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LSE Cities events, scholarships | Richard Sennett, Bloomberg Philanthropies and new books

LSE Cities hosts a wide range of free events in London and internationally. For ticketing information, please see each event page.
20 March | Building and Dwelling: ethics for the city
Book launch hosted by LSE Cities
To celebrate the launch of his new book, Richard Sennett OBE, Professor of Sociology at LSE and one of the world’s leading thinkers about the urban environment draws on his intimate engagement with city life to form a bold and original vision for the future of cities.
09 April | Governing innovative cities
Public lecture hosted by LSE Cities
The constraints and demands under which cities operate are continually changing. James Anderson, who leads the Government Innovation programs at Bloomberg Philanthropies, will share his experience helping city leaders solve their most vexing challenges through innovation, data and evidence, and collaboration.
10 April | Too Big: Rebuild by Design’s Transformative Response to Climate Change
Book launch hosted by LSE Cities
Too Big, authored by Henk Ovink and Jelte Boeijenga, tells the inside story of the American federal response in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The late 2012 storm that ravaged the New York-New Jersey region revealed the true physical and social vulnerabilities that all coastal cities face.
16 April | Democratic lives in the 21st century
Panel discussion hosted by Commonwealth Local Government ForumInternational IDEA and LSE Cities
Globalisation, geo-political power shifts, the changing role and structure of governments and institutions, the rise of populism and new technologies that mediate the political process have all contributed to anxieties around how cities and nations are governed. This panel will explore what impacts governance innovations have on the way our societies are governed and how to ensure key democratic value systems are protected.

Bloomberg Scholarships for Public Service

The Bloomberg Scholarships for Public Service offers fee support to Executive MSc in Cities applicants. The scheme is open to applicants currently employed in the public sector. Awards of up to £32,376 towards the cost of 2018/19 tuition are available. The deadline to apply is 24 April 2018.

The Bloomberg Scholarships for Public Service are funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

The Executive MSc in Cities is an 18-month part-time programme for urban professionals who want to understand and deliver change in their cities. Applications are currently being accepted for September 2018. Visit our website for more information, or email

Urban Age Scholarships Deadline Extension

The deadline to apply to the Urban Age Scholarships, which offers fee support of up to £15,000 to Executive MSc in Cities applicants working in the public, private and third sectors, has been extended to 24 April 2018.


New books by LSE Cities

The Quito Papers and the New Urban Agenda
The battle for sustainable development will be won or lost in cities. Preview the introduction on the forces shaping 21st century urbanisation. If you want to keep reading, you can use this 20% discount code when buying via Routledge (FLR40).
Governing Compact Cities
Philipp Rode draws on empirical evidence from London and Berlin to examine how urban policymakers, professionals and stakeholders have worked across disciplinary silos, geographic scales and different time horizons since the early 1990s.

Other news you may have missed:

Podcast | At the Limits of Urban Theory: Racial Banishment in the Contemporary City

Podcast | Migration and the city

Podcast | Building and Dwelling: ethics for the city

New journal article on governing urban accessibility published

LSE Cities provides advisory for new C40 report

LSE awarded Queen’s Anniversary Prize for work on cities


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