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Upcoming Lectures


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(Re)imagining Civil Society Platforms in Athens
Tuesday 11 February 2020 | 18:30-20:00
Summet Valrani Lecture Theatre, Centre Building, Houghton Street, WC2A 2AE

Speakers: Amalia Zepou, Former Vice Mayor for Civil Society and Innovation, Municipality of Athens, and Bloomberg Visiting Fellow in Government Innovation at LSE Cities.

Chair: Savvas Verdis, LSE Cities

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Shaping London
Tuesday 3 March 2020 | 18:30-20:00
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2A 3LJ

Speakers: Ricky Burdett, Director, LSE Cities; Muhammed Butt, Leader, Brent Council; Amica Dall, Founding Director, Assemble;  Georgia Gould, Leader, Camden Council
Chair: Tony Travers, Director, LSE London

Public lecture hosted by LSE Cities and LSE Festival: Shape the World

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Reinventing Paris
Tuesday 21 April 2020 | 18:30-20:00
Auditorium, Centre Building, Houghton Street, WC2A 2AE

Speaker: Jean-Louis Missika, Deputy Mayor of Paris
Respondent: Claire Colomb, Professor of Urban Studies, UCL
Chair: Ricky Burdett, Director, LSE Cities

Public lecture hosted by LSE Cities

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Past Lectures


Smarter London: The role of city government for a digital future
Tuesday 10 December 2019 | 18:30-20:00
Wolfson Theatre, LSE New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2A 3LJ

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

Public lecture hosted by LSE Cities

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Making Connections for Climate Action: urban transport and renewable energy
Thursday 14 November 2019 | 18:30-20:00
LSE Shaw Library, Old Building, Houghton Street, WC2A 2AE

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

Chair: Philipp Rode, Executive Director, LSE Cities

Public lecture hosted by LSE Cities and the Urban Transport Group

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Planning New York
Tuesday 5 November 2019 | 18:30-20:00
LSE Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, 1 Sheffield St, WC2A 2AP

Speaker: Marisa Lago, Director NYC Planning Department
Respondent: Tony Travers, Director, LSE London
Chair: Peter Trubowitz, Director, US Centre, LSE

Public lecture hosted by LSE Cities, LSE School of Public Policy and LSE US Centre

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Led by children: designing an inclusive city
Wednesday 18 September 2019 | -Auditorium, LSE Centre Buildings, Houghton St, WC2A 2AE

Speaker: Erion Vellaj, Mayor of Tirana, Albania
Respondent: Amica Dall
Chair: Ricky Burdett

Public lecture hosted by LSE Cities

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Athens’ Grassroots Regeneration: Reflections from Mayor Georgios Kaminis
Tuesday 2 April 2019 | 18:30-20:00

Speaker: Georgios Kaminis, Mayor of Athens
Respondents: Kevin Featherstone, Myria Georgiou
Chair: Ricky Burdett

Public lecture hosted by Hellenic Observatory and LSE Cities

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Developing Urban Futures
Thursday 28 February 2019 | 19:00-20:00

Speakers: Jo Beall, Ricky Burdett, Alcinda Honwana, Philipp Rode
Chair: Sue Parnell

Public lecture hosted by LSE Cities and LSE Festival: New World (Dis)Orders

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

Speaker: Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago, USA
Moderator: Caroline Daniel

Public lecture hosted by Chicago Council on Global Affairs and LSE Cities

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Political Strategies and Tactics for Transformative Urban Change
Tuesday 12 February 2019 | 18:30-20:00
New Academic Building, LSE

Spearker:  Diane E Davis, Alejandro Echeverri
Chair: Philipp Rode

Public lecture hosted by LSE Cities

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