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Reminder: LSE Cities events next week

Exhibition: Urban Lightscapes / Social Nightscapes
Opening Reception: 27 January 2015, 7.30pm
Exhibition dates: 27 January – 20 February 2015

Atrium Gallery, London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE

URBAN LIGHTSCAPES/SOCIAL NIGHTSCAPES is an exhibition of photographs, videos and documents that showcase a five-day workshop around lighting design and social research. The workshop was hosted by the LSE Cities research programme Configuring Light/Staging the Social in collaboration with the Social Light Movement and Peabody.

The URBAN LIGHTSCAPES/SOCIAL NIGHTSCAPES workshop took place on Peabody’s Whitecross estate in Islington, London, in October 2014 and piloted the practical integration of social research into the public lighting design process. Twenty five lighting design professionals, architects and planners from eleven countries participated in social research training and lighting design exercises to develop new public lighting design interventions for the estate based on social research.

Watch the Urban Lightscapes/Social Nightscapes teaser here.

The exhibition will run from 27 January – 20 February 2015. The exhibition and opening reception is free and open to the public, no booking necessary.

For more information please visit our website here:

URBAN LIGHTSCAPES/SOCIAL NIGHTSCAPES was funded by LSE HEIF5 Knowledge Exchange and Impact funding. Technical sponsorship and support has kindly been provided by iGuzzini.

Thursday 29 January 2015
LSE Works public lecture | Better Growth, Better Climate: cities and the new climate economy
18.30-20.00, Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE, 99 Aldwych, WC2B 4JF

Speakers: Graham Floater, Director, NCE Cities Research Programme; Principal Research Fellow, LSE and Philipp Rode, Executive Director, LSE Cities; Co-Director of the NCE Cities Research Programme
Respondent: Dimitri Zenghelis, Co-Head Climate Policy, Grantham Research Institute, LSE
Chair: Fran Tonkiss, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Cities Programme, LSE

This event is structured around research for the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate and the cities workstream of the Commission’s New Climate Economy (NCE) project which LSE Cities is leading. This LSE Works public lecture will feature some of the core findings and arguments that were recently published in the first NCE publication ‘Better growth, better climate’ and position the role of cities as part of a global green economy transition.

Free and open to the public, no booking necessary. For more information please visit our website here.

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