In collaboration with LSE Health, LSE Cities hosted a seminar with Prof. Paul Yip, Hong Kong University, about his fascinating insights into suicide prevention in Hong Kong argued from a public health angle.
BBC World Service’s radio programme ‘One Planet’ explores south London’s Walworth Road with urban ethnographer and Cities Programme Lecturer Suzanne Hall to find out if there’s a balance between grand planning designs and community evolution. Listen to the episode: ‘The New Town Shunned By The Poor’ (18min).
Yesterday, the LSE Catalan Observatory organised a half-day conference with Vicente Guallart, Barcelona’s Chief Architect and Antoni Vives, Barcelona’s Deputy Mayor for Urban Habitaton, to present their vision of Barcelona. LSE Cities Director Ricky Burdett chaired a session discussing Barcelona’s new ‘City Protocol’ initiative as a potential blueprint for urban regeneration elsewhere.
On 7 February, LSE Cities hosted a small, high-level group of 50 urban experts and policymakers to hear about the World Bank’s new Urbanization Knowledge Platform. Read more.
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The Catalan Observatory at the LSE is organising a one-day conference on the future of Barcelona’s urbanism. Titled “Barcelona Project: Leading the Way Out of Crisis?”, the event will include two workshops (one chaired by LSE Cities Director Ricky Burdett) and a lecture, all free and open to the public. It takes place on Wednesday 22 February 2012, from 3-7.30pm.