Back in March, Suzi Hall from LSE Cities visited Harris Academies East Dulwich to deliver a seminar to sixth form students. On 24 June 2015, students from Harris Academies once again took part in an event as part of LSE Research Festival 2015. This time the tables were turned and the students visited LSE campus to get a taste of what LSE research has to offer with a series of workshops with researchers. The goal of the day was to give prospective students a taste of the variety and innovation of research in the social sciences being conducted across the school, as part of the wider LSE Research Festival, which aims to be a public celebration of social science research.
Two LSE Cities researchers took part in the session.
Suzi Hall’s presentation in March discussed the socio-economic make-up of Peckham Rye lane, and students had conducted their own research on the area. Their research question, “Should Peckham be re-branded”, was presented to Suzi who provided comments and feedback on their work.
Dame Tessa Jowell will Chair a public lecture with Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of Australia from 2010-13, on ‘Women in Public Life’ on Tuesday 23 June from 6.30 – 8pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE.
The lecture, organised by the Institute of Public Affairs, is part of the Above the Parapet project, which seeks to capture the experiences of high profile women who have shaped public life.
The Designing City Resilience two day summit takes place on the 16 and 17 June.
Ricky Burdett took part in a session on ‘Defining Urban Resilience’ on Tuesday 16 June along with Jo da Silva, Director of International Development at Arup, and Dr Nancy Kete, Managing Director at Rockefeller Foundation.
Justin McGuirk discusses the rise in commonly owned spaces in his piece ‘Urban commons have radical potential – it’s not just about community gardens’.
The Designing the Urban Commons Exhibition showcases winning proposals from the ideas competition organised by Theatrum Mundi and runs from Monday 15 June to Monday 13 June in the Atrium Gallery, Old Building, Houghton Street, LSE.
Nuno Ferreira da Cruz and colleagues have published a paper entitled ‘Measuring Local Government Transparency’ in the journal Public Management Review (ahead of print).
This article reviews the literature on transparency and open government and describes how a participatory process can be employed to structure sensible municipal transparency indices. Please click here to read the paper in full.
The FT/IFC Transformational Business Conference 2015 on ‘Accelerating sustainable urban transformation’ took place on Thursday 11 June in London. Philipp Rode is took part in a panel on Governing Urban Transformation.
Graham Floater, who is Principal Research Fellow at LSE Cities, chaired and presented at the Nantes EuroCities declaration on cities and climate change on the 10 June, as part of the COP21 Paris Climate Change negotiations.
Richard Sennett has been awarded the Hemingway Prize, celebrating the “the adventure of thought” of his life-time work. The prize commemorates Ernest Hemingway by recognising writers, thinkers, artists and journalists whose contemporary work captures the spirit and culture of Hemingway’s work as a novelist and journalist. Sennett, who is a Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science and New York University, chairs the advisory board of LSE Cities and is the founder of Theatrum Mundi. The prize will be awarded in Lignano in northen Italy on 20 June 2015.
Graham Floater, Principal Research Fellow at LSE Cities, was panelist in a session on ‘the future will happen in smart cities’ at the Milan UITP World Congress and Exhibition, which took place on the 8 June from 14.00 – 15.30.
The Exhibition explores the impact of the forced removal of inhabitants from Port Elizabeth’s South End neighbourhood to segregated townships. It is compiled by former South End resident Yusuf Agherdien and curated by Naomi Roux, who is Mellon Research Fellow in Cities and Humanities at LSE Cities for 2014-15.