Urban studies and research at LSE
Urban at LSE is a portal for masters and doctoral teaching and for research activities on cities and urban issues across LSE. It aims to provide a resource for faculty, researchers and graduate students across the School, as well as an overview of urban teaching and research at LSE for prospective students and other visitors.
As an international centre of excellence in the social sciences, LSE has a long-standing commitment to an innovative understanding of urban society. LSE has a distinctive concentration of urban specialists in a number of disciplinary areas, and is an unrivalled centre for postgraduate study in the area of city design, urban and regional planning, urbanisation and development, and the economic, social, political and policy aspects of contemporary urban life. LSE Cities invests in multidisciplinary research within the LSE by providing seed funds and hosting fellows and visitors.
LSE researchers bring together a range of disciplinary expertise to link the urban social sciences with the design and governance of cities, urban infrastructure, environment and development, with a unique concentration of urban specialists in different subject areas - economics, geography and environment, government, international development, social policy, and sociology - and in key research centres and institutes.