Dr Naomi Roux, LSE Cities Mellon Research Fellow for 2014-2015, has been selected as holder of the Ray Pahl Urban Studies Fellowship for 2016. The Fellowship is based at the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town.
Dr Roux will use the year to develop her PhD (Birkbeck, London) into a book about memory and urban spatial transformation. Her case study is Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (Port Elizabeth), South Africa. Her work there examined links between post-apartheid urban transformation and the accompanying official and unofficial constructions of public memory and heritage.
Ricky Burdett gave a presentation on ‘Cities in an Urban Age’ at the CityLab Summit, which took place on Monday 19 October at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London. The event explored income inequality, safety, mobility, infrastructure and other dynamics of modern metropolises to create more liveable and sustainable cities. Videos from the Summit are available to watch here.
Ricky Burdett participated in an ‘Urban Development’ session at the Innovative City Forum in Tokyo on the 15 October, giving insights into city creation and the future of the most prosperous cities in the world. Burdett also delivered a lecture at Meiji University, Tokyo on the 15 October on the ‘Future of London’.
LSE Cities’ Suzanne Hall has published a new paper on ‘Migrant Urbanisms: Ordinary Cities and Everyday Life’ in the Sociology special issue on everyday life. At the core of Hall’s exploration is how migrants are active in the making of urban space and urban politics. For access to the article click here.