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Presentations from Urban Age Governing Urban Futures now live

After a successful 13th Urban Age conference in Delhi, the debate as to who and how we should govern to secure good urban futures continues. There has already been significant press coverage and we hope the conversation will continue in thought pieces, blogs and comments scattered across the Internet.

If you missed the conference you can watch keynote presentations from the over 70 contributors on our Urban Age YouTube Channel, browse speaker presentation slides, download the conference newspaper, which includes over 20 texts, or browse our new data section.

Essays by Richard Sennett  on ‘Coping with Disorder’, Ananya Roy on ‘The Land Question’, Gerald Frug on ‘Who decides’ and Saskia Sassen on ‘Who owns the City?’ accompany research-based papers by Austin Zeiderman on ‘Fluid Futures’ in Colombia, Sobie Ahmad Kaker on ‘Circulating Uncertainties’ in Karachi and Jonathan Silver’s investigation on ‘Wasted Infrastructures’ in Uganda, Edgar Pieterse on Johannesburg’s ‘Corridors of Freedom’ and Charles Correa’s call for greater ‘Accountability and Governance’ in Indian cities.

About the conference
Organised by LSE Cities at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Deutsche Bank’s Alfred Herrhausen Society, the 2014 Urban Age conference investigated the link between urban governance and our capacities to engage with and shape the future development of cities. The conference, hosted in partnership with the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), was held in Delhi on 14-15 November 2014 and acted as a platform for exchange and debate amongst over 350 policy-makers, academics, business leaders, urban designers, architects, and representatives of NGOs and local community groups. It built on the Urban Age network established through previous conferences held since 2005 in New York, Shanghai, Mexico City, Johannesburg, Berlin, Mumbai, São Paulo, Istanbul, Chicago, Hong Kong, London and Rio de Janeiro.

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