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LSE awarded Queen’s Anniversary Prize for work on cities

RSS Source: Urban Age - February 22, 2018 - 9:16am

LSE’s work on cities has been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Thursday, 22 February 2018. The Prize was personally presented to Dame Minouche Shafik, Director of LSE, and Professor Ricky Burdett CBE, Director of LSE Cities and Urban Age, by Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. Commenting on the award, Professor Burdett, said: “We are delighted that our work on cities has been recognised with such a distinguished prize at a time when the design, planning and governance of our urban futures is at such a critical stage.” A version of the submission document is on our website.

Seeing Red: Can a Brand Trademark a Signature Color?

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - February 21, 2018 - 4:35pm
Luxury fashion designer Christian Louboutin is fighting to trademark his signature red shoe soles in the European courts. Will he succeed?

America First? To the World, It’s Eighth

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - February 20, 2018 - 12:32pm
Global perceptions of the U.S. are getting significantly worse, notes the new Best Countries report from U.S. News & World Report, BAV Group and Wharton.

Would Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Drive the U.S. Forward or Backward?

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - February 20, 2018 - 11:51am
The Trump infrastructure plan could lift the federal debt or decrease it, depending on how it is financed. But it will surely need more private and state funding, experts say.

How Modern Medicine Changed the Way People Die

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - February 19, 2018 - 12:50pm
Death has changed in modern times, with technology prolonging life and making dying a shareable event. But what has been gained and what has been lost along the way?

What’s Behind One of the Biggest Financial Scams in History

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - February 19, 2018 - 12:32pm
The LIBOR scandal is one of the biggest financial scrams in history. In his new book, journalist David Enrich unravels what went down.

What Science Says About Quitting While You’re Ahead

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - February 16, 2018 - 3:41pm
People who achieve a personal best tend to relax afterwards and not push themselves further. But is that a good thing to do?

The White House Budget: What’s the Reality?

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - February 16, 2018 - 1:47pm
White House budgets usually amount to nothing more than "vision statements" -- and the latest one suffers from undue optimism about economic growth and a troubling expansion of the deficit, experts say.

The Guardian publishes extract from Richard Sennett’s latest book

RSS Source: Urban Age - February 15, 2018 - 10:31am

On 15 February 2018, The Guardian published “The story of Mr Sudhir: how to survive in Delhi’s ‘grey market‘”, an edited extract from Richard Sennett’s newest book, Building and Dwelling. The article details Sennett’s experience of Nehru Place in Delhi, where he interviews a man who sold him a dud iPhone. LSE Cities will host a book launch on 20 March.

The Quest to Make the World’s Best Chocolates

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - February 13, 2018 - 4:16pm
In his recent book, Steve Wallace chronicles his journey to create a gourmet chocolate company in Ghana.

How the Next Generation Is Changing Charitable Giving

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - February 13, 2018 - 3:39pm
Today’s philanthropists are increasingly coming from the younger generation and they expect their giving to have a real and measurable impact, according to a new book.

Uber’s Waymo Settlement: Why the Road Isn’t Clear Yet

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - February 13, 2018 - 2:24pm
The Uber-Waymo case sheds light on the cutthroat world of technology-based businesses and the race to produce the next big thing.

Why Customer Retention Lies at the Heart of Corporate Valuation

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - February 12, 2018 - 3:39pm
New research from Wharton is changing the way investors are looking at the valuation of businesses by taking a closer look at the worth of those firms' customers.

LSE Cities provides advisory for new C40 report

RSS Source: Urban Age - February 12, 2018 - 8:52am

LSE Cities’ provided advisory support for a new C40 report. “Urban Climate Action Impacts Framework” offers cities tools to better know when climate policies will also deliver cleaner air, healthier streets or faster growth. LSE Cities has previously contributed to climate frameworks for cities under the Economics of Green Cities Programme where it co-authored a working paper on “Co-benefits of urban climate action:  A framework for cities” with C40.

 

 

Will Amazon Go Capture the Holy Grail of Retail?

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - February 9, 2018 - 5:01pm
Amazon's new cashier-less convenience store aims to answer one of retail's thorniest challenges: Understanding why shoppers do what they do, and leveraging that knowledge into increasing sales.

LSE Cities to lead WUF9 event on urban governance

RSS Source: Urban Age - February 8, 2018 - 12:07pm

LSE Cities, in partnership with UCLG and UN-Habitat, will lead a networking event at the World Urban Forum (WUF) in Kuala Lumpur on 10 February 2018. “Towards a New Urban Governance Observatory” aims to identify the key aspects that need to be taken into account when creating an indicator facility for monitoring changes in urban and metropolitan governance over the next 10-20 years. This builds on the experience gathered in coordinating one of ten Habitat III Policy Units on Urban Governance, Capacity and Institutional Development during the preparations of the New Urban Agenda, the global Urban Governance Survey covering 127 cities, and the on-going New Urban Governance research project. Philipp Rode, Executive Director of LSE Cities, will draw on this research in his presentation.

 

It’s All About Timing: How Nonprofits Can Increase Charitable Donations

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - February 7, 2018 - 4:18pm
New Wharton research shows that timing is the key to maximizing donations, particularly from people with an existing connection to an organization.

How Can the U.S. Improve Internet Security, Speed and Access?

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - February 7, 2018 - 1:59pm
A scrapped proposal to nationalize the U.S. 5G network brings up questions about what the U.S. must do to take wireless connectivity to the next level.

How Businesses Can Drive Health Care to the Underserved

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - February 7, 2018 - 11:32am
Medical devices maker Medtronic and ERC Eye Care have created sustainable models to bring health solutions for the neediest in remote areas.

The Stock Market Rollercoaster: Should Investors Be Worried?

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - February 6, 2018 - 1:41pm
Wharton finance professor Jeremy Siegel advises investors to hold tight for the ride -- the recent losses that erased some $4 trillion in value in global stock markets are an overdue correction.
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