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Geography & Environment

London School of Economics & Political Science

Houghton Street

London WC2A 2AE

 

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Undergraduate enquiries
Lee Mager
a.l.mager@lse.ac.uk|
+44 (0)20 7955 7903

 

Graduate enquiries
Sam Colegate
s.colegate@lse.ac.uk|
+44 (0)20 7955 6089
(MSc Environment & Development; MSc Environmental Economics & Climate Change; MSc Environmental Policy & Regulation)

 

Tom Ireland
t.ireland@lse.ac.uk|
+44 (0)20 7955 7496
(MSc Human Geography & Urban Studies Research; MSc Local Economic Development; MSc Urbanisation & Development)

 

Laura Rozario

l.rozario@lse.ac.uk|

+44 (0)20 7955 6061

(MSc Real Estate Economics & Finance; MSc Regional & Urban Planning Studies; PhD programmes)

 

Department Manager
Elaine Gascoyne
e.gascoyne@lse.ac.uk|

 

 

A centre of international academic excellence in economic, urban and development geography, environmental social science and climate change.

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LSE academic’s research receives significant ESRC support

The ESRC has chosen to support work by Dr Gareth Jones| as part of the Open Research Area joint programme to study 'Slum Tourism in the Americas: Commodifying Urban Poverty and Violence'. The funding, worth a total of €1,011,245 for 3 years, will support research with partners from the University of Amsterdam (Dr Rivke Jaffe) and the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Prof. Eveline Dürr). The project will be conducted in Brazil, Jamaica, Mexico and the US.

 
NightCity

More jobs - and better jobs - needed to tackle poverty in cities, according to new report by LSE academics|

Good jobs, and plenty of them, are the most important factor in reducing poverty in UK cities, according to a new report on Cities, Growth and Poverty|. LSE's Dr Neil Lee| led the study, along with Professor Andrés Rodríguez-Pose| and researchers from The Work Foundation and the universities of Coventry and Warwick. Read more|.

 
Katerina Kimmorley|

UN Momentum for Change initiative recognises LSE student’s solar energy project in India|

What began last year as Katerina Kimmorely’s dissertation for an MSc in Environmental Economics & Climate Change| at LSE has become a Lighthouse Activity under the Momentum for Change initiative of the United Nations. Katerina's work investigating the value of distributing renewable energy led to her co-founding Pollinate Energy|, a social business bringing solar energy to the slums of Bangalore. Read more|.

 
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LSE Geography and Environment ranked 2nd in the world|

The Department has climbed to 2nd internationally in the latest QS World University rankings, continuing its year-on-year rise up the tables. A range of measures contribute to rankings, including academic and employer reputation. Britain leads the world in the subject, with UK universities occupying six of the top ten places. See the full table|.

 
SimPachamama|

New simulation tool tackles deforestation and poverty|

A new simulation tool designed to help local Bolivian communities reduce deforestation and tackle poverty has been developed by LSE academics and conservationists around the world.

The tool, called SimPachamama|, is based on extensive scientific research of a real-life Amazonian community and simulates the actions and behaviour of villagers near the agricultural frontier in Bolivia. More|.

 
David Harvey|

VIDEO & AUDIO - David Harvey|

The 17 Contradictions of Capitalism|

Thought capitalism was permanent? Think again. Leading Marxist geographer Professor David Harvey unravels the contradictions at the heart of capitalism and the drive to accumulate capital beyond the means of investing it.

 
Michael Storper|

VIDEO & AUDIO - Michael Storper|

Keys to the City: How Economics, Institutions, Social Interaction and Politics Shape Development|

The global economy is driven by its major cities: the keys to the city are the keys to global development. Michael Storper| demonstrates why policy makers must take geography seriously.

 
Susanna Hecht at LSE|

VIDEO & AUDIO - Susanna Hecht|

From Eco-Catastrophe to Zero Clearing: why is deforestation in the Neotropics declining?|

An expert on tropical development, Susanna Hecht (UCLA) addresses the recent dramatic decline in deforestation in Amazonia, examining why it has occurred, and how likely it is to endure.

 
Henry Overman|

VIDEO & AUDIO - Henry Overman|

The Economic Future of British Cities: what should urban policy do?|

Henry Overman| discusses the profound challenges faced by Britain’s cities - both in the short term as a result of the recession and in the long term as a result of underlying structural change.

