The magazine's cover stories are devoted to research investigating an increasingly urban world in which economic growth and dynamism are shifting to the global South and East.
LSE Cities, one of the School's research centres, and the Brookings Institution, a Washington-based public policy organisation, studied 150 of the world's largest metropolitan economies. These findings are outlined by Ricky Burdett and Philipp Rode. Rode, Andrea Colantonio and Mariane Jang profile resilient cities around the world.
Completing the package, Sylvia Chant writes about the role of women in urban slums, and Andrew Thornely looks ahead to how the 2012 Olympic Games will affect the regeneration of East London.
Elsewhere in the magazine, Pablo Ibáñez Colomo and Damian Tambini wade into the national debate over regulation of the communications industry that has intensified with Rupert Murdoch's attempted buyout of BSkyB, and LSE alumnus and BBC Today Programme presenter Justin Webb, having returned from a long stint in America, laments the deplorable state of TV news in the US.