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Recent podcasts

Smarter London: the role of city government for a digital future
Tuesday 10 December 2019

Speaker: Theo Blackwell, Chief Digital Officer, Mayor of London's Office
Respondent: Léan Doody, Associate Director & Europe Digital Property and Smart Cities Leader, Arup

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Making Connections for Climate Action: Urban transport and renewable energy

Thursday 14 November 2019

Speakers: Florian Bieberbach, Chief Executive Officer of Stadtwerke München; 
Juliet Davenport, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Good Energy 
Respondents: Rasita Chudasama, Principal Transport Planner at Nottingham City Council; Keith Townsend, Corporate Director of Environment and Regeneration at Islington Council

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Previous podcasts

2019

Led by Children: Designing an Inclusive City
Wednesday 18 September 2019

Speaker: Erion Veliaj, Mayor of Tirana, Albania

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Athens' Grassroots Regeneration: Reflections from Mayor Georgios Kamini
Tuesday 02 April 2019

Speaker: Georgios Kaminis, Mayor of Athens, Greece

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Contradictions in Contemporary Urbanisation: Cities of the Arabian Peninsula
Monday 11 March 2019

Speakers: Harvey Molotch, Davide Ponzini

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Developing Urban Futures
Thursday 28 February 2019

Speakers: Jo Beall; Ricky Burdett; Alcinda Honwana; Philipp Rode

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The Role of Cities in a Global Economy
Tuesday 19 February 2019

Speaker: Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago, USA

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Political Strategies and Tactics for Transformative Urban Change
Tuesday 12 February 2019

Speakers: Diane E Davis, Alejandro Echeverri

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2018

City Planning in the Digital Age
Tuesday 11 December 2018

Speaker: Peter Madden

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Palaces for the People 
Wednesday 10 October 2018

Speaker: Eric Klinenberg

Hosted by the Centre for London and LSE Cities

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Shaping Cities in an Urban Age (London)
Wednesday 26 September 2018 | 18:30-20:00

Speakers: Eduarda La Rocque; Saskia Sassen; Nicholas Stern

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Kengo Kuma on architecture and identity
Saturday 23 June 2019

Speaker: Kengo Kuma

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Governing Compact Cities
Monday 18 June 2018
Book launch hosted by LSE Cities

Speaker: Philipp Rode

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India's Smart Cities Agenda
Tuesday 5 June 2018

Speakers: Jagan Shah; Ricky Burdett

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Transforming Nigeria’s urban agenda
Tuesday 17 April 2018

Speakers: Babatunde Fashola; Ricky Burdett

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Democratic lives in the 21st century
Monday 16 April 2018

Speakers: Helen Clark; Yves Leterme; Darrell Bradley; Tony Travers; Helena Zaum; Michael McQuarrie

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Too Big: Rebuild by Design’s Transformative Response to Climate Change
Tuesday 10 April 2018

Speaker: Henk Ovink; Jo da Silva; Philipp Rode

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City ambition: Why we need it, what it looks like, how we get there
Monday 9 April 2018

Speakers: James Anderson; Ricky Burdett

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Building and Dwelling: ethics for the city
Tuesday 20 March 2018
Book launch hosted by LSE Cities

Speakers: Richard Sennett; Edwin Heathcote, Ricky Burdett

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Migration and the city
Tuesday 6 March 2018
Book launch hosted by LSE Cities

Speakers: Ash Amin; Victoria Redclift; Ricky Burdett

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Getting Ahead of the Curve: addressing housing needs in rapidly growing cities
Friday 23 February 2018

Speakers: Rubbina Carruna; Paul Collier; Paida Hlambelo; Priya Manwaring

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At the Limits of Urban Theory: Racial Banishment in the Contemporary City
Tuesday 13 February 2018

Speakers: Ananya Roy; Ricky Burdett

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Resource Urbanisms London report launch
Tuesday 23 January 2018

Speakers: Philipp Rode; Roby Dodge; Roudaina Al Khani; David Green

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2017

Citymakers: The Culture and Craft of Practical Urbanism
Tuesday 5 December 2017

Speaker: Cassim Shepard

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The New Urban Crisis
Monday 9 October 2017

Speaker: Richard Florida

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High Streets for All
Thursday 28 September 2017

Speakers: Jules Pipe; Ricky Burdett; Dan Ebanks; Suzanne Hall; Jim Hubbard; Debbie Jackson; Holly Lewis

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Innovation, Governance, Technology – are they connected?
Wednesday 13 September 2017

Speakers: Rohan Silva; Ricky Burdett

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A Place for All People
Wednesday 6 September 2017

Speakers: Richard Rogers; Amanda Levete; Alan Yentob; Ricky Burdett

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Good Growth by Design – A Vision for London
Monday 10 July 2017

Speakers: Sadiq Khan; Tony Travers; Ricky Burdett; Sadie Morgan; Jackie Sadek

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Radical Technologies: The design of everyday life
Tuesday 6 June 2017

