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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


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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