Monthly Archives: October 2010

Video: Why Cities are Key to American Success in the 21st Century

26 October 2010

Bruce Katz, Urban Age advisor and Director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Insitution explains why cities shape the global economy in a video for Time. These ideas will be explored at the Global Metro Summit on Delivering the Next Economy, in Chicago, 7-8 December. The Summit is organised by LSE Cities, the Brookings Institution, and Deutsche Bank’s Alfred Herrhausen Society. Watch the video.

City Centered: Bruce Katz in Time Magazine

“Our 100 largest metropolitan areas constitute a new economic geography,” writes Urban Age Board Member Bruce Katz in Time Magazine. “They house almost two-thirds of our population, generate 74% of our gross domestic product (GDP) and disproportionately concentrate the assets that drive economic success.” Read more.

Ricky Burdett at the Venice Biennale 2010

25 October 2010

A discussion exploring “the transformation of the landscapes of the contemporary city” and “the resulting impact on social cohesion” took place between Ricky Burdett, Director of LSE Cities, Urban Age advisors Saskia Sassen and Richard Sennett, Guido Martinotti and Richard Rogers on Saturday 23 October. The event was one of the Venice Biennale’s Architecture Saturdays. Read more.

Update: Rogers, Sassen, Sennett, Martinotti and Burdett at the Venice Biennale

Urban Age advisors Saskia Sassen and Richard Sennett will present new research on the relationship between architecture, space and society alongside Guido Martinotti at an ‘Architecture Saturday’ for the Venice Biennale. Ricky Burdett, LSE Cities Director, will give an illustrated talk on recent developments in world megacities, and Richard Rogers will discuss the role of architecture in the 21st century city.

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Review: The Endless City

The Endless City is a comprehensive, visually compelling book from a growing organization that is attempting to set the agenda for the future of the global age.” Kees Boersma reviews LSE Cities’ publication The Endless City in Culture and Organization. Read the review.