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Cities, design and climate change

Public lecture of the Understanding cities series hosted by Urban Age

With cities contributing disproportionatly to global carbon emissions, urban design is increasingly important when planning for climate change. This discussion examines the social, political and economic impacts of creative urban design solutions coming out of the world’s cities.

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  • Saskia Sassen

    Saskia Sassen

    Saskia Sassen is Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University and co-chairs its Committee on Global Thought. Her research and writing focuses on, immigration, global cities, the new networked technologies, and changes within the liberal state that result from current transnational conditions. Her most recent book is Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy (Harvard University Press 2014). She has received multiple honours, most recently the 2013 Principe de Asturias Prize for the Social Sciences.

  • Richard Sennett

    Richard Sennett

    Richard Sennett writes about cities and about labour. He is Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Visiting Professor of Architecture at Cambridge University.  He is currently completing a trilogy of books about craftsmanship, the third volume of which, Making and Dwelling, is about the craft of urban design.  At LSE Cities, with Saskia Sassen and Richard Burdett, he is advising UN Habitat about the Habitat III the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Development.