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Council on Urban Initiatives (CUI) celebrates first anniversary

The CUI was set up by UN-Habitat, UCL IIPP, and LSE Cities to advocate for the power of cities to promote systemic change and progressive policymaking in order to achieve the goal of green, just, and healthy cities.

Read about its work and a new knowledge partnership with Impact on Urban Health.

03 November 2022

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LSE Apprentices in City Design design a new public space in Brent

Five young adults from the LSE Apprenticeship in City Design programme have designed a new purpose-built public space situated on the iconic Olympic Way in Wembley Park.

Samovar Space, launched as part of a community event on Saturday 22 October, was delivered in partnership with and funded by Quintain, the developer behind Wembley Park. The space is expressly designed by and for young people in recognition of the value of their role in inclusive urban design.

28 October 2022

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Reimagining Public Space Through Cards in Kuwait

New blog by Alexandra Gomes, Sharifa Alshalfan, Asseel Al-Ragam & Tanushree Agarwal about the ‘Kuwaitscapes’ card game developed from the LSE Kuwait Programme research project ‘Public Space in Kuwait: From user behaviour to policy-making‘ that aims at promoting a fun and engaged reflection and conversation about public space in Kuwait and those using it. 

19 October 2022

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The importance of Metropolitan Indicators 

Today Nuno F. da Cruz speaks at MetroSolutions International Congress in Barcelona about LSE Cities research carried out in collaboration with Metropolis to develop a system of comparative indicators and collect the corresponding data for a range of major cities and metropolitan areas.

17 October 2022

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How to build sustainable knowledge legacies

This new blog reflects on the knowledge legacy potential of major infrastructure reconstruction programmes. It reviews the experience of the Executive Programme on Sustainable Urban & Regional Infrastructure Planning (LSE-PS) designed and delivered by LSE Cities. The programme trained 350 Peruvian public officials involved in Peru’s national reconstruction programme, which was initiated after the El Niño floods of 2017.

11 October 2022

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Governance Renewal for Emergency Mode

As local and regional leaders from around the world convene at the UCLG 7th World Congress in Daejeon, the strong, collective sense of global crisis will be impossible to ignore. A new blog by Philipp Rode discusses the vital role of city and regional governments in governing complex emergencies.

10 October 2022

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LSE Cities research presented at Bloomberg CityLab 2022

Ricky Burdett and Ben Rogers attended the Mayors Innovation Studio at Bloomberg CityLab 2022 in Amsterdam with 40 Mayors from cities around the world. Research from our European Cities Programme on the effects of digital economy on city centres was presented and discussed with city leaders.

09 October 2022

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The street as a barrier to better health in Middle Eastern Cities

Alexandra Gomes speaks at the 58th Isocarp World Planning Congress on her research with the LSE Middle East Centre investigating the impact of road infrastructure on urban life in Abu Dhabi.

05 October 2022

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Kids teach city leaders a lesson at the London School of Economics 

This month 44 cities complete the third cohort of the Urban95 Academy to analyse how their cities measure up when it comes to support for their youngest and sometime most vulnerable citizens.

04 October 2022

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Ricky Burdett Speaks at Singapore University of Technology and Design

Ricky Burdett, Director of LSE Cities is appointed Distinguished Fellow and Visiting Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities (LKYCIC) in Singapore and gives two public lectures.

21 September 2022

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New paper on networked urban governance published in Urban Affairs Review

LSE Cities’ Nuno F. da Cruz and Philipp Rode publish paper that investigates urban governance empirically by applying social network analysis methods to data gathered through structured interviews in London and New York.

05 September 2022

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2020

16 December 2020: Urban Age Debates: a new series of virtual events and short films exploring how cities are responding to profound global change

4 December 2020: Explore the Situating Urban Atmospheres GIS StoryMap of Johannesburg

1 December 2020: Ricky Burdett to speak at the German Bauwelt Kongress 2020

24 November 2020: LSE Cities launch Scenarios for Lambeth and Southwark research project

23 November 2020: Seen and Heard project featured in Icon Magazine

21 November 2020: Philipp Rode to speak at Barcelona Innovation Day

19 November 2020: Philipp Rode quoted in Reuters article on Londoners leaving the city

17 November 2020: New Policy Brief from the Emergency Governance Initiative presents a preliminary framework for governing complex emergencies

13 November 2020: Researcher Akil Scafe-Smith interviewed by the Architectural Association School

13 November 2020: Philipp Rode to address the UCLG World Council 2020 with insights from the Emergency Governance Initiative

