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LSE Cities workshop – Mediating Uncertainty: Information and the Urban

Thursday 11 September 2014 | 14:00-18:00
32 Lincolns Inn Fields, LG.03, London School of Economics and Political Science
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This workshop examines the ways in which knowledge on various aspects of urbanism is produced, gathered, shared, or used by various actors, and how its circulation at once mediates, mitigates and creates urban uncertainty. It also aims to examine how advances in technologies of gathering data, communicating, and networking have influenced and shaped the sphere of urban governance and urban political life in cities, and with what effects.  In the discussion, we will explore how information relates with uncertainty in the urban sphere.

Speakers include:
Jennifer Gabrys, Reader in the Department of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London

Adam Greenfield, Senior Urban Fellow at LSE Cities, London School of Economics and Political Science

Rob Kitchin, Professor and ERC Advanced Investigator in the National Institute of Regional and Spatial Analysis, National University of Ireland Maynooth

Huma Yusuf, Global Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington D.C.

Sobia Ahmad-Kaker, Researcher, LSE Cities, London School of Economics and Political Science

The Urban Uncertainty workshop series is an integral part of LSE Cities’ collaborative investigation into emerging ways of envisioning and governing the future of cities. Each session focuses on a different dimension of urban uncertainty, from health and housing to crime and climate, and brings together scholars from a handful of disciplines whose work converges on common themes.

The event is open to the public but will be kept deliberately small in order to encourage focused conversation. Click here to book your place.

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