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Cities, Space and Development Seminars

Cities, Space and Development Series

The Research Seminar in Cities, Space & Development is a series of expert-led discussions, taking place at LSE on Tuesdays 5-6.30pm in the East Building, room EAS 1.68|. The seminars are open to all.

A full list of confirmed topics and speakers for the 2014-15 series is available below. If you have any queries please contact Dr Ryan Centner (r.o.centner@lse.ac.uk|).

2014 – Michaelmas Term

7 October - Professor Jennifer Robinson (Geography, University College London)

Comparative urbanism: Tactics for a more global urban studies

21 October - Dr Thomas Goodfellow (Town & Regional Planning, University of Sheffield)

Seeing the city as a political settlement: a framework for comparative research with evidence from East Africa

28 October - Dr Antoine Paccoud (Geography & Environment, London School of Economics)

Gentrification and migrant trajectories: A view from London

18 November - Dr Kristin Skrabut (Geography & Environment, London School of Economics)

Multi-house homes: Aspiration, abandonment, and contingent time in Peru’s urban periphery

25 November - Dr Alan Mace (Geography & Environment, London School of Economics)

Suburban decline in the shadow of strong centres: The limits of the shrinking city

2 December - Dr Alex Jeffrey (Geography, University of Cambridge)

Using courts to build states: Law and citizenship in Bosnia-Herzegovina

9 December - Dr Alex Schafran (Geography, University of Leeds)

Debating urban studies in 23 steps

2015 – Lent Term

20 January - Dr Claire Colomb and Professor John Tomaney (Planning, University College London)

Shaping territory in Scotland, Catalonia and Flanders: Spatial planning and contemporary debates about devolution and independence in comparative perspective

27 January - Dr Nicholas de Genova (Geography, King’s College London)

The migrant metropolis: Borders and migration as problems for urban theory and research

3 February - Dr Austin Zeiderman (Geography & Environment, London School of Economics)

Endangered city: The politics of security in Bogotá

10 February - Professor Sarah Radcliffe (Geography, University of Cambridge)

Postneoliberal Ecuador: Development visions and social imaginaries

17 February - Professor Wendy Larner (Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol)

Gendering co-production

24 February - Dr Chandra Morrison (Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London)

Disputing public images: Graffiti art and participatory urbanisms in Santiago de Chile

3 March - Dr Claire Mercer (Geography & Environment, London School of Economics)

Postcolonial Suburbs

10 March - Professor Martin Müller (Geography, University of Zürich)

Event seizure: the World Cup 2018 and Russia’s illusive quest for modernisation


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