The Institute for Urban Strategies at the Mori Memorial Foundation has surveyed the “comprehensive power” of the world’s major cities and released their findings in a new report. The Global Power Inner City Index 2010 looks at 35 global cities of varying scales and assesses them based on 69 indicators. Read more.
The Wall Street Journal reviews Living in the Endless City. The article includes graphics from the book showing aging populations in Mumbai, New York, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Istanbul, Shanghai, London, Johannesburg and Berlin. The book will be launched at LSE at an event with the authors on 6 June. Read the article.
Living in the Endless City, the new publication from LSE Cities, will be launched in June at two exciting events in London and Berlin. The London launch, on 6 June, features Joan Clos, Gareth Jones, Çaglar Keyder, Suketu Mehta, Saskia Sassen and Richard Sennett. In Berlin, on 17 June, Ricky Burdett and Saskia Sassen will join Wolfgang Nowak, Managing Director of the Alfred Herrhausen Society.
“One wants to live in places which are large and complex, where you don’t know everyone and you don’t always know what’s going to happen next. Cities are places of opportunity but also of conflict, but where you can find safety in a crowd.” Ricky Burdett contributes a discussion on livability in the Financial Times.
‘Governing Change: The Metropolitan Revolution in Latin America’, an article by LSE Cities’ Ricky Burdett and Adam Kaasa, is published in a special issue of Architectural Design ‘Latin America at the Crossroads’, guest edited by Mariana Leguia. Read more.
An article on ‘Colour and the City’ by LSE Cities’ Ricky Burdett and Adam Kaasa is published in the Harvard Graduate School of Design Journal New Geographies Volume 3. More information.
Ricky Burdett, Director of LSE Cities, hosted an evening at the Architecture Foundation. The evening’s discussion addressed the following projects: London in 21st Century Debates (1996), a series of public forum debates that provided over 15,000 members of the public a voice in shaping the future of London; and Croydon in the Future (1993), one of the most successful architecture shows ever held in Britain.
The Mori Memorial Foundation has now published its Global Power City Index Yearbook 2010, to which LSE Cities contributed the London case study. The GPCI, which has been released annually since 2008, evaluates and ranks the comprehensive power of the world’s 35 major cities. The yearbook is the index created by analyzing the strengths and weaknesses which each city possesses, comparing the international competitiveness of each city.
The City Reformers Group is a learning network of active practitioners and policy-makers from ‘weak market’ de-industrialising cities across the EU and US. The group’s next workshop will take place in Lille, 23-24 May, and will include presentations on Lille’s urban regeneration project and economic development.