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Geography & Environment

London School of Economics & Political Science

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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)

 

Mark Jenkin
m.jenkin@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.

Paul Cheshire|
Video: Professor Paul Cheshire on the housing crisis |

Professor Paul Cheshire is the latest LSE academic to undergo a Gearty Grilling, a weekly series of short, to-the-point video debates from LSE’s Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) on key issues affecting the world today. Conor Gearty, Director of the IPA and Professor of Human Rights Law, subjects academics to a five-minute grilling to showcase the School's world class research and faculty. In this interview Paul Cheshire argues that green belt land should be used to solve the housing crisis.

Watch now|.

 
Andrés Rodriguez-Pose|

Regional Studies Best Paper 2014 Award given to Professor Andrés Rodríguez-Pose|

The Regional Studies Association has bestowed its Best Paper 2014 Award| on Professor Andrés Rodríguez-Pose| of LSE. The award was voted for by the Editors of Regional Studies, and the winning article, 'Do Institutions Matter for Regional Development?', has very quickly become one of the most downloaded papers in the journal’s history. Read more|.

 
Peter Hall|

Professor Sir Peter Hall|

Professor Sir Peter Hall, the influential urban planner and former lecturer in the Department, has died at the age of 82. LSE's Professor Tony Travers said Sir Peter "was one of the world’s most distinguished urbanists and planners. He sustained a belief in a form of town and country planning that emerged after the Second World War and which profoundly influenced professional and academic thinking". Read more|.
Memories of Sir Peter Hall: Guardian| ; Regional Studies Association|

 
The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014

Professor Michael Storper named among the Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014 by Thomson Reuters|

Thomson Reuters have named Professor Michael Storper| of the Department of Geography & Environment among their list of the ‘Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014|’. The news comes in recognition of Michael’s reputation as a global leader in his field, with his academic work in the top 1% most cited in the ‘general social science’ category.

Read more|  /  View the report|.

 
Katerina Kimmorley|

LSE Student Entrepreneur of the Year announced|

LSE Careers Entrepreneurship has announced that Katerina Kimmorley, co-founder of social business Pollinate Energy|, is LSE Student Entrepreneur of the Year 2014. Meanwhile the new 'LSE Emerging Entrepreneurs of the Year’ prize went to Kirsty Kenney and Harold Craston, founders of Solarbox. All three winners are current students in the Department of Geography and Environment. Read more|.

 
Inequality and the 1%|

VIDEO & AUDIO:

Inequality and the 1%: what goes wrong when the rich become too rich|

Danny Dorling (Oxford) looks at economic inequality. Today, the richest 1% take more and more, even while the other 99% are becoming more equal. What exactly is it about inequality that causes most harm?

Watch now|

 
Houses|

EVENT AUDIO: Housing: Where Will We All Live?|

The governor of the Bank of England recently warned that the overheated housing market represents the "biggest risk" to the country’s long-term recovery. BBC Home Affairs editor Mark Easton asks an expert panel - including LSE's Professor Paul Cheshire| - why this country has failed to build enough affordable homes and looks at what can be done to solve our housing crisis.

 
Sylvia Chant, Arroyo, March 2014|

EVENT AUDIO: Feminisation of Poverty, Sexual Violence and the State - the LSE Gender Institute 20th anniversary lecture|

Professor Sylvia Chant| (LSE) presents her views on Feminisation of Poverty: Win-Win, Lose-Lose… or Gains at the Margin?, and Professor Inderpal Grewal (Yale) discusses Neoliberal Security and the hyper-visibility of Sexual Violence and the State in this fascinating insight into the major current issues in gender and development studies.

 
David Harvey at LSE|

VIDEO & AUDIO: The 17 Contradictions of Capitalism|

Thought capitalism was permanent? Think again. Leading Marxist geographer David Harvey (City University of New York) unravels the contradictions at the heart of capitalism and the drive to accumulate capital beyond the means of investing it. Introduced by Dr Murray Low| of the Department of Geography and Environment at LSE.

