Kavita Ramakrishnan, PhD Candidate, Geography, University of Cambridge and Research Affiliate, LSE Cities, reflects on the recent ‘Fluid Uncertainty: Prospects of Urban Water’ workshop held at LSE Cities on 30 April. You can download a PDF summary here.
Sabina Uffer and Juliet Davis presented their paper ‘Governance of Resilient Urban Form – Case Studies from London and New York’ at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers in Los Angeles on 9 April 2012.
The paper investigates two cases in London and New York, whose uses and economic viabilities of the urban fabric have evolved over time. Mayfair in London, originally an elite residential neighbourhood has undergone a series of functional transformations. Trinity in New York, developed originally for industry, underwent a period of major decline, which has only recently begun to reverse. The role of the landowners in these cases has however evolved quite differently. Read the abstract here.