Resource Urbanisms London report launch

Report launch hosted by LSE Cities and Middle East Centre

This lecture was based on a new research report called Resource Urbanisms: Asia’s divergent city models of Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, Singapore and Hong Kong by LSE Cities at the London School of Economics which was supported by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) through the LSE Kuwait Programme.

This research investigated the common assumption that cities and urban development are directly affected by the availability and costs of natural resources, and that in turn, different forms of urban development result in substantial differences in resource efficiency. Resource Urbanisms looks land and energy resources and explores their relationships with city form, urban dwelling and mobility. It also analyses these relationships through a comparative case study approach which considers extreme and divergent city models in Asia.

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    Philipp Rode

    Philipp Rode is Executive Director of LSE Cities and Associate Professorial Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. As researcher, consultant and advisor he has been directing interdisciplinary projects comprising urban governance, transport, city planning and urban design at the LSE since 2003. The focus of his current work is on institutional structures and governance capacities of cities, and on sustainable urban development, transport and mobility. Rode is co-directing the cities workstream of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate and has co-led the United Nations Habitat III Policy Unit on Urban Governance. He is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP).

    Toby Dodge

    Toby Dodge is Director of the LSE Middle East Centre, Kuwait Professor and Professor in the International Relations Department at LSE. He is also Senior Consulting Fellow for the Middle East at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, London. His research concentrates on the evolution of the post-colonial state in the international system. The main focus of this work on the developing world is the state in the Middle East, specifically Iraq.

    Roudaina Al Khani

    Roudaina Al Khani is an architect, urban and regional planner and development consultant with extensive experience in the planning and development fields. She is the Founder and director of Platforms for sustainable cities and regions an organisation that offers research-based consultancy to local governments, ministries, private sector consultancies and NGOs in areas related to integrated multidisciplinary development, urban design and urban and regional planning. Al Khani has worked with local and national governments including

    David Green

    David Green is a Principal at Perkins + Will where he leads the Cities + Sites group worldwide, focusing on large-scale masterplanning and urban design projects. His work focuses on issues of broadly sustainable development, particularly the creation of health and research districts in urban areas and the design and metrics that facilitate the success of these districts. Green lectures and publishes widely on issues of urban design, planning and architecture and was Professor of the Practice of Architecture at Georgia Tech College of Architecture until 2013.