Ricky Burdett was interviewed by Reuters, commenting on where next for Paris in the light of the upcoming mayoral elections. To read the full article, visit the Reuters website.
Ricky Burdett was featured on the BBC Sunday Politics on Sunday 26 January, discussing the potential plans for new garden cities in the south-east of England.
On 30 January, Philipp Rode presents at a seminar by the Fabrique de la Cite looking into the role of cities as part of the energy transition. Philipp will be introducing the discussion with a presentation on LSE Cities’ work on Green Cities.
On 22 January 2014, Suzi Hall presented to Southampton University’s Geography and Environment department. Suzi’s research emerges from an ethnography of the economic and cultural life of Rye Lane, an intensely multi-ethnic street in Peckham, south London. The effects of accelerated migration into London are explored through the reshaping and diversification of its shop, street and city spaces.
Fran Tonkiss, Academic Director of the Cities Programme, publishes new book ‘Cities by Design: The Social Life of Urban Form’ (Polity, December 2013). Examining who makes our cities, and what part do everyday users have in the design of cities, Tonkiss shows that city-making is a social process and examines the close relationship between the social and physical shaping of urban environments.
You can buy the book here: http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0745648983.html
With the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the London School of Economics is looking to appoint a Mellon Fellow as part of its innovative four-year programme that engages the humanities with the social and spatial dynamics of cities. We are seeking dynamic and engaged scholars and practitioners who are currently developing their careers in the arts, culture, literature, philosophy or other related humanities disciplines to contribute to the interdisciplinary work of LSE Cities, an international research centre that explores the interactions between space and society.
We are now inviting applications for the fellowship in 2014/15.
LSE Cities is delighted to welcome Adam Greenfield as Senior Urban Fellow at the centre. Adam will be concentrating his research on the interaction of networked information technology with urban experience, and particularly on the implications of emergent technologies for the construction of public space and the right to the city. Adam will be based at LSE Cities from January – September 2014.
The Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure took forward a decision on the future development of the Amsterdam – Almere – Markermeer region based on a recommendation from LSE Cities for an incremental development approach, beginning with the intensification of existing sites. You can download the full report here.