Monthly Archives: April 2019

LSE Cities publishes new paper for NCE Coalition for Urban Transitions

12 April 2019

Thriving cities — where people can easily connect with one another and with jobs, services, and amenities — are essential to economic prosperity. With the world’s urban population expected to double by 2050, cities need to be built and run in ways that maximise access to opportunities without increasing carbon emissions, pollution, and congestion. Smart transport policy has a key part to play in laying the foundations for better urban structures, boosting public transport use, making it safe and easy to walk or cycle, and discouraging private car use.

National Transport Policy and Cities: Key policy interventions to drive compact and connected urban growth provides a foundation for national transport policy-makers to begin pragmatic but ambitious conversations about actions they can take to make cities more accessible  — either by leapfrogging car-centric development pathways, or by transitioning towards a more compact and connected future. There are multiple options to suit every national context — many with broad economic, social and environmental benefits. By seizing these opportunities, countries at all levels of development can reshape urban life for the better for decades to come.

Professor Maciej Kowalewski joins LSE Cities as a Visiting Associate

8 April 2019

Maciej Kowalewski, Professor and Director at the Institute of Sociology, University of Szczecin, Poland, will be at LSE Cities as a visiting Associate from 5-14 April. His research and teaching works are in the domains of urban sociology, but current research focuses on relation between politics and urban imaginary. His work has been published in Space and Polity, Space and Culture (among others), he has co-edited book Transforming Urban Sacred Places in Poland and Germany. In 2018, together with Robert Bartłomiejski, carried out in Rostock (GER) a study with INTA International Urban Development Association experts, concerning the middle size port cities growth. His recent project is related with visual discourse of cities in transition.