Speakers: Adam Greenfield; Philipp Rode

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London 2050: Rethinking Long-Term Planning
Tuesday 4 April 2017

Speakers: Isabel Dedring; Tony Travers

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The Well-Tempered City
Tuesday 28 March 2017

Speakers: Jonathan F.P. Rose; Richard Sennett

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Vienna: An Open City in Divisive Times
Tuesday 14 March 2017

Speakers: Maria Vassilakou; Suzanne Hall; Savvas Verdis

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London: Bike city? LSE Literary Festival discussion
Saturday 25 February 2017

Speakers: Rachel Aldred; Emily Chappell; Michael Hutchinson; James Spackman

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Urban Governance and the New Urban Agenda: Implications for Governments
Tuesday 14 February 2017

Speakers: Philipp Rode; Tony Travers; Henk Ovink; Sue Parnell; Clare Short

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The Quito Papers: towards the open city (London)
Tuesday 31 January 2017

Speakers: Ricky Burdett; Saskia Sassen; Richard Sennett; Wendy Pullan

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Building Knowledge
Tuesday 24 January 2017

Speakers: Anupama Kundoo; Shumi Bose; Ricky Burdett

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2016

Violence and the City in the Modern Middle East
Wednesday 5 October 2016

Speaker: Nelida Fuccaro

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The Emergence of the Urban Entrepreneur
Tuesday 6 September 2016

Speaker: Boyd Cohen

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Tania Bruguera and Saskia Sassen: In Conversation
Thursday 18 August 2016

Speakers: Tania Bruguera, Saskia Sassen

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Queering the African City: Johannesburg and Nairobi 
Thursday 2 June 2016

Speaker: Mark Gevisser

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Protect and Develop
Thursday 5 May 2016

Speaker: David Chipperfield

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The World’s Climate Capital? COP21 and the Greening of Paris
Tuesday 15 March 2016

Speaker: Célia Blauel

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The Future City: cruel or consoling Utopia? LSE Cities Literary Festival discussion
Saturday 27 February 2016

Speakers: Darran Anderson, Matthew Beaumont, Rachel Cooper. Richard Sennett

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Detroit Rising? Crisis, Bankruptcy, and Reinvention
Tuesday 12 January 2016

Speaker: Thomas Sugrue

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2015

Narratives of Inclusion: Can cities help us live together?
Thursday 3 December 2015
An event of the Urban Age Global Debates series hosted by Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft and LSE Cities

Speakers: Suketu Mehta; Richard Sennett

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Designing Urban Infrastructure: Investing for now or tomorrow?
Thursday 26 November 2015

Speaker; Norman Foster

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The Politics of Equity: Who owns the city?
Wednesday 25 November 2015

Speaker: Saskia Sassen

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Steering Urban Growth: Can planning and architecture manage?
Monday 23 November 2015

Speakers: Alejandro Aravena, Joan Clos

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Confronting Climate Change: Can cities be the solution?
Thursday 19 November 2015

Speakers: Karen C. Seto, Nicholas Stern

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New Urban Diversities: London perspectives
Thursday 22 October 2015

Speakers: Suzanne Hall, Emma Jackson, Susanne Wessendorf

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Ordinary Streets - film launch
Tuesday 6 October 2015
Film screening and discussion hosted by LSE Cities

Speakers: Suzanne Hall, Myfanwy Taylor, Sophie Yetton

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The Happiness of Cities
Wednesday 20 May 2015

Speaker: Ed Glaeser

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Designing the Urban Commons: Lessons from the Field
Wednesday 25 March 2015

Speakers: Assembly SE8 , Atelier d'architecture autogérée , Public Works Group

Theatrum Mundi launches ideas competition Designing the Urban Commons, with an evening of provocations and discussion

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An urbanising world: triumph or tragedy?
Wednesday 25 February 2015

Speaker: Herbert Girardet

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Better Growth, Better Climate: cities and the new climate economy
Thursday 29 January 2015

Speaker: Philipp Rode

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Managing Disruption, Avoiding Disaster and Growing Stronger in an Unpredictable World 
Monday 19 January 2015

Speaker: Judith Rodin

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2014

Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space
Thursday 11 December 2014

Speaker: Keller Easterling

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Democracy, decency and devolution
Monday 8 December 2014

Speaker: Tessa Jowell

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Melbourne Unplugged
Wednesday 5 November 2014

Speaker: Rob Adams

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Peripheral Urbanisation
Thursday 23 October 2014

Speaker: Teresa Caldeira

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A City Worth Fighting For
Tuesday 16 September 2014

Speakers: Adam Greenfield; Leo Hollis; Judy Wajcman

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Space for Architecture
Monday 16 June 2014

Speakers: Sheila O’Donnell; John Tuomey; Ricky Burdett

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Saskia Sassen: Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy
Tuesday 13 May 2014

