Monthly Archives: December 2017

New working paper highlights disconnect between national policies and building more compact cities

14 December 2017

A new working paper on Integrating national policies to deliver compact, connected cities: a horizon scan into transport and housing has been released by the Coalition for Urban Transitions. The paper, authored by LSE Cities and the OECD, explores the ways in which urban policy sectors are integrated—or fragmented—in ten case study countries: China, Colombia, Ethiopia, Germany, India, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa, United Kingdom and the United States. A central finding is that a lack of coordination between national economic policy, and housing and transport policy, undermines both the economic potential and environmental sustainability of cities.

Julia King to chair public event on Citymakers: The Culture and Craft of Practical Urbanism

4 December 2017

Julia King, Research Fellow at LSE Cities, will chair “Citymakers: The Culture and Craft of Practical Urbanism” on 5 December at the London School of Economics. The event will launch Cassim Shepard’s new book, in which he offers a cross-disciplinary approach to understanding the contemporary city that focuses on emerging principles practiced by a diverse group of “citymakers” including landscape designers, housing advocates, hackers, architects, ecologists, community organisers, activists, artists, and more.