The first foresight seminar run by the MacArthur Foundation and LSE Cities with the title Urban Governance Future: Scenarios for London took place on the 16th of June 2014. Among the audience were a wide range of policy makers, practioners as well as academics who were discussing the future of urban governance with a specific focus on technology and scenarios for the London context. Welcome notes were given by LSE Cities Executive Director Philipp Rode as well as Alaina Harkness, Program Officer at the MacArthur Foundation which are the main funder of the project to investigate new urban governance.
The event included two separate sessions with two presentations each. The first session presentations came from Tony Travers, Director of LSE London as well as Eve Mitelton-Kelly, Director of the LSE Complexity Group, followed by a discussion from the audience. The second session on the urban transport in London was conducted by Nicky Gavron, London Assembly Member and former Deputy Mayor, London as well as Vernon Everitt, Managing Director of Customer Experience, Marketing & Communications from Transport for London followed by another round of discussions.
To download the piece by Eve Mitelton-Kelly on ‘Urban Governance: A Complexity Theory Approach’ click here.