This second foresight seminar explored urban governance futures and is part of the ‘New Urban Governance’ programme supported by the MacArthur Foundation. The seminar was on ‘Energy Transitions: Implications for City Governments’ and took place on Wednesday 28 January in Berlin.
LSE Cities Summary Report on Density and Urban Neighbourhoods in London features in The Guardian piece on ‘How to make high population London work’.
As a member of the Editorial Board for the current issue of the Urban Affairs Review, Nuno Ferreira da Cruz is featured in the welcoming message of appreciation.
Chris Papadopoullos features LSE Cities research on density in City AM.
Ricky Burdett is quoted as stating that London “is one of the least dense megacities of the world: half the density of New York, and a small percentage of super-dense cities like Shanghai or Hong Kong,”.
Philipp Rode delivers a presentation on how ‘All Cities are Unique: The Limits, Value and Methodologies of Comparative Urbanism’ at Comparing Apples and Oranges?: A Colloquium on International Comparative Urban Research. This will take place on the 15-16 January 2015 in Stuttgart, Germany and is hosted by the Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development and the University of Stuttgart.
The colloquium brings together urban researchers addressing the complexities of conducting systematic internationally comparative research utilizing both quantitative and qualitative methods.
Following its successful launch in 2014, LSE Cities will be running an intensive week-long Executive programme on London and Global Cities from the 29 June until the 3 July 2015.
Taught by LSE Cities and LSE London’s long standing faculty together with some of the London’s key decision makers, the programme uses participant led case study exercises, site visits and seminars to put students in the middle of real urban challenges testing their leadership and management skills.
Apply before the 31 January and receive a 10% discount on fees
Full details on how to apply can be found here.
Suzi Hall delivered a talk on Living Migration: Symbolic, Collective and Intimate Maps at a seminar on The Urban Diasporama: Rethinking Globalisation from Below organised by the Queen Mary University. This took place on Tuesday 13 January from 6-8pm.
The seminar explored how the space and time of accelerated flows of information, commodities and people, poses a special problems of representation for cartographers and also for ethnographers committed to validating locally situated knowledge.
Adam Greenfield’s text commissioned by LSE Cities for the Urban Age newspaper to coincide with the Governing Urban Futures Conference held in Delhi on the 14-15 November 2014, was featured in the Guardian on Monday 22 December 2014.