Monthly Archives: January 2019

New special issue of the Journal of Urban Affairs

23 January 2019

The most recent issue of the Journal of Urban Affairs, co-edited by Nuno F. da Cruz, Philipp Rode and Michael McQuarrie is now open to free access. This special issue, entitled New Urban Governance, shows that engaging with modern-day urban governance study and practice will require an interdisciplinary and mostly empirical research agenda from diverse global contexts. By presenting a set of articles that explore the relationships between institutional settings, national urban policies, and city-specific reforms and changes while also offering perspectives on current governance challenges and future opportunities in Brazil, China, Europe, India, and South Africa, this special issue lays an important foundation for that agenda. The article is an output from LSE Cities’ New Urban Governance research project.

Lent Term LSE Cities Seminars: The Emotional Life of the City

15 January 2019

The Emotional Life of the Cities seminars are expert led discussions hosted by LSE Cities and open to all both within and beyond the LSE Community. They are held in the LSE Cities seminar room 8.01H from 12.00-13.30 with lunch provided. 

This seminar series thinks in critical as much as creative terms about the place of extreme emotional life in the city. Gesturing toward a tradition of urban observation that extends back to the likes of Flora Tristan and Walter Benjamin and reaches forward to writers such as Rebecca Solnit and Teju Cole, seminars will provide lively, incisive commentary willing to experiment, formally as well as methodologically. If you would like to attend any of the seminars please RSVP to lse.cities@lse.ac.uk.

The speakers and dates for the Lent Term Seminars are as follows:

January 17 2019, 12.00pm – 1.30pm

Dr Ruth Raynor (Newcastle University)

March 21, 12.00pm – 1.30pm

Dr Thomas Jellis (Oxford University)

May 2, 12.00pm – 1.30pm

Dr Lauren Elkin (Liverpool University)


For more information please contact lse.cities@lse.ac.uk.