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17 November | Urbanisation Trends in South Asia: The Case of Karachi
In the past twenty years major urban related changes have taken place in Karachi which are similar to those of other South Asian mega cities. These include the nature and scale of migration; the social and physical change in informal settlements and in the planning and location of new middle and high income ones; the increase in motorized transport; changes in academia, civil society and government thinking, structure and legislation; and the “burden” of past development. The presentation will touch on these issues, their causes, repercussions and what they mean for the future.
29 November | State of European Cities
The State of European Cities Report, 2016 – Cities leading the way to a better future highlights how the unique characteristics of European cities can support European Union priorities of jobs and growth, migration and climate action. Cities boost innovation, embrace people from different backgrounds and reduce our impact on the planet. Cities that operate at the metropolitan scale and have sufficient autonomy and resources can better exploit these urban advantages.
13 December| Roger Madelin in Conversation with Ricky Burdett
Roger Madelin CBE is currently Head of Canada Water Development at The British Land Company and was previously chief executive at Argent. In this LSE Cities Public Dialogue, Roger will discuss his leadership of Argent’s redevelopment of the 67 acre King’s Cross site with Professor Ricky Burdett, Director of LSE Cities.
Past events you may have missed that you can watch online
Conflicts of an Urban Age (Habitat III Side Event)
This panel discussion examined whether spatial planning policy can tame urban growth and what the impacts of urban form are, if any, on productivity, the environment and social inclusion.
Designing the Urban Age (Habitat III Urban Talk)
Ricky Burdett, Joan Clos, Richard Sennett and Saskia Sassen delivered one of three evening Urban Talks, which were central to the official Habitat lll programme