Monthly Archives: November 2010

LSE Cities launches the Global MetroMonitor

30 November 2010

The Global MetroMonitor, a new joint report of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program and LSE Cities, is the first analysis of international metropolitan economic performance before, during, and after the recent recession. The report describes how the shift in growth from U.S. and Europe to Asia and Latin America has accelerated post-recession. Read more.

Type City: Istanbul

26 November 2010

Artist Travis Kirton has incorporated elements of the Urgan Age publication, Istanbul: City of Intersections, into a major new artwork. Text and data from the publication, which accompanied the 2009 Urban Age conference in Istanbul, are used in Kirton’s artwork exploring Istanbul and future visions of the city. Read more.

Linking the Social to the Physical

Ricky Burdett’s inaugural lecture as newly appointed NYU Global Distinguished Professor will take place on December 1, 17:30 – 20:00, at 20 Cooper Square in New York. David Adjaye,  Craig Calhoun, Saskia Sassen, and Richard Sennett will speak alongside Ricky Burdett on the role of architecture in the contemporary city. Read more.

Mayor Dave Bing discusses Detroit with Ricky Burdett

“Detroit will become a great city once again,” said Dave Bing, Mayor of Detroit, at the city’s Teatro Vittoria on November 17. He discussed his hope “that our president at some point in time would see fit to come and visit the city of Detroit” with Ricky Burdett, Director of LSE Cities, and outlined the challenges faced by the city. Read more.

Job Vacancy: Senior Research Fellow

LSE Cities is seeking a Senior Research Fellow to lead research on the inter-relationships between cities, space and society and to expand the work carried out by the Urban Age and related research programmes. For a full job description and details on how to apply, view the Guardian job ad or the LSE website.