Urban Age: Governing Urban Futures has carried out new research on governance systems, published for the first time in the Data section of this newspaper, alongside essays by experts and commentators on the major theoretical, political and environmental issues faced by cities in India and internationally.The Innovation in Europe’s Cities report was launched in London on the 4 February. Throughout 2014, researchers from LSE Cities provided input to Bloomberg Philanthropies on the political and demographic make-up of selected European cities, and carried out an objective assessment of the level of innovation shown by the shortlisted proposals.
LSE Cities’ annual conference brings together international and local expert essays on topical themes relating to 21st century urbanism. It has published two compendiums based on the Urban Age conferences with Phaidon, The Endless City (2008) and Living in the Endless City (2011), and several research reports, including as coordinating authors for the ‘Buildings’ and ‘Cities’ chapters for the UNEP’s recent publication on the Green Economy. Further book projects developing the work on the Next Urban Economy and Cities, Health and Well-being are underway, and the centre’s work is also forthcoming in several articles with respected journals.