The Airports Commission, of which LSE Cities’ Director Ricky Burdett is a member, has published its interim report into airport capacity and connectivity in the UK, concluding that there is a need for 1 net additional runway to be in operation in the south-east by 2030. The Airports Commission is chaired by former LSE Director Howard Davies.
For full details visit the Airports Commission website: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/airports-commission-publishes-interim-report
We will be closed from Friday 20th December to Thursday 2nd January 2014.
Sobia Ahmad Kaker has recently published an article on ‘Enclaves, Insecurity and Violence in Karachi’, which appears in the next issue of the Journal of South Asian History and Culture. You can read the article here: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/ix5PAVnjTFQtB2XeUB5r/full
On Friday 13th December, LSE Cities’ Executive Director Philipp Rode presents at Re.Work Cities in London, an event bringing together leading professionals working in cities and technology.
For full details, visit the event website here: https://www.re-work.co/cities
LSE Cities’ Ricky Burdett and Andrew Altman spoke at the Moscow Urban Forum on 5-7 December. Ricky Burdett’s comments about transport infrastructure were picked up in the Turkish Today’s Zaman newspaper.
For full details, you can read the Today’s Zaman article here, or visit the Moscow Urban Forum website.
Suzi Hall has published a new paper on migrant economies and space, based on LSE Cities ‘Ordinary Streets’ research project. The article “Super-diverse street: a ‘trans-ethnography’ across migrant localities” is published in Ethnic and Racial Studies and is available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01419870.2013.858175.
182 cities in 29 countries have registered for the Bloomberg Mayors’ Challenge so far, and eligible cities are still able to register until the deadline of 31 January 2014.
For full details, see the infographic on the Bloomberg Mayors’ Challenge website, and the press release.
The Rockefeller Foundation launched the 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge to enable 100 cities to better address the increasing shocks and stresses of the 21st century. LSE Cities’ Ricky Burdett joined a panel of judges to make the selection. You can see the first 33 cities here: http://100resilientcities.rockefellerfoundation.org/cities
On 20th November 2013 Austin Zeiderman presented at the American Anthropological Association’s Annual Meeting in Chicago. Austin’s talk, ‘Submergence: The Politics of Vulnerability in Colombia’s Pacific Port City’ was about displacement pressures facing the city, from climate change to armed conflict, and the efforts of urban activists and residents to resist eviction and dispossession.