The Guardian selected Adam Greenfield’s Radical Technologies as their book of the day. Steven Poole writes that it is a tremendously intelligent and stylish book on the ‘colonisation of everyday life by information processing’. Greenfield launched his latest book in June at an LSE Cities’ public event. A podcast is available.
A new article on LSE Advancement’s “Your Gifts in Action” section features the two recipients of the 2016/17 Bloomberg Scholarship for Public Service. Navin Rai and Yao Wen-Chih joined the first cohort of Executive MSc in Cities participants in September 2016. The 18-month modular programme has been designed for individuals who want to improve the way their organisations understand and deliver change in cities.
The Urban Governance Survey has been featured in the book Data Visualisation for Success, edited by Steven Braun, as an example of innovatively sharing academic research. The survey, which forms part of the larger LSE Cities New Urban Governance programme, was previously shortlisted for an Information is Beautiful Award. This global database of 127 cities was developed by LSE Cities in partnership with UN-Habitat and UCLG, and supported by the MacArthur Foundation.
LSE Cities researcher Alexandra Gomes will present Resource Urbanisms at the Association of European Schools of Planning’s annual conference in Lisbon on Friday. Resource Urbanisms examines multiple aspects of how natural resources, urban form and infrastructure affect each other and potentially lead to the establishment of divergent forms of urbanism. Alexandra will also present her PhD research on urban sensescapes and developing a multi-sensory framework for analysing urban space.