Monthly Archives: August 2018

Alexandra Gomes, Peter Griffiths to deliver London Design Festival workshop

30 August 2018

Alexandra Gomes, Research Officer at LSE Cities and Peter Griffiths, co-curator of Conflicts of an Urban Age currently exhibited at Arup’s phase2 gallery, will present a workshop entitled “Turning Data into Design“. As partner to the London Design Festival, Arup is holding this event in collaboration with LSE Cities around the power of turning data into design to shape better cities. Zung Nguyen Vu from Digital Services at Arup will also present strategies for human-centred urban design.

New article on urban governance

11 August 2018

Nuno F. da Cruz, Philipp Rode, and Michael McQuarrie have authored New urban governance: A review of current themes and future priorities in the Journal of Urban Affairs. The review article bridges the gap between scholarly research focus and the perceptions and requirements of city administrators by using a horizon scan of recent literature and a survey of local government officials. The article is an output from LSE Cities’ New Urban Governance research project.

Ricky Burdett to deliver Charles Correa Memorial Lecture

8 August 2018

Ricky Burdett, Director of LSE Cities and Urban Age, will deliver the Charles Correa Memorial Lecture at the Designing Equitable Cities conference in Goa, India on 6 September 2018. Through the lens of the Urban Age project, a worldwide investigation into the future of cities, the illustrated lecture will bring together authoritative research and fresh insights that engage with the complex spatial and social dynamics of urbanization. By comparing patterns of growth, inequality and governance in cities like Addis Ababa, New York, Delhi and Mexico City, the research identifies how urban form shapes social equity and integration. Focusing on London’ s 2012 Olympics as an example of a planning paradigm that seeks to address the city’s long-standing inequalities, the lecture reflects on how urban leaders, planners and designers have succeeded – and failed – to deliver more equitable cities. The talk will also launch a new book. Shaping Cities in an Urban Age (published by Phaidon) engages directly with many of Charles Correa’s life-long concerns as an inspiring architect and urbanist.

Experiencing Density research to expand with Knowledge Exchange award

7 August 2018

LSE Cities has been awarded a Knowledge Exchange and Impact Fund award from the London School of Economics to maximise the impact of its research into life in London’s new high-density housing schemes. The award will allow the Experiencing Density research project to work with residents and practitioners to co-produce recommendations for the design and management of high-density housing and the production of a high-quality report.