Routledge, the publishers of the new LSE Cities book Transforming Urban Economies, are offering readers of the LSE Cities website a discount of 20% on copies of the book. To download the discount flyer, click here.
Students from our MSc City Design programme launch new blog Urban Controversies. The blog seeks to explore the definition and implications of urban controversies; current posts include ‘Who’s the City For?‘ a contribution from Bogotá, ‘Eyes on the Storm‘, exploring natural disasters in New York and ‘Taksim: uncovering the pressure cooker’ examining recent conflict in Istanbul.
If you would like to contribute please email the editors at firstname.lastname@example.org
On 13 July Richard Sennett and Saskia Sassen spoke at the Berliner Festspiele, a two day cooperation between Berliner Festspiele / Foreign Affairs and KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin. Entitled ‘The Bet – a study on doubt, contingency and meaning in economy and society’, the weekend of performances merged theatre, art and theory. For more information click here.
On Monday 8 July, Suzi Hall participated in the Peckham Town Centre Workshop, a community initiative organised by Peckham Vision to explore connections between diverse creative economies including traders and artists. Suzi presented a talk on “The Creative Vitality of Rye Lane: Exploring cultural intersections”.
For more details about Peckham Vision, you can find their website here: http://www.peckhamvision.org/wiki/Main_Page
The 2012 – 2013 MSc City Design students’ studio publication Local City addresses the question: what does it mean to be ‘local’ in a global city? It focuses on the dense inner city neighbourhood of Hackney Central in east London. You can read the publication here.
Kavita Ramakrishnan, PhD Candidate, Geography, University of Cambridge and Research Affiliate, LSE Cities, reflects on the recent ‘Catastrophic Urbanism: Disaster, Emergency, Cities’ workshop held at LSE Cities on 30 April. You can download a PDF summary here.
Theatrum Mundi project, ‘Spaces-in-Between: The City Becoming’, is featured in Icon Magazine’s upcoming issue July 2013. ‘Spaces-in-Between: The City Becoming’ was a six-day ideas camp in Copenhagen’s temporary structure, the Dome of Visions that sought to transform and rethink in-between spaces in the city. For more information click here.
The new issue of Public Culture features an essay by LSE Cities’ Director Ricky Burdett on designing urban democracy, with an introduction by guest editors Craig Calhoun, Richard Sennett and Harel Shapira.
For more information please click here.
Watch LSE Cities’ Executive Director Philipp Rode’s presentation, Transport Equity, from the Urban Age Cities, Health and Wellbeing Conference: