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Upcoming Lectures

 

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Humanising the City
27 April 2021, 5.30-7.00pm 

Speakers: Elizabeth Diller, architech and partner at Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R);  Rozana Montiel, founder and director of Rozana Montiel | Estudio de Arquitectura; Amanda Levete, founder and principal of Amanda Levete Architects (AL_A); Suketa Mehta, writer, critic and urbanist
Chair: Ricky Burdett, professor of Urban Studies, Director of LSE Cities, co-founder of the Urban Age.

Hosted by LSE Cities, the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft and the LSE School of Public Policy

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Past Lectures

2021

Shaping the Post-COVID City: imagining futures to improve urban health
6 March 2021, 12.30-1.30pm

Speakers: Kieron Boyle, Chief Executive of Guy's and St Thomas' Charity; Professor Tony Travers, Associate Dean of the School of Public Policy and Director of LSE London at LSE.
Chair: Dr Suzanne Hall, Associate Professor in Sociology and Director of the Cities Programme at LSE.

Hosted by LSE Festival: Shaping the Post-COVID World

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Socialising Remote Work
19 January 2021, 1.00-2.15pm

Speakers: Richard Florida, urbanist, author and journalist, Professor of Economic Analysis and Policy, University of Toronto; Ayesha Khanna, strategic advisor on artificial intelligence, CEO of AI solutions and incubator ADDO AI, Singapore; Janina Kugel, independant strategic advisor, member of the Managing Board, Siemens AG (2015-2020) 
Chair: Camilla Cavendish, author and contributing editor, Financial Times.

Hosted by LSE Cities, the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft and the LSE School of Public Policy

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Blog post by Richard Florida on Remote work, Peloton and online education.
Richard Florida in conversation with Ricky Burdett.

2020

 

Experiencing Density: Report Launch
Tuesday 10 March 2020, 6:30-8:00pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2A 3LJ

Speakers: Kath Scanlon, Distinguished Policy Fellow, LSE London; Loretta Lees, Professor of Human Geography, University of Leicester; Sripriya Sudhakar, Head of Regeneration, London Borough of Tower Hamlets;  Bob Allies, Architect and Founding Partner, Allies and Morrison
Chair: Ricky Burdett, Director, LSE Cities

Public lecture hosted by LSE Cities and LSE London

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Shaping London
Tuesday 3 March 2020, 6:00-7:00pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2A 3LJ

Speakers: Ricky Burdett, Director, LSE Cities; Muhammed Butt, Leader, Brent Council; Amica Dall, Founding Director, Assemble;  Georgia Gould, Leader, Camden Council
Chair: Tony Travers, Director, LSE London

Public lecture hosted by LSE Cities and LSE Festival: Shape the World

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(Re)imagining synAthina for the 2020s
Tuesday 11 February 2020, 6:30-8:00pm
Summet Valrani Lecture Theatre, Centre Building, Houghton Street, WC2A 2AE

Speakers: Amalia Zepou, Former Vice Mayor for Civil Society and Innovation, Municipality of Athens, and Bloomberg Visiting Fellow in Government Innovation at LSE Cities.

Public lecture hosted by LSE Cities

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2019

Smarter London: The role of city government for a digital future

Tuesday 10 December 2019 | 18:30-20:00
Wolfson Theatre, LSE New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2A 3LJ

Speaker: Theo Blackwell, Chief Digital Officer, Mayor of London's Office
Respondent: Léan Doody, Associate Director & Europe Digital Property and Smart Cities Leader, Arup

Public lecture hosted by LSE Cities

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Making Connections for Climate Action: urban transport and renewable energy

Thursday 14 November 2019 | 18:30-20:00
LSE Shaw Library, Old Building, Houghton Street, WC2A 2AE

Speakers: Florian Bieberbach, Chief Executive Officer of Stadtwerke München; 
Juliet Davenport, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Good Energy; 
Rasita Chudasama, Principal Transport Planner at Nottingham City Council; and 
Keith Townsend, Corporate Director of Environment and Regeneration at Islington Council

Chair: Philipp Rode, Executive Director, LSE Cities

Public lecture hosted by LSE Cities and the Urban Transport Group

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Planning New York

Tuesday 5 November 2019 | 18:30-20:00
LSE Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, 1 Sheffield St, WC2A 2AP

Speaker: Marisa Lago, Director NYC Planning Department
Respondent: Tony Travers, Director, LSE London
Chair: Peter Trubowitz, Director, US Centre, LSE

Public lecture hosted by LSE Cities, LSE School of Public Policy and LSE US Centre

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Led by children: designing an inclusive city

Wednesday 18 September 2019 | -Auditorium, LSE Centre Buildings, Houghton St, WC2A 2AE

Speaker: Erion Vellaj, Mayor of Tirana, Albania
Respondent: Amica Dall
Chair: Ricky Burdett

Public lecture hosted by LSE Cities

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Athens’ Grassroots Regeneration: Reflections from Mayor Georgios Kaminis
Tuesday 2 April 2019 | 18:30-20:00

Speaker: Georgios Kaminis, Mayor of Athens
Respondents: Kevin Featherstone, Myria Georgiou
Chair: Ricky Burdett

Public lecture hosted by Hellenic Observatory and LSE Cities

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Developing Urban Futures
Thursday 28 February 2019 | 19:00-20:00

Speakers: Jo Beall, Ricky Burdett, Alcinda Honwana, Philipp Rode
Chair: Sue Parnell

Public lecture hosted by LSE Cities and LSE Festival: New World (Dis)Orders

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The Role of Cities in a Global Economy
Tuesday 19 February 2019 | -

Speaker: Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago, USA
Moderator: Caroline Daniel

Public lecture hosted by Chicago Council on Global Affairs and LSE Cities

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Political Strategies and Tactics for Transformative Urban Change
Tuesday 12 February 2019 | 18:30-20:00
New Academic Building, LSE

Spearker:  Diane E Davis, Alejandro Echeverri
Chair: Philipp Rode

Public lecture hosted by LSE Cities

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2018  

City Planning in the Digital Age
Tuesday 11 December 2018

Speaker: Peter Madden

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Ponte City-as-Archive of Loss
Thursday 29 November 2018

Speaker: Ed Charlton

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Palaces for the People
Wednesday 10 October 2018

Speaker: Eric Klinenberg

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Shaping Cities in an Urban Age (London)
Wednesday 26 September 2018 

Speakers: Eduarda La Rocque; Saskia Sassen; Nicholas Stern

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Turning data into design
Tuesday 18 September 2018

Speakers: Alexandra Gomes; Peter Griffiths; Zung Nguyen Vu; Camilla Siggaard Andersen

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Shaping Cities in an Urban Age | Venice Biennale Meetings on Architecture
Saturday 15 September 2018

Speakers: Jose Castillo; Shelley McNamara; Jean-Louis Missika

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Kengo Kuma on architecture and identity
Saturday 23 June 2018

Speaker: Kengo Kuma

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Governing Compact Cities
Monday 18 June 2018
Book launch hosted by LSE Cities

Speaker: Dr Philipp Rode

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India's Smart Cities Agenda
Tuesday 5 June 2018

Speakers: Jagan Shah; Ricky Burdett

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Transforming Nigeria’s urban agenda
Tuesday 17 April 2018

Speakers: Babatunde Fashola; Ricky Burdett

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Democratic lives in the 21st century
Monday 16 April 2018

Speakers: Helen Clark; Yves Leterme; Darrell Bradley; Tony Travers; Helena Zaum; Michael McQuarrie

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Too Big: Rebuild by Design’s Transformative Response to Climate Change
Tuesday 10 April 2018

Speaker: Henk Ovink; Jo da Silva; Philipp Rode

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City ambition: Why we need it, what it looks like, how we get there
Monday 9 April 2018

Speakers: James Anderson; Ricky Burdett

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Building and Dwelling: ethics for the city
Tuesday 20 March 2018

Speakers: Richard Sennett; Edwin Heathcote, Ricky Burdett

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Migration and the city
Tuesday 6 March 2018

Speakers: Ash Amin; Victoria Redclift; Ricky Burdett

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Getting Ahead of the Curve: addressing housing needs in rapidly growing cities
Friday 23 February 2018

Speakers: Rubbina Carruna; Paul Collier; Paida Hlambelo; Priya Manwaring

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At the Limits of Urban Theory: Racial Banishment in the Contemporary City
Tuesday 13 February 2018

Speakers: Ananya Roy; Ricky Burdett

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Resource Urbanisms London report launch
Tuesday 23 January 2018

Speakers: Philipp Rode; Roby Dodge; Roudaina Al Khani; David Green

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2017

Citymakers: The Culture and Craft of Practical Urbanism
Tuesday 5 December 2017

Speaker: Cassim Shepard

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Efficiency by Design: Urban growth in Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong and Singapore
Tuesday 7 November 2017

Speaker: Philipp Rode
Chair: Amani Albedah

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The New Urban Crisis
Monday 9 October 2017

Speaker: Richard Florida

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High Streets for All
Thursday 28 September 2017

Speakers: Jules Pipe; Ricky Burdett; Dan Ebanks; Suzanne Hall; Jim Hubbard; Debbie Jackson; Holly Lewis

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Innovation, Governance, Technology – are they connected?
Wednesday 13 September 2017

Speakers: Rohan Silva; Ricky Burdett

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A Place for All People
Wednesday 6 September 2017

Speakers: Richard Rogers; Amanda Levete; Alan Yentob; Ricky Burdett

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Good Growth by Design – A Vision for London
Monday 10 July 2017

Speakers: Sadiq Khan; Tony Travers; Ricky Burdett; Sadie Morgan; Jackie Sadek

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Experiences from the front lines in de Blasio’s New York City
Tuesday 13 June 2017

Speaker: Carl Weisbrod

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Urban Uncertainty report launch
Thursday 8 June 2017

Speakers: Sobia Ahmad Kaker; Jonathan Silver; Austin Zeidermann

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Radical Technologies: The design of everyday life
Tuesday 6 June 2017

Speakers: Adam Greenfield; Philipp Rode

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Capacity building for city leadership: The role of universities
Tuesday 23 May 2017

Speakers: Michele Acuto; Ricky Burdett; Tessa Jowell; Philipp Misselwitz; Eddie Ng; Sue Parnell; Aromar Revi; Philipp Rode; Jagan Shah; Savvas Verdis

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London 2050: Rethinking Long-Term Planning
Tuesday 4 April 2017

Speakers: Isabel Dedring; Tony Travers

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The Well-Tempered City
Tuesday 28 March 2017

Speakers: Jonathan F.P. Rose; Richard Sennett

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Resource Urbanisms Project Workshop - London
Wednesday 22 March to Thursday 23 March 2017

Speakers: Muhammad Adeel; Sharifa Alshalfan; Alexandra Gomes; Andreas Koch; Christiane Lange; Syed Monjur; Fizzah Sajjad; Peter Schwinger; Devisari Tunas
Chair: Philipp Rode

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Vienna: An Open City in Divisive Times
Tuesday 14 March 2017

Speakers: Maria Vassilakou; Suzanne Hall; Savvas Verdis

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The Quito Papers: towards the open city (Beijing)
Saturday 25 February 2017

Speakers: Shi Nan; Saskia Sassen; Richard Sennet; Zhang Yonghe

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London: Bike city? LSE Literary Festival discussion
Saturday 25 February 2017

Speakers: Rachel Aldred; Emily Chappell; Michael Hutchinson; James Spackman

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Urban Governance and the New Urban Agenda: Implications for Governments
Tuesday 14 February 2017

Speakers: Philipp Rode; Tony Travers; Henk Ovink; Sue Parnell; Clare Short

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The Quito Papers: towards the open city (London)
Tuesday 31 January 2017

Speakers: Ricky Burdett; Saskia Sassen; Richard Sennett; Wendy Pullan

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Building Knowledge
Tuesday 24 January 2017

Speakers: Anupama Kundoo; Shumi Bose; Ricky Burdett

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