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Speaker(s): Graham Floater, Philipp Rode, Dimitri Zenghelis
Chair: Professor Fran Tonkiss

Recorded on 29 January 2015 at Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House

This event is structured around research for the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate and the cities workstream of the Commission’s New Climate Economy (NCE) project which LSE Cities is leading. The overall aim of NCE is to provide independent and authoritative evidence on the relationship between actions which can strengthen economic performance and those which reduce the risk of dangerous climate change. It has been repeatedly argued that cities have a unique opportunity to build a different model of economic growth – one which achieves the benefits of growth but with significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions alongside co-benefits such as improved health. And it is commonly understood that this will require a focus on actions that are systematically important for how cities function including decisions around urban form and transport. This event will feature some of the core findings and arguments that were recently published in the first NCE publication ‘Better growth, better climate’ and position the role of cities as part of a global green economy transition.

Graham Floater (@GrahamFloater) is Director of the NCE Cities Research Programme and Principal Research Fellow at LSE.

Philipp Rode (@PhilippRode) is Executive Director of LSE Cities and Co-Director of the NCE Cities Research Programme.

Dimitri Zenghelis (@DimitriZ) is Co-Head Climate Policy at the Grantham Research Institute at the LSE.

Fran Tonkiss is Professor of Sociology in the Sociology Department and Academic Director of the Cities Programme at LSE Cities.

The studies by LSE Cities for the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate can be downloaded at the LSE Cities.

LSE Cities (@LSECities) is an international centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science that carries out research, education and outreach activities in London and abroad. Its mission is to study how people and cities interact in a rapidly urbanising world, focussing on how the design of cities impacts on society, culture and the environment.

LSE Works is a series of public lectures, that will showcase some of the latest research by LSE's academic departments and research centres. In each session, LSE academics will present key research findings, demonstrating where appropriate the implications of their studies for public policy. A list of all the LSE Works lectures can be viewed at LSE Works.

Credits: Tom Sturdy (Audio Post-Production), LSE AV Services (Audio Recording).

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