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LSE Cities upcoming public events | Citymakers and more

LSE Cities hosts a wide range of free events in London and internationally. 

05 December | Citymakers: The Culture and Craft of Practical Urbanism

Book launch hosted by LSE Cities

How is a city made today? In his new book, Citymakers: The Culture and Craft of Practical Urbanism, Cassim Shepard argues that it’s not just the top-down planners, architects and elected officials and bottom-up community groups that shape our cities, but the large and unheralded group in between. Chaired by Julia King, Research Officer at LSE Cities, the event will extend Shepard’s case study of New York to London. Panellists Holly Lewis, co-founder of We Made That and Sven Mündner, an independent consultant for Public Realm strategy and delivery, will join the speaker to discuss the possibilities and necessity of new methods of engagement for a more equitable and sustainable future for cities.

If you are interested in attending this event please register for a free ticket.

Thinking ahead? Look out for free tickets to these events in the New Year:

23 January | Resource Urbanisms London report launch

Report launch hosted by LSE Cities and Middle East Centre

Based on a new research report comparing Asia’s divergent city models of Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, Singapore and Hong Kong, this talk will focus on the relationship of land and energy resources with city form, urban dwelling and mobility.

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

Public lecture hosted by LSE Cities

Professor Ananya Roy of UCLA Luskin uses the case study of Los Angeles to argue for a new conceptual repertoire for urban studies that contends with the legacies of white liberalism and the race question.

06 March | Migration and the city

Book launch hosted by LSE Cities and LSE Sociology

This event explores the relationship between cities, migrants and brutal migration systems. The event also launches The Sage Handbook of the 21st Century City.

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Urban Africa research seminar series

Marco Di Nunzio, Urban Age Research Officer at LSE Cities, will chair the first in a series of research seminar series hosted by LSE Cities on Urban Africa at 4pm on 23 November 2017. If you’d like to join these and others, please contact

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