Monthly Archives: March 2011

Ricky Burdett opens the academic year at the Politecnico di Torino

28 March 2011

Ricky Burdett, Director of LSE Cities, opened the academic year at the Politecnico di Torino with a keynote speech in Torino today, to a large audience of students, politicians and local figures. He was followed by the Mayor of Torino Sergio Chiamparino.

Cities, economies, progress and problems: City Reformers Group Workshop

9 March 2011

The City Reformers Group Workshop will take place 21-22 March, and is organised by LSE Cities, LSE Housing & Communities, and the ILS Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development. Sessions include “How are weak market cities responding to the economic crisis?”, chaired by Howard Davies, Director, LSE, and “How resilient are cities?”, at which Ricky Burdett, Director of LSE Cities, will speak on “Rising to the Challenge”. Read the draft programme.

‘Global Green Cities Symposium’ in Property Magazine

Property Magazine feature the ‘Global Green Cities Symposium’, for which LSE Cities for Programme Advisor. Central points were “the connection between a city’s policies and the activities of its residents, urban design, and the application of modern technologies on these cities, and the subject of sustainable metropolitan development and the progress of green cities around the world.” Read more.

Songdo U-City presented at the Symposium on Global Green Cities

The Mayor of Incheon participated in the ‘Symoposium of Global Green Cities of the 21st Century’, where he presented Songdo U-City and its facilities. After the presentation, he participated in a discussion on how to apply and incorporate cutting-edge technologies in urban development. LSE Cities was Programme Advisor for the Symposium. Read more.