LSE Cities’ Research Fellow Austin Zeiderman has written for Guardian Cities on
Bogotá’s desplazados: how schemes to protect people living in areas at risk of disaster mean new housing for some, but many more are being left to fend for themselves.
LSE Cities has published a new report and paper on the impact of urban morphology on heat energy demand in cities in collaboration with the European Institute for Energy Research (EIFER) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
The research report ‘Cities and Energy: Urban Morphology and Heat Energy Demand’ focuses on heat energy efficiencies created by the spatial configuration of cities and is based on the identification of the five most dominant residential building typologies in each of the four largest European cities: London, Paris, Berlin and Istanbul. The paper, authored by Philipp Rode, Christian Keim, Guido Robazza, Pablo Viejo and James Schofield, presents the overall methodology and findings and is published under the same title in Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design 41(1) 138 – 162.
To find out more, and download a copy, click here.
On 20 March 2014 LSE Cities Austin Zeiderman presented at ‘The challenges of global urbanism’ at Durham University.
The workshop reflected critically on recent debates in urban studies around different ways of theorising the relations between the ‘global’ and the ‘urban’.
Austin’s paper, “The Rising Tide of Global Urbanism: A View from Colombia’s Future Port-City,” examines territorial conflicts in the rapidly expanding port-city of Buenaventura and discusses the conceptual and political stakes of taking a global-urban approach to this case.
Austin Zeiderman reviews Paul Amar’s new book ‘The Security Archipelago: Human-Security States, Sexuality Politics, and the End of Neoliberalism’, Duke University Press 2013.
To read the full review in Public Books click here.
LSE Cities’ Suzi Hall has published an article on ‘World Wide Street’ in COMPAS’s Anthology of Migration. For more information, visit the COMPAS website here: http://compasanthology.co.uk/world-wide-street/