Shaping Cities in an Urban Age

Hosted by LSE Cities

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building


Eduarda La Rocque

Eduarda La Rocque

Professor Saskia Sassen

Professor Saskia Sassen

Professor Lord Stern

Professor Lord Stern


Professor Ricky Burdett

Professor Ricky Burdett

Drawing on a range of contemporary urban experiences included in a new book, Shaping Cities in an Urban Age, the panel discussion will explore the dynamics and challenges of urban change.

Three of the authors included in the new LSE Cities publication Shaping Cities in an Urban Age will draw on a range of contemporary urban experiences to explore the dynamics and challenges of urban change.

Shaping Cities in an Urban Age, edited by Ricky Burdett and Philipp Rode, is the third book produced by the Urban Age project, a global investigation into the future of cities. Essays by leading experts in their fields, data highlighting dramatic instances of urban change and comparing cities today, and full-page colour photographs describe in detail the challenges and opportunities of contemporary city-making.

Eduarda La Rocque is president of Pereira Passos Institute of the City Hall of the Rio de Janeiro (IPP).

Saskia Sassen (@SaskiaSassen) is Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University and co-chairs its Committee on Global Thought.

Nicholas Stern (@lordstern1) is the IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government and Chairman of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.

Ricky Burdett (@burdettr) is Professor of Urban Studies at the London School of Economics (LSE), and director of LSE Cities and the Urban Age project.

LSE Cities (@LSECities) is an international centre carrying out research, education and outreach in the urban field. 

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #ShapingCities 

This event forms part of the “New World (Dis)Orders” series, held in the run up to the LSE Festival, a week-long series of events taking place from 25 February to 2 March 2019, free to attend and open to all, exploring how social science can tackle global issues. How did we get here? What are the challenges? And, importantly, how can we address them? Full programme available online from January 2019.


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