Monthly Archives: February 2011

Healthy Urban Planning at the WHO

23 February 2011

Ricky Burdett, Director of LSE Cities, will speak at a WHO meeting on ‘Healthy Urban Planning’. The meeting aims to determine priority areas for an urban planning and health research agenda and Ricky Burdett’s presentation will focus on “Integrating health into urban planning seen from a built environment professional’s perspective and LSE Cities”.

Sustainable Cities are Economic Engines

18 February 2011

“Our major metros already generate more than three-quarters of our gross domestic product…the next economy will be largely metropolitan, in form and function,” said Bruce Katz, visiting professor of social policy at LSE, a vice president at the Brookings Institution and founding director of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, at LSE Cities’ and Brooking’s Global Metro Summit in Chicago, Dec 2010. Read more.

Jeroen Klink to launch publication in São Paulo

Jeroen Klink, a key contributor to the Urban Age conference in  São Paulo, will launch a new publication on Thursday 17 February in São Paulo. The publication is entitled ‘GOVERNANÇA DAS METRÓPOLES: Conceitos, experiências e perspectivas’ (‘Governing metropolises: Concepts, experiences and prospects’). For details of the launch and publication, click here.

E-mobility: an opportunity for de-motorisation in cities?

11 February 2011

A group of 25 experts on electric mobility came together at LSE on 25 January for a seminar entitled ‘Electric mobility: an opportunity for de-motorisation in cities?’ The seminar was organized by LSE Cities and Buro Happold, and featured a presentation from Professor Andreas Knie, Managing Director of the Innovation Centre for Mobility and Societal Change, who examined the role of the electric car in a “door to door inter-modal transportation service based on a carbon free society.” Jonathan Bray, Director of the PTEG support unit, has written up some notes from the seminar. Read more.