Urban Age Shaping Cities is jointly organised by LSE Cities at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Deutsche Bank’s Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft and hosted by La Biennale di Venezia in partnership with the United Nations’ Habitat III.A Special Project of the International Architecture Exhibition 2016 realised by La Biennale di Venezia. Curated by LSE Cities, it is part of the Urban Age programme and has been developed in the context of Habitat III. It opened to the public from May 28th
The Urban Age Programme, jointly organised with Deutsche Bank’s Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft, is an international investigation of the spatial and social dynamics of cities centred on an annual conference, research initiative and publication. Since 2005, over ten conferences have been held in rapidly urbanising regions in Africa and Asia, as well as in mature urban regions in the Americas and Europe. As an event, the Urban Age catalyses the exchange of information, experiences and data across a global network of cities. The conferences operate as mobile laboratories, testing and sampling the social and physical characteristics of global cities through expert presentations and testimonials, research, site visits, mapping and informal information exchange.