Speaker: Saskia Sassen

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City Religion Capitalism  
Thursday 3 April 2014 to Saturday 5 April 2014

Speakers: José Casanova, David Chipperfield, Alexander Kluge, Angelika Neuwirth, Saskia Sassen, Richard Sennett, Joseph Vogl

An event hosted by Haus der Kulturen der Welt in partnership with Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft and LSE Cities

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2013

The Metropolitan Revolution: Perspectives from US cities
Tuesday 29 October 2013

Speaker: Bruce Katz

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Global migration and urban renewal
Thursday 10 October 2013

Speakers: Philip Kasinitz, Michael Keith;; Rob Berkeley; Tim Finch; Sharon Zukin; Mike Savage

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From Response to Resilience: the role of the engineer in disaster risk reduction 
Tuesday 4 June 2013

Respondent: Jo da Silva

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Healthy African Cities
Thursday 7 March 2013

Speakers: Gora Mboup; Vanessa Watson; Ama de Graft Aikins

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Land of the Seven Rivers: A brief history of India's geography
Thursday 17 January 2013 to Tuesday 15 January 2013
Book launch of the LSE Cities public lectures series hosted by Asia Research Centre, India Observatory and LSE Cities

Speaker: Sanjeev Sanyal; Anshu Jain

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2012

City, street and citizen: the measure of the ordinary
Tuesday 12 June 2012
Book launch hosted by LSE Cities and LSE Sociology Forum

Speakers: Suzanne Hall; Caroline Knowles; Claire Alexander

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The architecture of the Olympics
Tuesday 15 May 2012

Speakers: Andy Altman, Ricky Burdett, Jim Eyre, Jim Heverin, Michael Taylor

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Rebel Cities: the urbanisation of class struggle
Thursday 10 May 2012

Speaker: David Harvey

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The return of the subject
Monday 30 April 2012

Speakers: Ash Amin, Michel Wieviorka

Book launch hosted by LSE Cities

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Under the cranes: literature, film and the city
3 March 2012

Speakers: Michael Rosen; Emma-Louise

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2011

Urban regeneration and social sustainability
Wednesday 29 June 2011

Speakers: Andrea Colantonio; Tim Dixon; Brian Field, Jan Olbrycht 

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Living in the endless city
Monday 6 June 2011

Speakers: Ricky Burdett, Joan Clos, Gareth Jones, Çağlar Keyder, Saskia Sassen, Richard Sennett, Deyan Sudjic When

Book launch hosted by LSE Cities

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The architecture of social investment
Friday 20 May 2011

Public lecture hosted by LSE Cities and LSE Venezuelan Society

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Distance and cities: where do we stand?
Thursday 19 May 2011

Speakers: Gerald Frug, Asher Ghertner, Patrik Schumacher, Richard Sennett, Fran Tonkiss, Larry

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Cities and climate change
Monday 28 March 2011

Speaker: Joan Clos,  Under Secretary General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Habitat

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A vision for the next urban economy: from macro to metro
Thursday 24 March 2011

Speakers: Ricky Burdett, Bruce Katz

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African urbanism 
Wednesday 26 January 2011

Speaker: Edgar Pieterse

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The Naked City
Monday 17 January 2011

Speaker: Sharon Zukin

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Politics, power, cities
Tuesday 11 January 2011

Speaker: Enrique Peñalosa, Mayor of  Bogotá, Colombia

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2010

Lagos: confronting change in a global megacity
Friday 19 November 2010

Speaker: Babatunde Fashola

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Cities under siege: the new military urbanism
Monday 7 June 2010

Speaker: Stephen Graham

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Mexico City: inclusive actions towards sustainability
Wednesday 2 June 2010

Speaker: Marcelo Ebrard

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Climate change: the city solution
Tuesday 1 June 2010

Speaker: Ritt Bjerregaard, Mayor of Copenhagen, Denmark

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

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Beirut normal
Tuesday 25 May 2010

Speaker: Hashim Sarkis

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Kinetic city: designing for informality in Mumbai
Tuesday 18 May 2010

Speaker: Rahul Mehrotra

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2009

Cities, design and climate change
Tuesday 17 November 2009

Speakers: Saskia Sassen, Richard Sennett

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Urban technologies and the environment
Wednesday 14 October 2009

Speaker: Peter Head

Public lecture of the Cities and the environment series hosted by Urban Age in partnership with Ove Arup Foundation

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Architecture as investment: New forms of social equity
Monday 27 April 2009

Speaker: Alejandro Aravena 

Public lecture hosted by Urban Age in partnership with Monocle

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2008

The politics of mobility
Tuesday 18 November 2008

Speaker: Peter Hendy, Commissioner of Transport for London

Public lecture of the Understanding cities series hosted by Urban Age.

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London in a global context
Tuesday 21 October 2008

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