Urban Age Global Debates

LSE Cities and Deutsche Bank’s Alfred Herrhausen Society, in association with Guardian Cities, held a series of public Global Debates to celebrate ten years of the Urban Age programme. The debates discussed five core themes that have been the focus of research and debate at the Urban Age since 2005. These included the role that cities play in high-level international and national policy debates on climate change, sustainability and infrastructure, to more grounded concerns on how to regulate, design and manage cities and neighbourhoods that are more inclusive, tolerant and open.

Speakers included leading environmental and urban experts, mayors and policy-makers, architects, writers, sociologists and urban thinkers who will offer a global perspective on the social and spatial dynamics of 21st century urbanisation. The Urban Age Global Debates were open to the public and took place in the Sheikh Zayed Lecture Theatre at the London School of Economics.

Programme

Confronting Climate Change: can cities be the solution?
Thursday 19 November 6.30 – 8.00pm
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Steering Urban Growth: can planning and architecture manage?
Monday 23 November 6.30 – 8.00pm
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The Politics of Equity: who owns the city?
Wednesday 25 November 6.30 – 8.00pm
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Designing Urban Infrastructure: investing for now or tomorrow?
Thursday 26 November 6.30 – 8.00pm
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Narratives of Inclusion: can cities help us live together?
Thursday 3 December 6.30 – 8.00pm
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