The Urban Uncertainty workshop series is an integral part of LSE Cities’ collaborative investigation into emerging ways of envisioning and governing the future of cities. Each session focuses on a different dimension of urban uncertainty, from health and housing to crime and climate, and brings together scholars from a handful of disciplines whose work converges on common themes.
LSE Cities events
8 June 2017 | Urban Uncertainty report launch
12 May 2015 | Moving In and Around the City: Mobilities, Circulation, and Uncertainty
13 November 2014 | Urban Futures in the 'Asian Century' : Uncertainty, Speculation, Experimentation
11 September 2014 | Mediating Uncertainty: Information and the Urban
8 July 2014 | Petro-urbanisms: Urban futures on the oil frontier
11 June 2014 | Cities, Fragility and Conflict in an Uncertain World
3 April 2014 | Caught in the Crossfire: Urban Violence, Inside and Out
28 February 2014 | Policing the Possible: Governing Potential Criminality
30 January 2014 | Between life and death in Kinshasa: Film screening + discussion
30 January 2014 | Shifting Ground: The Precarity of Land on the Urban Periphery
27 August 2013 | Networked Futures: The Politics of Urban Infrastructure
26 June 2013 | The Pandemic City: Governing Urban Health and Disease
28 May 2013 | Catastrophic Urbanism: Disaster, Emergency, Cities
30 April 2013 | Fluid Uncertainty: Prospects of Urban Water
28 August 2014 | Ahmad Kaker, S., 2014. 'The Politics of Contingency: Crisis, Event and Situation', Political Geography Panel, RGS Annual Conference, London.
28 August 2014 | Ahmad Kaker, S., 2014. 'Urban Uncertainty', RGS Annual Conference, London.
29 November 2012 | “Millennial City: The Bogotá Model and the Futures of Urbanism.” Paper presented at the conference, Mobile Urbanisms, UGRG Annual Conference, King’s College London.
16 November 2012 | 'Risk in Retrospect: Prognosis Politics and Disaster Preparedness.' Paper presented at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Prognosis Politics: Visions of Resource Futures, San Francisco.
19 October 2012 | 'Constructions of Citizenship: Housing Politics and Urban Assemblages in Bogotá, Colombia.' Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) and the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST), Urban Assemblages and Cosmopolitics, Copenhagen.
4 July 2014 | Ahmad Kaker, S., 2014. 'Circulating Uncertainty: The Role of Security Information in Karachi', Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London.
20 May 2014 | Ahmad Kaker, S., 2014. 'Living the Security City: Navigating Karachi’s Enclaves', CRASSH City Seminar Series, University of Cambridge.
30 October 2012 | 'Living Dangerously: Vital Politics and Urban Citizenship in Bogotá, Colombia.' Lecture delivered to the Department of Geography and Environment, Research Seminar in Cities, Space, and Development, London School of Economics and Political Science.
2020 | Ahmad Kaker, S. 'The Messy Realities of Security Governance in Karachi', Comparative Approaches to Security Sector Reform Workshop, Sao Paulo, Brazil.