This research strand examines changing forms of governmental thought and practice in cities throughout the contemporary world.Urban intelligences, subjects and subjectivities, will seek to develop a richer account of the affective and experiential dimensions of everyday urban life in the presence of networked informatic systems, with the intention of challenging the currently dominant mainstream conception of technologised urbanity — the so-called “smart city”.
LSE Cities is working and expanding on parallel yet intersecting strands of research that cover the following areas:
Cities, Space and Society: urban culture and design; economic development and inclusion; cities, health and well-being
Cities and the Environment: mobility and city access; urban form and resource efficiency; city design and technology
Urban Governance: architecture and democracy; metropolitan and regional cohesion; mega-projects, infrastructure and urban change