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Research vacancy and upcoming LSE Cities public events

Job alert

Research Officer, Urban Age Programme

LSE Cities is seeking to appoint a Research Officer to work on the next phase of the Urban Age Programme, focusing primarily on African cities. For further information, please see the job description and the person specification. To apply, please go to If you have any queries about applying please email The closing date is 17th March 2017 (23:59 GMT).


Public events

14 March | Vienna: An Open City in Divisive Times
Public lecture hosted by LSE Cities

Vienna’s “Step 2025” Urban Development Plan defines the city as “cosmopolitan”, viewing “the diversity of its population as a key development factor that will continue to render the city attractive for talented people from all over the world, international investment, pioneering research institutions and international organisations.” The city’s Deputy-Mayor, Maria Vassilakou, is a leading advocate of this vision. In an LSE Cities public lecture followed by a discussion chaired by Savvas Verdis, Senior Research Fellow at LSE Cities, Vassilakou will explore the challenges of governing a cosmopolitan city in a divisive political climate, while also outlining Vienna’s wider environmental and social agenda.

28 March | The Well-Tempered City
Book launch hosted by LSE Cities

In this book launch, Jonathan F. P. Rose will discuss how the rapidly changing times in which we are living – the mega trends of climate change, biodiversity loss, population growth, inequality, urbanisation, globalisation, and financial influence – affect every city in the world. The talk will begin by describing the mega trends, and then the concept of temperament. Drawing first from the emergence of ancient cities, and then discussing contemporary cities, the talk  will then cover five themes to create more adaptive cities: Coherence, Circularity, Resilience, Community and Compassion. The event will be chaired by Richard Sennett, Centennial Professor of Sociology at LSE and University Professor of the Humanities at NYU.

4 April | London 2050: Rethinking Long-Term Planning
Public lecture hosted by LSE Cities

In this public lecture, Isabel Dedring will present new ideas for strategic, long term planning in cities against the backdrop of the London Infrastructure Plan 2050. Isabel, who formerly served as the Mayor of London’s Deputy Mayor for Transport and is currently Arup’s Global Transport Leader, will combine the London experience with new insights from cities globally. The lecture will focus on questions of integrating land use, urban form and infrastructure provision, while addressing the political tension between short term election cycles and the continuity required for long term planning. The event will be chaired by Tony Travers, Director of LSE London.

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