Category Archives: Contributions

Interviews and articles by LSE Cities researchers

Megacities present global health hurdle

13 October 2010

Health problems caused by expanding megacities are a global challenge, says Ricky Burdett, Director of LSE Cities. “For every minute that I speak, a new person is going to be moving into Lagos, Kinshasa or Dhaka.” Read more.

Initiating Projects: Urban Policies

7 October 2010

Ömer Cavusoglu, LSE Cities Researcher, will discuss urban policies as part of a series of events on ‘Making Cities’ at the AJAC Initiating Projects Symposium at the Collegi Oficial d’Arquitectes de Catalunya, Barcelona, on October 15 at 10.00. Read more.

Architecture of the City: The social and environmental impacts of urban design

Urban Age Advisors Richard Sennett and Saskia Sassen will speak alongside LSE Cities Director Richard Burdett at a session on ‘Architecture of the City: The social and environmental impacts of urban design’. This event is one of the Venice Biennale’s ‘Architecture Saturdays’ and will take place at the Teatro alle Tese in Venice on October 23. Read more.

Future of Cities Congress: Green Economy

30 September 2010

Philipp Rode, Executive Director of LSE Cities, will chair and deliver a keynote speech on Green Economy at the Future of Cities Congress in Incheon, Korea, on Wednesday 6 October. The session will consider the cases of cities developing green economy policies, and will focus on their goals, strategies and progress. Read more.

Intelligent City Forum: the Future of Cities

LSE Cities’ Executive Director Philipp Rode spoke on the future of cities at the Intelligent City Forum in Berlin on 23 September. The talk examined global trends in city development in the context of urban sustainability. Read more.

Climate Change Global Media Symposium

Philipp Rode, Executive Director of LSE Cities, spoke at the Climate Change Global Media Symposium. The event covered issues including ‘Reporting Climate Change Issues and Challenges’ and ‘Climate Change and Urban Planning’. Read more.