LSE Cities’ Suzanne Hall will speak tomorrow at the 11th Annual Ethnography Symposium on Current Developments in Ethnographic Research in the Social and Management Sciences. The symposium, hosted by the University of the West of England from the 24th-26th August, focuses on the theme of Engaging with the challenge: impacts on ethnography and the impact of ethnography. Drawing from the super-diverse streets research project, Dr Hall’s keynote, ‘Ethnography and the city: perspectives from the margins’, will focus on how ethnography connects to global processes of migration and urbanisation.
The United Nations has published Policy paper 4: Urban governance, capacity and institutional development, one of ten policy papers that will contribute towards setting the New Urban Agenda. In 2015 and early 2016, LSE Cities co-led jointly with UCLG a group of 20 global experts as part of the preparatory process for the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), taking place in Quito, Ecuador, from 17–20 October 2016. For more information regarding LSE Cities activities relating to Habitat III, please click here.
Channel 4 has used the base of LSE Cities’ research on Narborough Road in Leicester to introduce their TV shows. Locals from Britain’s Most Diverse Street introduce Channel 4 shows makes use of Dr Suzanne Hall‘s Super-diverse streets project, by showing Narborough Road’s over 35 ethnicities, with residents originating from across the globe. The Super-diverse streets project is an ESRC-funded research exploration of the intersections between city streets, social diversity and economic adaptations in the context of accelerated migration.
Dr Adam Kaasa, Director of Theatrum Mundi, will be Visiting Professor at The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto in August and September. Theatrum Mundi is an LSE Cities research project that offers a forum for cross-disciplinary discussion about practices relating to cultural and public space in the city.