The Hindu newspaper has featured Rewati Prabhu’s LSE Executive MSc in Cities consultancy project, which looked happiness in cities. Prahbu, who is Executive Director of Cities at Pell Frischman, was part of the team who delivered the Happy Cities Amaravati Declaration. The Executive MSc in Cities is a flexible, tailor-made programme for urban professionals in the public, private and third sectors who want to improve the way their organisations understand and deliver change in cities.
Julia King, a Research Fellow at LSE Cities, has been interviewed by Down To Earth. The article, ‘If sanitation is treated as a community problem, we can make something happen for very little money‘ is part of an upcoming book about sustainable building practices across India. ‘Building Wise’ will be published by the Centre for Science and Environment. King leads the Incremental Infrastructure, a research project to identify, design, and prototype sanitation interventions in the context of marginalised and peripheral communities in Delhi.
Ricky Burdett, Director of LSE Cities and Urban Age, will be speaking at Churchill College, Cambridge University, at the launch of the new Cambridge Institute for Public Policy on a panel debating ‘Global Cities: Engines of Growth or Sites of Inequality?’ chaired by Stephanie Flanders of Bloomberg, alongside Jan Gehl, veteran urbanist from Copenhagen.
Tim White, a Researcher at LSE Cities, has written Build-to-rent: how developers are profiting from Generation Rent, published in The Guardian on 11 April 2018. White argues build-to-rent is just another solution allocating housing on the basis of wealth rather than social need. White has been exploring how residents experience life in different forms of high-density housing in London as part of the Experiencing Density research project.
Suzanne Hall, Director of the Cities Programme, will present her research on migration at The Good City: Urban Comparison, Transformation and Value in Oxford on 19 April 2018. The roundtable discussion will investigate the value of orderliness in urban transformation.
Urban Age research has been featured in Urban Sustainability Framework, a World Bank report aimed at providing a global platform for sustainble cities. The research includes trends in decoupling economic growth from resource use and enviormental impacts with case studies from Berlin, Copenhagen, London and New York City.