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LSE Cities’ forthcoming public lectures 2014

Adam Greenfield, A City Worth Fighting For
Tuesday 16 September 18.30 – 20.00
Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, London School of Economics and Political Science

This lecture will present research undertaken as part of Adam Greenfield’s 9 month fellowship at LSE Cities.

In Greenfield’s pamphlet ‘Against the smart city’, named one of Verso’s top books of 2013, Greenfield calls the predominating neoliberal vision of technologised urbanity into the sharpest question. In this new talk, he lays out the contours of a networked urbanism that responds to an entirely different set of prerogatives — one that is participatory, adaptive, inherently resilient, and just.

Adam Greenfield, Senior Urban Fellow, LSE Cities

Leo Hollis, Senior Editor, Verso Books

Judy Wajcman, Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics and Political Science

This lecture is free and open to the public, no booking necessary.

The Twitter hashtag for this event is #LSEBarricades

Photo credits: City Worth-website by el Campo de Cebada, Madrid

Lighting the Local
Monday 22 September 10.15 – 12.00
Room 9.04, Research Centre Meeting Suite, 9th Floor LSE Tower 2

Public lecture hosted by Configuring Light

Urban lighting is becoming increasingly crucial for place making. The questions which are raised for city street lighting are many and complex: lighting functions as a critical aspect of way-finding at night, helping create pathways through the city and also plays a role in crime prevention and security. Simultaneously, local specificities play an important role as city lighting sets an ambience that enhances a sense of place and can support city branding.

This panel discussion questions how to think about public lighting and the specifics of certain localities by presenting and discussing Configuring Light’s social research study of the lighting master plan for the city of Derby. The panel will be chaired by LSE Cities’ Fran Tonkiss and will comprise Pranali Parikh of Derby council, Satu Streatfield of Speirs+Major as well we Don Slater of the Configuring Light/Staging the Social research team and will discuss the role social research can play in understanding the city uses and users at night and how this can feed into the public lighting design process.

Coffee will be served from 9.30am with the panel discussion starting at 10.30am.

Free and open to the public but booking essential. Click here to book your place.


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