10 November 2020: Philipp Rode to deliver keynote presentation at the International Rail Forum for North America hosted by UITP

10 November 2020: Ricky Burdett to speak on a panel as part of ProBogota's annual event

6 November 2020: Apprenticeship in City Design at LSE Cities featured at Open House Worldwide

6 November 2020: Research Officer Alexandra Gomes introduces new research on Abu Dhabi's urban development

5 November 2020: Research Officer Alexandra Gomes authors blog post on walkability for the LSE COVID-19 Blog

3 November 2020: Ricky Burdett to speak at The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland Conference 2020

29 October 2020: Ricky Burdett to participate in a panel discussing new book Cities at War

28 October 2020: New Urban Age survey launched on the future of knowledge work and cities

28 October 2020: Research Fellow Julia King speaks on BBC Radio 3 discussing city life amid COVID-19

26 October 2020: LSE Cities Director Ricky Burdett and Mayor of Santander Gema Igual Ortiz interviewed by the Centre for the Future of Cities

19 October 2020: LSE Cities Director Ricky Burdett discusses the future of cities on a panel hosted by E.ON

13 October 2020: 'Car-centricity kills cities,' says Policy Fellow Catarina Heeckt in Business World

8 October 2020: Research Fellow Julia King to speak at Guiding Rapid Urbanisation in Ethiopia Seminar

28 September 2020: New blog by Graduate Researcher Bethany Mickleburgh reviews Joseph Hillel's film City Dreamers

23 September 2020: September Newsletter spotlights our new Apprenticeship Programme in City Design and our Executive MSc in Cities Programme

21 September 2020: LSE Cities and Quintain launch new Apprenticeship Programme in City Design

17 September 2020: LSE Cities and the Institute for Customer Insights at the University of St. Gallen launch Beyond Car Ownership research project

15 September 2020: Ricky Burdett to take part in a panel discussion on mobility and climate change with Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr and Jean-Louis Missika

14 September 2020: New Report from the Coalition for Urban Transitions, co-authored by Philipp Rode, presents the economic case for greening the global recovery through cities

6 August 2020: August Newsletter announces Michaelmas Term Research Seminars, shares emergency governance innovations, and spotlights two new blogs

30 July 2020: New Policy Brief from the Emergency Governance Initiative highlights innovative governance responses to COVID-19

27 July 2020: Ricky Burdett to speak at Global cooperation against COVID-19 International Conference, organised by Regional Plan Association and ProBogotá

22 July 2020: New Blog by Research Fellow Ed Charlton reviews Martin Murray's Panic City

14 July 2020: New blog from LSE Cities Director Ricky Burdett, "Contested Powers in City Hall"

9 July 2020: LSE Cities Research Fellow Ed Charlton publishes Article in GeoHumanities, The Zero-Hour City: Writing London in the End Times

8 July 2020: Ricky Burdett speaks to Peter Murray, curator-in-chief of NLA, on "Fifteen Years of New London Architecture"

18 June 2020: June Newsletter includes the Emergency Governance Initiative, new research on Roads in Abu Dhabi, and an upcoming research seminar

14 June 2020: La Nación interviews Ricky Burdett on urban design, inequalities, and COVID-19

5 June 2020: Emergency Governance Initiative COVID-19 Analytics Note #01 Launched

5 June 2020: LSE Cities, UCLG and Metropolis to monitor impact of COVID-19 on city and regional governance

31 May 2020: EMc in Cities co-directors reflect on the online transition in "Virtual Executive Education: A week together at home"

27 May 2020: May Newsletter highlights Ethiopian Transport Interfaces article, upcoming research seminar series, and new blog posts

