Monthly Archives: September 2013

LSE Cities Research Partner on Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge

24 September 2013

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.

To read the full press release, click here.

Philipp Rode gave keynote at German Academy for Urban and Regional Spatial Planning

23 September 2013

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).