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A ‘History-friendly’ Way to Look at Tech Innovation

Four economists offer a new way of looking at technological innovation: by expanding beyond theory and accounting for an industry’s historical context.

How Our Reignited Love Affair with Cities Created an Urban Crisis

Americans are flocking to major cities, leading to an urban revival. But the shift also brings challenges, according to a new book.

Theatrum Mundi opens new Designing Politics exhibition in London

RSS Source: Urban Age - May 10, 2017 - 6:47am

Yesterday evening marked the official opening of Theatrum Mundi‘s new Designing Politics exhibition at the LSE Atrium Gallery in London. Learning from three ideas challenges in New York, London and Rio de Janeiro, Designing Politics will begin a conversation about the relationship between design, performance, politics and the city. The exhibition, a collaboration with LSE Arts, is open until June 9, and has been led by Adam Kaasa, coordinated by Elizabetta Pietrostefani and designed by Mike Lim, Roddy Bow and James Pockson.

Perils in Puerto Rico: Is Bankruptcy the Answer?

In the face of multiple odds, a carefully drafted fiscal plan promises redemption to debt-battered Puerto Rico.

How Renault’s Carlos Ghosn Is Prepping for the Rise of Auto AI

Carlos Ghosn, chairman and CEO of France-based Renault, discusses the state of the global automobile market, including the rise of autonomous cars.

New article published in Journal of Urban Affairs special issue

RSS Source: Urban Age - May 9, 2017 - 11:58am

Edgar Pieterse, Director of the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town and member of the Advisory board of LSE Cities, has published a new article in the Journal of Urban Affairs. The article is part of a special issue on ‘New Urban Governance’, edited by Nuno F. da Cruz, Philipp Rode and Michael McQuarrie.

With the title ‘Urban governance and spatial transformation ambitions in Johannesburg’, this contribution explores the history of democratic decentralization reforms in South Africa and the case of Johannesburg’s metropolitan government in particular. It also analyses the significance of the city’s flagship ‘Corridors of Freedom’ initiative in this context.

It is the fourth article to be made available online in a series that will be published in print as a special issue of the JUA. Other articles already available ahead of print address urban governance in China, India and for the case-study cities of London and Berlin.

 

What Science Says About Achieving Peak Performance

Advances in cognitive neuroscience provide insights into how the brain works like never before. A new book combines science with management techniques to offer strategies for peak performance.

How the Outcome of the French Election Will Impact Europe

Emmanuel Macron's victory in the French presidential election puts to rest for now the threat of France's exit from the European Union.

How a Simple Nudge Spurred More People to Say ‘Yes’ to Teach for America

Recent Wharton research examines how "social information" can affect the outcome of high-stakes decisions, such as choosing that first job.

To Hell and Back: Lessons from a Successful Subprime Survivor

Former Radian CEO S.A. Ibrahim believes that leadership in a crisis begins by assuming you will succeed.

The Dangers of American Complacency

Economist and author Tyler Cowen says that Americans are more complacent than ever -- and that’s not a good thing.

Philipp Rode gives keynote at Ethiopia National Cities Forum

RSS Source: Urban Age - May 4, 2017 - 7:25am

LSE Cities Executive Director Philipp Rode presented a keynote address yesterday at Ethiopia’s 7th National Cities Forum in Gondar City. The speech addressed the forum’s key theme – “Sustainable Urban Development and Good Governance for Ethiopia’s Renaissance” – in the wider context of his research on urban governance globally.

An Olympian Shares the Five Steps to Developing Resilience

Olympian Bonnie St. John shares the five steps that help to develop resilience, from her new book.

What’s Ahead for United and the Airline Industry?

United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz testified in front of Congress this week, after settling out of court with a passenger who was violently removed from a flight.

Building a Better American Voting System

A new report by the Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative looks at the state of U.S. voting technology.

Suzanne Hall discusses migration and high streets in Royal Geographical Society podcast

RSS Source: Urban Age - May 2, 2017 - 9:26am

Cities Programme Director Suzanne Hall has featured in the latest Royal Geographical Society (RGS) “Ask the Experts” podcast. The podcast, titled Diverse Places and Ordinary High Streets with Dr. Suzanne Hall, is now available and freely downloadable on iTunes.

The White House Tax Plan: What Will Work, and What Won’t

The Trump administration’s tax plan would likely mean increased government borrowing and a crowding out of private investment and capital formation, experts say.

Alexandra Gomes contributes to planning and environmental management seminar at the University of Manchester

RSS Source: Urban Age - April 27, 2017 - 4:58am

LSE Cities Research Officer Alexandra Gomes contributed yesterday to a Planning and Environmental Management seminar at the University of Manchester. Her presentation, titled Analysing Cities at Different Scales: Methods, Challenges and Opportunities, focused on her work across various research projects at LSE Cities, including Governing Urban Futures (2014), Resource Urbanisms (2015-ongoing), and Towards Urban Growth Analytics for Yangon (2016).

China Is the De Facto Leader of Globalization

RSS Source: YaleGlobal - January 12, 2017 - 11:53am
Xi Jinping is ready to lead policies on shaping globalization and fighting climate change
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