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The 2017 Cities and Climate Conference will take place from September 19-21 in Potsdam, Germany. The conference, the last in a series relating to the RAMSES (Reconciling Adaptation, Mitigation and Sustainable Development for cities) project, will explore the latest advances in research and practice addressing climate change in cities, including issues of infrastructure, planning, governance, economics of adaptation, risk management, and their possible trade-offs and synergies with mitigation and sustainability objectives.
Abstract submissions and registration are now open, while further information on the conference is available online.
Fortune magazine editor Leigh Gallagher offers an inside look into the early days of Airbnb and its unlikely path to becoming a lodging giant, in her new book.
Political outsider and pro-business centrist Emmanuel Macron looks highly likely to be France’s next president. But can a leader without a party succeed?
Word-of-mouth testimonials from consumers in cohesive communities drive online sales higher, Wharton research shows.
Hopes have receded for a steady recovery of South Africa’s fragile economy with the downgrade earlier this month of the country’s credit rating to junk status.
As part of the University of Michigan’s 7th Annual Pakistan Conference, LSE Cities Researcher Fizzah Sajjad presented on gender equity in transport planning on April 7. Fizzah’s presentation, in a session on Gender in Public Spaces, focused on preliminary findings from the first phase of a research project on women’s mobility in Lahore, Pakistan.
Nearly everyone has unconscious biases when interacting, notes a new book. But learning how to shift filters can boost effectiveness in dealing with others.
Even middle-class Americans are now tapping payday lenders because they cannot make ends meet. A new book explains why.
This week’s referendum in Turkey has implications not only for how the country will be governed, but also for its economy, its efforts to join the European Union and its future role in the Middle East.
Metropolis Magazine has today published a review of the film, The Quito Papers: Towards an Open City, directed by Dom Bagnato and Cassim Shepard. The film addresses the “The Quito Papers”, a research collaboration between Theatrum Mundi, NYU and UN-Habitat, developed in the run-up to the United Nations Habitat III conference held in Quito, Ecuador in October 2016. The review discusses both the film itself and the wider context of the Habitat III conference, where the Quito Papers were presented by Ricky Burdett, Saskia Sassen, Richard Sennett, and Joan Clos during the Urban Talk Designing the Urban Age.
Forget growth at any cost. Small changes to lift comparable-store performance could work magic to boost profitability in retail, a new study finds.
United’s forcible eviction of a passenger brings into focus the deeper, underlying problems that airlines face.
There is wide agreement that U.S. tax codes need modernizing. A collection of articles by top tax experts offers a starting point for thinking about reforms.
Companies with non-contractual business models have a tough time predicting future customer activity, and subsequently using it as a measure of firm value. New Wharton research aims to determine what data can help.
Millennials are poised to take over the C-suite from baby boomers. But what kind of leaders will they be? A new report debunks some stereotypes.
New Wharton research takes a closer look at the role of emotion in male-dominated organizations, finding that the most fulfilling workplaces are both compassionate and convivial.
LSE Cities Research Fellow Nuno Ferreira da Cruz recently attended the Post-Habitat III Cross-Cutting Expert Group Meeting on UN-Habitat’s Action Framework for the Implementation of the New Urban Agenda in New York. The three day meeting (April 5-7) aimed to provide feedback into and refine the framework, suggest indicators, and provide concrete examples in five key areas: national urban policies; urban legislation, rules and regulations; integrated urban and territorial planning and design; financing urbanisation; and local implementation.
Bullying is on the rise in the workplace, affecting productivity and morale. There are constructive ways to deal with it, according to a new book.
The much-awaited meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping got off to a warm start last week -- although several tough questions remain unanswered.