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Community is king: how new London villages can help solve the housing crisis

New research published today by LSE and the Berkeley Group explores how urban villages could help address the capital’s housing crisis. 

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British Academy elects four LSE Fellows

Four LSE professors have been elected as Fellows of the prestigious British Academy, the UK's national body for the humanities and social sciences.


Curbs to executive pay discussed in evidence review

Policies to curb executive pay are among those discussed in three major evidence reviews by LSE’s Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion published by the European Commission.

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LSE graduate pledges £10m for new centre dedicated to Africa

Thanks to a generous pledge from Firoz Lalji, through the Lalji Family Foundation, LSE has endowed a new academic centre dedicated to teaching, research and engagement with Africa and Africa scholars. 

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Government focus on cheap energy risks locking economies into costly energy projects warns LSE academic

In a new paper, Roger Fouquet of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment cautions that while investment in large energy projects might provide accessible cheap energy in the short-term, it also risks locking those economies into pathways that may prove detrimental to the country’s longer term prosperity.


LSE Health outlines reforms for China's pharmaceutical system

China’s pharmaceutical system will struggle to cope with the twin challenges of a rapidly aging population and increases in non-communicable diseases, such as diabetes and heart and lung disease, an LSE report has found. 


Children's purchasing behaviour 'significantly impacted' by social media and mobile apps

Exposure to prompts to make in-app purchases in mobile games has a significant impact on children’s purchasing behaviour, according to a study funded by the European Commission. 

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Coherent policy needed for London Mayor's housing commitment

London needs a more coherent housing policy if the capital is going to come anywhere close to meeting the Mayor’s aspiration of building 50, 000 new homes a year says a new report by LSE London.


La Biennale Di Venezia provides a fitting stage for Urban Age 'Shaping Cities' conference

Over 40 speakers from 25 cities in Asia, Africa, Europe, South and North America will gather at La Biennale di Venezia on 14-15 July to debate one of the most pressing problems of the 21st century: how to shape our cities. 

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India's YES BANK pledges £1 million to LSE to support IG Patel Chair

YES BANK, India’s fifth largest private sector Bank, has pledged one million pounds to support the IG Patel Chair– named in honour of the former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India and former Director of LSE.


Re-imaging Rio - LSE launches design competition to address 'respect' in Rio de Janeiro

A competition challenging residents, artists, activists, performers and others to design ways a space in Rio de Janeiro could be improved so as to promote respect has been launched by LSE's Theatrum Mundi.

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LSE Health publish study on antibiotic innovation

LSE has published a study outlining policy recommendations for improving the global research and development agendas for antibiotics.

Duwamish Cohousing

Simplify setting up cohousing communities say housing experts

It should be made easier for groups to set up their own co-housing communities says a new report.

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Migration does not slow rate of ageing population

Different levels of migration have not led to different rates of population ageing within the UK population, new research from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has found.


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