Ricky Burdett, Director of LSE Cities, is present at the World Economic Forum, Davos, to discuss India and China (Thursday 27 January) and Architecture for Quality of Life (Friday 28 January) and speak at an Infrastructure and Urban Development Community Dinner – Future of Cities (Thursday 27 January). Read more.
“Le Grand Paris: the future of cities” exhibition opens 29 January at the Staatliche Museum du Berlin. LSE Cities, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Arup formed a team that contributed to the exhibition, which showcases ten visions for the future of Greater Paris. Read more.
The Guardian reports on the world’s growing population and includes research from LSE Cities and Brookings’ Global Metro Monitor showing that “Istanbul, with income growth of 5.5% and employment growth of 7.3% over the last year, is currently the world’s “best-performing” city”. Read more.
Philipp Rode, Executive Director of LSE Cities, and Brookings’ Alan Berube discuss why cities like Istanbul and Lima rode the recession to financial reward while many cities in the United States still struggled to stay afloat on the Metro Matters Podcast by Next American City. Listen to the podcast here.
Mayor Chiamparino of Turin discusses the city and the Global Metro Summit in Chicago in December 2010, announcing that “Torino tornerà magica come per le Olimpiadi”. Read more (Italian).
“A recent study by the Washington-based Brookings Institution, in a joint investigation with the LSE Cities project, judged that Istanbul had beaten Beijing and Shanghai to claim the title of 2010’s most dynamic city,” writes the Guardian.
When Governor Fashola visited LSE Cities to deliver a lecture on confronting Lagos’s rapid urbanization, he said that “Lagos will ultimately be a city where life is sustainable, where the expectations of those who live there, and where those who come to do business there can be realised in a safe and orderly manner.” Nigerians Abroad reports on Governor Fashola’s lecture. Read more.
“Sustainable solutions can and must be found by modifying the DNA of existing cities”, says Ricky Burdett, interviewed in Architectural Record. Professor Burdett calls on cities to adjust “their spatial, social, and economic organization in a realistic way that reflects the organic processes of urban growth and availability of resources”. Read more.