 
Vernon Henderson speaking at LSE|

VIDEO & AUDIO: China's Urban Policies: dilemmas facing the world's largest urban population|

With the majority of its population now urban dwellers, China faces a unique set of challenges. LSE's Vernon Henderson| examines the policy options as Chinese cities continue to grow.

 
Michael Storper|

VIDEO & AUDIO: 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.

 

 

Katerina Kimmorley|

LSE Student Entrepreneur of the Year announced|

LSE Careers Entrepreneurship has announced that Katerina Kimmorley, co-founder of social business Pollinate Energy|, is LSE Student Entrepreneur of the Year 2014. Meanwhile the new 'LSE Emerging Entrepreneurs of the Year’ prize went to Kirsty Kenney and Harold Craston, founders of Solarbox.

All three winners are current students in the Department of Geography and Environment. 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|.
Harold Craston and Kirsty Kenney|

LSE students succeed in major Low-Carbon competition|

Kirsty Kenney and Harold Craston, final year students in the Department of Geography & Environment, have won £5000 in the 2014 Mayor of London Low Carbon Prize| for their idea, solarbox. The annual competition seeks the most innovative business ideas to help reduce London's CO2 emissions. Read more|.

 
Teaching Excellence Awards|

Geography & Environment academics take centre stage at Teaching Excellence Awards|

Four academics from the Department have been recognised for their outstanding contributions at the annual LSE Teaching Symposium. Dr Antoine Paccoud| was selected ahead of over 460 nominees to win the Award for Inspirational Teaching, while Dr Richard Perkins| and Dr Alice Evans| were Highly Commended in their categories, and Dr Carmen Marchiori| won a Major Review Award. Read more|.

 
Katerina Kimmorley

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

What began last year as Katerina Kimmorley’s dissertation for an MSc in Environmental Economics & Climate Change| 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 Pollinate Energy|, a social business that is bringing solar energy to the slums of Bangalore. Read more|.

 
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|.

 
LSE|

Responding to Climate Change: The challenge of policy-making when expert opinion is divided|

Disagreement among social scientists means that many policy initiatives to tackle climate change threats remain economically contentious despite the consensus highlighted by President Obama when he tweeted ‘Ninety-seven percent of scientists agree: #climate change is real, man-made and dangerous’. New research reveals why it is so difficult for governments to combine conflicting views in a way that will allow for effective decision-making. Read more|.
 
BioEcon|

LSE academic co-hosts annual BioEcon conference|

Dr Ben Groom| (LSE) and Dr Andreas Kontoleon (Cambridge Land Economy) co-hosted the 16th annual BioEcon conference on the economics of biodiversity conservation. The conference provided the opportunity to exchange information on the latest developments on the economics of biodiversity and conservation. Read more|.

 
The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014|

Professor Michael Storper named among the Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014 by Thomson Reuters|

Thomson Reuters have named LSE's Professor Michael Storper| among their list of the ‘Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014|’. The news comes in recognition of Michael’s reputation as a global leader in his field, with his academic work in the top 1% most cited in the ‘general social science’ category. Read more|  /  View the report|

 
© Sam Colegate|

LSE academic invited to speak at ITEA Annual Conference in Toulouse|

Dr Ben Groom| of the Department of Geography and Environment travelled to France in June as part of the International Transport Economics Association’s annual conference. Dr Groom, whose expertise includes social discounting for long-run public projects, discussed ‘Cost-benefit analysis of long-term transportation infrastructure investments’. Read more|.

 
Urban Economics and Urban Policy|

NEW BOOK - Urban Economics And Urban Policy: Challenging Conventional Policy Wisdom| (Elgar, 2014)

Paul Cheshire|, Max Nathan, Henry Overman|

This bold, exciting and readable volume illustrates the insights that recent economic research brings to our understanding of cities, and the lessons for urban policy-making. Learn more|.

 
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