Request for proposals for design, delivery and development services for new web app, information architecture and visualisations

18 May 2015

We are looking for dynamic design from agencies or freelances with the following skills and track record of innovation and excellence in digital design:

• ability to communicate effectively to wide audiences
• understanding of complex data sets
• knowledge of state-of the-art content management and digital software
• experience of working with mixed media
• ability to work within tight budgets and strict timelines
• dynamic approach to complex briefs

See here for full details

Please contact Peter Griffiths on or +44 (0)20 7107 5522 for access to sample content and for any questions.

Deadline: Friday 5 June 2015, 18:00 BST.

LSE Research Festival 2015 takes place on Thursday 21 May

12 May 2015

Now in its fifth year, this multimedia exhibition showcases films, photographs and posters by researchers at all levels across LSE and beyond. The LSE Research Festival Exhibition takes place on Thursday 21 May 2015 at 5.30pm on the Lower Ground Floor, New Academic Building, LSE.

This year’s exhibition features contributions from Mona Sloane and Catarina Heeckt at LSE Cities. Entry is free and open to all but you can register your interest in attending the event in advance online. You can find out more about the full programme of LSE Research Festival 2015 events here.

Launch of the NCE Cities Sprawl Subsidy Report by LSE Cities

26 March 2015

The paper, ‘Analysis of Public Policies That Unintentionally Encourage and Subsidize Urban Sprawl’, is the last of the studies by LSE Cities for the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate.

The report is written by Todd Litman of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute, and investigates evidence that current development policies result in economically excessive sprawl. It defines sprawl and its alternative, “smart growth,” describes various costs and benefits of sprawl, and estimates their magnitude.

Here is a selection of the media coverage generated by the launch of the report:
Wall Street Journal – The cost of sprawl: More than $1 trillion per year, new report says, Laura Kusisto
Washington Post – The steep costs of living so far apart from each other, Emily Badger
Houston Chronicle – Report: sprawl damaging to health and the economy, Nancy Sarnoff
Inter Press Service – In thrall to the mall crawl and urban sprawl, Kitty Stapp
ClimateWire – Urban sprawl costs US billions annually — report, Manon Verchot
City Lab – How much Sprawl costs America, Tanvi Misra

The paper, ‘Analysis of Public Policies that Unintentionally Encourage and Subsidize Urban Sprawl’, is available to download here.