the UNEP’s recent publication on the Green Economy. Further book projects developing the work on the Next Urban Economy and Cities, Health and Well-being are underway, and the centre’s work is also forthcoming in several articles with respected journals.