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SAGE Handbook of the 21st Century City

RSS Source: Urban Age - November 6, 2017 - 6:20am

The SAGE Handbook of the 21st Century City, edited by Suzanne Hall and Ricky Burdett of LSE Cities is a provocative, interdisciplinary handbook for academics and researchers interested in contemporary urban studies. The collection focuses on the dynamics and disruptions of the contemporary city in relation to capricious processes of global urbanisation, mutation and resistance. Scholars, including Ananya Roy, Neil Brenner, AbdouMaliq Simone, Edgar Pieterse, Eyal Weizman, Keller Easterling, Saskia Sassen and Richard Sennett, engage with emerging urban conditions and inequalities in experimental ways, speaking to new ideas of what constitutes the urban and expanding on contributions to policy and design. The handbook is organised around nine key themes, through which familiar analytic categories of race, gender and class, as well as binaries such as the urban/rural, are readdressed. These thematic sections together capture the volatile processes and intricacies of urbanisation, revealing the turbulent nature of our early twenty-first century. Diane E. Davis, Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism, Harvard Graduate School of Design, endorsed the book as “a superb collection that contains a remarkable set of essays from the world’s leading urbanists whose combined wisdom is essential to anyone seeking to understand the 21st century city.”

How New Fed Chair Jerome Powell Will Shape U.S. Monetary Policy

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - November 3, 2017 - 12:12pm
The appointment of Jerome H. Powell as chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve may lead to lighter regulation of banks, but on other issues he will likely follow the path set by predecessor Janet Yellen.

Muhammad Adeel wins CODATU prize for PhD Thesis

RSS Source: Urban Age - November 3, 2017 - 4:12am

Muhammad Adeel, Research Officer at LSE Cities won the CODATU Prize for the best PhD Thesis on urban mobility in cities of developing countries. His thesis deals with crucial issues of transportation disadvantage and social exclusion. While his research focused on Pakistan, the judges felt his work could be useful to cities in other developing countries too. The prize recognises excellent research to increase exposure to professionals and policy makers in the urban transport sector.

 

The Smartphone as Security Blanket: What It Means for Marketers

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - November 2, 2017 - 3:13pm
New Wharton research finds that smartphone use actually provides some emotional benefits for stressed-out adults, and that in turn has implications for marketers trying to reach an on-the-go audience.

Is There a Tax Cut in Your Future?

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - November 2, 2017 - 12:37pm
Details on the big tax reform proposal remain sketchy. What seems clear: As proposed, the tax cuts do not pay for themselves and will spike up the deficit.

How a Water Filtration Startup Aims to Challenge Brita

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - November 2, 2017 - 9:29am
Hydros cofounder and CEO Winston Ibrahim has a plan to gain market share in the water filtration business dominated by Brita.

What Are the Ties between Oligarchs, Moscow and Washington, D.C.?

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - November 2, 2017 - 8:37am
Wharton's Philip Nichols and Penn's Mitchell Orenstein discuss the connections between Russian oligarchs, the Kremlin and the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Fizzah Sajjad contributes to gender equity in transport planning policy paper

RSS Source: Urban Age - November 2, 2017 - 6:28am

Fizzah Sajjad, a researcher at LSE Cities, has contributed to “Gender equity in transport planning: Improving women’s access to public transport in Pakistan“, a policy paper that focuses primarily on Lahore. The paper found that, even though women travel less, they are more dependent on public transport than men are. However, safety concerns using public transport restrict women’s lives substantially. The policy paper was published by the International Growth Centre.

Designing a HQ: What Matters to Firms Today

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - November 1, 2017 - 3:16pm
Google's redevelopment plans in Toronto could lend some insight into what other companies -- including Amazon -- are looking for in headquarters locations.

How a Lower 401(k) Cap Could Cause More Harm Than Good

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - October 31, 2017 - 11:09am
As Republicans scramble to find revenue sources to fund tax cuts, Wharton experts warn against attempts to increase taxes on retirement savings.

Ed Charlton to speak on Divided Cities in Oxford

RSS Source: Urban Age - October 31, 2017 - 11:06am

Ed Charlton, British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow, LSE Cities, will be talking on “Divided Feelings: Ponte City as Melancholy Archive” at the Divided Cities II: Culture, Infrastructure and the Urban Future Programme at the University of Oxford on 3 November 2017. Ponte City is an iconic tower in Johannesburg’s downtown. Charlton’s talk builds on his research into Metropolitan Melancholia. The workshop is funded by the British Council US and TORCH.

Cities Programme Director Suzanne Hall wins Philip Leverhulme Prize

RSS Source: Urban Age - October 30, 2017 - 10:51am

Suzanne Hall, Director of the Cities Programme, has won a Philip Leverhulme Prize (2017). Valued at £100,000, this award recognises the achievement of outstanding researchers whose work has already attracted international recognition and whose future career is exceptionally promising. The prize will see her Ordinary Streets project on how migrants inhabit the city extended to Cape Town, South Africa.

Does Investing in Cutting-edge Tech Attract Better Workers?

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - October 27, 2017 - 10:32am
Recent Wharton research examines the shifting priorities of the tech labor market and its implications for workers – and for other industries.

Philipp Rode on opening panel at Berlin urban tech conference

RSS Source: Urban Age - October 24, 2017 - 10:40am

Philipp Rode, Executive Director at LSE Cities, is participating in opening panel of the Creating Urban Tech Summit in Berlin on 25 October 2017. The panel, “Roadmap Smart Cities”, will debate which technologies will shape the urban tech development over the next few years.

What the Future Holds for NAFTA

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - October 23, 2017 - 1:03pm
Talks about the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement have reached an impasse, and it may be difficult for the three nations at the bargaining table to find a way forward.

Ricky Burdett speaks at CityLab conference

RSS Source: Urban Age - October 23, 2017 - 4:40am

Ricky Burdett, Director of LSE Cities, spoke at the CityLab Paris 2017 conference on 23 October 2017. Burdett contributed to a panel entitled: “Game Changers: How to Embrace Disruption and Lead Without Fear”. Burdett’s previous contribution at CityLab 2015 can be watched here.

 

 

China Is the De Facto Leader of Globalization

RSS Source: YaleGlobal - January 12, 2017 - 10:53am
Xi Jinping is ready to lead policies on shaping globalization and fighting climate change

We Can’t Undo Globalization, But Can Improve It

RSS Source: YaleGlobal - January 10, 2017 - 1:28pm
Job hunters should relocate, and companies could expand export capability

Globalization Has Done a Lot of Great Things for Americans

RSS Source: YaleGlobal - January 4, 2017 - 11:52am
Benefits include innovation and low prices
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