 

 

 

Katerina Kimmorley|

UN Momentum for Change initiative recognises LSE student’s solar energy project in India|

What began last year as Katerina Kimmorely’s dissertation for an MSc in Environmental Economics & Climate Change| at LSE has become a Lighthouse Activity under the Momentum for Change initiative of the United Nations. Katerina's work investigating the value of distributing renewable energy led to her co-founding Pollinate Energy|, a social business that is bringing solar energy to the slums of Bangalore. Read more|.

 
Study here|: if you are passionate about human geography, environmental science or climate change, and want to learn from international experts, you should explore our full range of courses|.
QSlogo|

LSE Geography and Environment ranked 2nd in the world|

The Department has climbed to 2nd internationally in the latest QS World University rankings, continuing its year-on-year rise up the tables. A range of measures contribute to rankings, including academic and employer reputation. Britain leads the world in the subject, with UK universities occupying six of the top ten places. See the full table|.

 
Sylvia Chant|

New academic link with University of Gothenburg|

Professor Sylvia Chant| has been appointed as Adlerbertska Guest Professor in Sustainable Development at the University of Gothenburg|, Sweden, 2013-2015.  The position will involve yearly visits to Gothenburg to engage in research presentations and exchange with staff and postgraduates specialising in Development Geography.

 
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LSE Geography & Environment 1st for graduate prospects in the UK and 2nd overall in the Complete University Guide 2014|

The department has retained its place above Oxford in the latest subject tables, with an impressive overall score of 98.5 out of 100. We also retain by far the best graduate prospects rating in the country, proving our students are in high demand with potential employers.
 
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New Urban Asia course for LSE-PKU Summer School in Beijing|

Dr Hyun Bang Shin| has introduced a new course on 'Urban Asia: Cities, Society and Development|' at the annual LSE-PKU Summer School. The course explores the contemporary dynamics of urbanisation in Asia, with special emphasis rapid urban development with strong state intervention. The LSE-PKU Summer School| takes place in Beijing every year.

 
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Double funding success for LSE London academics

A team from LSE London including Dr Nancy Holman| has secured significant HEIF5 research funding. The £99’000 award will support research entitled ‘Housing in London: Addressing the crisis’ (read more|). Meanwhile, LSE London academics are also celebrating DFID funding for research on South Asia’s urbanisation-migration nexus.

An interdisciplinary research centre, LSE London| includes a number of academics from the department of Geography and Environment, and works largely with metropolitan issues in a comparative context. Find out more|.

 
NightCity

More jobs - and better jobs - needed to tackle poverty in cities, according to new report by LSE academics|

Good jobs, and plenty of them, are the most important factor in reducing poverty in UK cities, according to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation report on Cities, Growth and Poverty|. Dr Neil Lee| from the Department of Geography and Environment led the study, along with Professor Andrés Rodríguez-Pose| and researchers from The Work Foundation and the universities of Coventry and Warwick. Read more|.

 
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Field Research Method Lab blog launched at LSE|

A Field Research Method Lab blog| has been launched by Hyun Bang Shin|, bringing together researchers to appraise constraints that they have encountered in the field, and reflect upon how they have addressed them. Each blog post includes a research outline, so that readers can understand how experiences in the field have fed into the research outputs. The first series of posts will be focussed on addressing field research constraints in China. Visit the blog|.

 
Ivan Palavicini LED Prize 

LSE PhD wins International Prize for Local Development|

Iván Palavicini Corona has been awarded the International Prize for Local Development for his PhD thesis 'Local economic development in Mexico: the contribution of the bottom-up approach'. The thesis was completed at LSE under the supervision of Professor Andrés Rodríguez-Pose|. Dr Palavicini received the prize and a cheque for €3,000 at a conference in Cluses, France, on October 5th. Read more|.

 
SimPachamama|

Simulation tool tackles deforestation and poverty|

A simulation tool designed to help local Bolivian communities reduce deforestation and tackle poverty has been developed by LSE academics and conservationists around the world.

The tool, called SimPachamama|, is based on extensive scientific research of a real-life Amazonian community and simulates the actions and behaviour of villagers near the agricultural frontier in Bolivia. More|.