LSE Cities is seeking a part-time Research Assistant with expertise in urban policy and data analysis to provide support for the centre’s project EU Metromonitor – Cities and the Economic Recession since 2008. For full details, visit: http://lsecities.net/about/collaboration-opportunities/job-vacancies/
Michael R. Bloomberg today announced the launch of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ 2013-2014 Mayors Challenge, a competition to inspire European cities to come up with bold ideas that solve major problems and improve city life – and that ultimately can be shared with other cities. Modelled on the inaugural competition in the United States, the Mayors Challenge will award €5 million for the grand prize winner, and €1 million for four additional cities that come up with the boldest and most transferable ideas.
LSE Cities will serve as research partner for the challenge, which is also supported by EUROCITIES as city engagement partner, and by Nesta, as implementation partner.
LSE Cities’ Philipp Rode gave a keynote lecture at the annual conference of the German Academy for Urban and Regional Spatial Planning on Friday 27 September in Hamburg. The conference which was hosted together with the City of Hamburg and IBA Hamburg (International Building Exhibition) focussed on ecological modernisation in cities. Click for a link to the conference conference programme (in German).
Watch LSE Cities’ Suzanne Hall’s presentation, ‘Cities, Streets and Citizens’ from Future Places, Stockholm in June 2013:
LSE’s research highlights this month looks at LSE Cities’ Ordinary Streets project, asking “what can an inner city, comparatively-deprived area of London teach us about the future of high street retailing?”
LSE Cities’ Director Ricky Burdett contributed to the programme “Decision Time: Who will host the 2020 Olympics?”, which was broadcast on Japan’s NHK BS1 channel on 7 September 2013, shortly before the announcement that the 2020 Olymic Games had been awarded to Tokyo.
Details about the programme can be found here (in Japanese): http://www2.nhk.or.jp/hensei/program/p.cgi?area=001&date=2013-09-07&ch=11&eid=256&f=etc
LSE Cities’ Ricky Burdett and Richard Sennett are featured in the Economist’s feature Clever Cities: The Multiplexed Metropolis, alongside Saskia Sassen and other leading commentators.
You can read the article here: http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21585002-enthusiasts-think-data-services-can-change-cities-century-much-electricity