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Starting tomorrow: Urban Age City Transformations Conference

This week the world’s top urbanists gather in Rio de Janeiro for City Transformations, the twelfth Urban Age conference.

Organised by LSE Cities at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Deutsche Bank’s Alfred Herrhausen Society, in partnership with Prefeitura do Rio de Janeiro and Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, the 2013 Urban Age conference will investigate the impact of large scale urban development projects on the social, economic, political and physical make-up of cities.

Watch the conference online

The two-day event will be live-streamed free of charge at LSE Cities’ conference microsite,, from 8.30am BRST (Rio de Janeiro) / 11.30am BST (London), on Thursday 24 October 2013, and throughout Thursday and Friday.

You can now browse the full programme for the event online. Please note that the listed times are BRST (Rio de Janeiro), which is BST (London) -3 hours.

Read the conference newspaper

LSE Cities have published a conference newspaper, City Transformations, to coincide with the event. The newspaper features essays from authors including Richard Sennett, David Harvey, Enrique Peñalosa and Deyan Sudjic, alongside an extensive data section, providing a range of data for twelve global cities including urban size and growth rates, inequality, murder rates, water consumption and CO2 emissions. The newspaper is available to download online.

Join the conversation on Twitter

The Twitter hashtag for the conference is #UARio. The event will be live-tweeted by the LSE Review of Books (@LSEReviewBooks), and the LSE Cities (@LSECities ) and Alfred Herrhausen Society (@AHS_Berlin) web teams.

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