7 May 2020: Governing Transport Interfaces in Ethiopian Cities: New article and policy brief

9 April 2020: April Newsletter: COVID-19 update, new blog and podcast, research updates, good reads

24 March 2020: New Blog, Lessons from London's high-density residents

18 March 2020: Public Events postponed until further notice; podcasts still available

11 March 2020: Living in a Denser London report launched

11 March 2020: March Newsletter: Urban Age Athens, Density Report, upcoming events, and good reads

4 March 2020: New article titled 'The Metropolitan Scale' published in Cities

3 March 2020: LSE Athens Urban Age Task Force launched

11 February 2020: February Newsletter: exciting events, conference news, and opportunities to join us

11 February 2020: Urban Age Addis Ababa Task Force Week 17-21 February

10 February 2020: LSE Cities Executive MSc Students to Present Strategies for the Climate Emergency at C40 Cities

31 January 2020: Ricky Burdett to speak at World Urban Forum 2020

29 January 2020: Philipp Rode speaking at City Makers' Forum -- How is London responding to the Climate Emergency?

17 January 2020: LSE Cities newsletter is out, including project updates, research highlights, and upcoming events

4 January 2020: Philipp Rode in WIRED article on cities and climate change

2019

20 December 2019: New fully-funded scholarships for Executive MSc in Cities applicants

19 December 2019: Jo Beall awarded British Academy funding for waste and well-being research in Ethiopia and Pakistan

9 December 2019: Alexandra Gomes on urban planning, legacy making in Kuwait

5 December 2019: Philipp Rode speaking at Bauwelt Kongress 2019

28 November 2019: Nuno F. da Cruz co-authors El País article on Metropolitan Indicators

21 November 2019: Jo Beall speaks on future of African cities at innovation report launch

19 November 2019: New report on African metropolises based on LSE Cities research

11 November 2019: Julia King gives TEDx talk on 'Poo, Power, and Participation'

8 November 2019: LSE Cities data, Executive Masters in Cities displayed at the London Conference

1 November 2019: Ricky Burdett featured in 'Architecture & Anthropocene' podcast

26 October 2019: Philipp Rode speaks on the future of mobility in Milan conference and new podcast

16 October 2019: 'Governing Infrastructure Interfaces' project heads to Addis Ababa University

16 October 2019: Philipp Rode featured in new ‘Urban Humans’ investigative series

14 October 2019: Climate Emergency and Cities: An urban-led mobilisation?

9 October 2019: Catarina Heeckt to moderate session at C40 World Mayors Summit in Copenhagen

7 October 2019: Making Addis Ababa greener, more connected, and more equitable

25 September 2019: Transforming Peripheries: Philipp Rode to speak at first Urban Land Conference

24 September 2019Coalition for Urban Transitions launches new report ahead of UN Climate Action Summit

19 September 2019: Transforming Transport | Philip Rode speaks at 2019 IIEA/ESB conference

4 September 2019: Urban Next features Ricky Burdett and Philipp Rode in new video

21 August 2019: Efficiency by Design: Comparing 4 Cities

18 August 2019: LSE Cities publishes new paper in the Journal of the British Academy

12 August 2019: Executive MSc in Cities Graduate: Ciarán Cuffe’s Story

7 August 2019: LSE Cities welcomes two new visiting colleagues, Hannes Taubenböck and Tau Tavengwa

31 July 2019: Where people live

24 July 2019: Africa’s Core Challenges

8 July 2019: Short film: High density living in London

1 July 2019: Philipp Rode to speak at Global Cities event organised by the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft

1 July 2019: Launch of Metropolitan indicator Database

26 June 2019: LSE Cities to present Metropolitan Indicators project at International Seminar in Barcelona on 27 June

14 June 2019: Delivering Housing for All: Sessions from 2018 Urban Age Conference

12 June 2019: Reflections on the 2019 International Transport Forum 

22 May 2019: Transportation and Technology: Urban Age Conference 2018

21 May 2019: Ricky Burdett joins panel discussion for, Behind the Prize: Jurying the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize

21 May 2019: Ricky Burdett to speak at Milano Arch Week May 2019

13 May 2019: El País Semanal reviews LSE Cities’ book, ‘Shaping Cities in an Urban Age

13 May 2019: Spanish newspaper El País Semanal interviews Ricky Burdett on urban planning

6 May 2019: LSE Cities to launch paper at International Transport Forum Summit in Leipzig on 23 May

12 April 2019: LSE Cities publishes new paper for NCE Coalition for Urban Transitions

8 April 2019: Professor Maciej Kowalewski joins LSE Cities as a Visiting Associate

28 March 2019: Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft hosts second Urban Africa roundtable event

19 March 2019: Nuno da Cruz to speak at research seminar on the quality of local democracy

22 February 2019: Ed Charlton speaks at Early Career Research Collaboration Workshop on Urban Lives

21 February 2019: Ricky Burdett delivers talk in Madrid on ‘Shaping Cities in an Urban Age’

18 February 2019: Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, delivers public lecture at LSE

13 February 2019: Executive MSc in Cities participant presents Amaravati Taskforce Report at Happy Cities Summit

23 January 2019: New special issue of the Journal of Urban Affairs

15 January 2019:  Lent Term LSE Cities Seminars: The Emotional Life of the City

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