Upcoming free public events hosted by LSE Cities at the LSE.
06 September | The Emergence of the Urban Entrepreneur
Cities are increasingly dominating the economic stage on a global level. Boyd Cohen’s The Emergence of the Urban Entrepreneur examines the emergence of entrepreneurship and innovation as a primarily urban phenomenon.
05 October | Violence and the City in the Modern Middle East
Nelida Fuccaro launches her book exploring violence in the public lives of modern Middle Eastern cities, approaching violence as an individual and collective experience, a historical event, and an urban process. The essays included in this volume reflect the diversity of Middle Eastern urbanism from the eighteenth to the late twentieth centuries.
12 October | Next Steps for the Northern Powerhouse
Former Chief Economist at Goldman Sachs and current Minister at the Treasury Lord O’Neill will speak about Next Steps for the Northern Powerhouse.
25 October | In Defense of Housing
David Madden and Peter Marcuse explore the causes and consequences of the London housing crisis and possible solutions in their new book, In Defense of Housing.
03 November | Kuwait Transformed: A History of Oil and Urban Life
In Kuwait Transformed, Farah Al-Nakib connects the city’s past and present. The history that emerges reveals how decades of urban planning, suburbanisation, and privatisation have eroded an open, tolerant society and given rise to the insularity, xenophobia, and divisiveness that characterise Kuwaiti social relations today.
Missed a talk?
LSE Cities posts podcasts of many of the talks we host on our past events page. Most recently, Tania Bruguera and Saskia Sassen In Conversation.