Category Archives: Urban Age

Podcast: Launch of Shaping Cities in an Urban Age in London

28 September 2018

A podcast for the London launch event for Shaping Cities in an Urban Age is now available. Ricky Burdett, who co-edited the third instalment of the series, launched the publication on 26 September 2018 at the London School of Economics alongside contributors Eduarda La Rocque, Saskia Sassen, and Nicholas Stern. Based on a the 15-year Urban Age research programme, the book contains 37 essays by leading policy makers, practitioners and scholars, offering new perspectives on the dynamics of urban change. La Rocque’s Rio Pact video, which she shared during her talk, is also available.

 

 

 

Ricky Burdett to launch Shaping Cities in an Urban Age in London

26 September 2018

Ricky Burdett, Director of LSE Cities and Urban Age, will launch Shaping Cities in an Urban Age at the London School of Economics and Political Science on 26 September 2018. Ricky Burdett, who co-edited the third instalment of the series, will launch the book alongside contributors Eduarda La Rocque, Saskia Sassen, and Nicholas Stern. Based on a the 15-year Urban Age research programme, the book contains 37 essays by leading policy makers, practitioners and scholars, offering new perspectives on the dynamics of urban change. The event will also be livestreamed.

Shaping Cities in an Urban Age book launched at Venice Biennale

18 September 2018

The global book launch for Shaping Cities in an Urban Age took place at the 2018 International Architecture Biennale on 15 September 2018. Ricky Burdett, who edited the third and final instalment of the series, launched the book alongside contributors José Castillo and Jean-Louis Missika. Shelley McNamara, one the curators of the Biennale, joined them on stage. Based on a the 15-year Urban Age research programme, the book contains 37 essays by leading policy makers, practitioners and scholars, offering new perspectives on the dynamics of urban change.

 

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.

Conflicts of an Urban Age exhibition opens in London

Conflicts of an Urban Age, first developed as a Special Project for the 2016 International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, and since hosted in Berlin and at the inaugural Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, has opened at Arup’s phase2 gallery space in London. The exhibition describes how six cities – Addis Ababa, Istanbul, London, Mexico City, Mumbai and Shanghai – have changed between 1990 and 2015. The exhibition further illustrates how cities across the world are organised, planned and managed. As a new element, Arup is showcasing a diverse range of grassroots solutions from different regions of the world. The exhbition is free to the public until 19 October 2018.

Dame Tessa Jowell, Professor in Practice

13 May 2018

It is with great sadness that we learnt of Tessa Jowell’s death. Tessa was Professor in Practice at LSE Cities and the Department of Government and contributed with energy and passion to our programmes. She was most recently at the School in December 2017, reflecting with master’s students on the importance of leadership. Apart from her commitment to public life, Tessa recognised how critical it is to work with young people to improve their life chances, everywhere from young women in India to school-kids in deprived areas of south London. We will miss her enthusiasm, commitment and belief in public service.

Professor Ricky Burdett, Director of LSE Cities

The next Urban Age conference will take place in Addis Ababa

1 May 2018

The Urban Age “Developing Urban Futures” conference will take place in Addis Ababa on 29–30 November 2018. Jointly organised by LSE Cities at the London School of Economics and the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft, the conference will focus on the development of cities in rapidly urbanising countries. By convening urban experts, policymakers and practitioners from Sub-Saharan Africa and other world cities, the conference will raise questions about the economic foundations of urban change and investigate how current models of planning and governance succeed or fail to achieve greater integration between efficiency, accessibility and social justice. This will be the seventeenth Urban Age conference organised since 2005, most recently in Delhi, the Venice Biennale, Hong Kong, Rio de Janeiro and London.