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GLA funds extension to London Expanding Density project

RSS Source: Urban Age - January 10, 2018 - 10:48am

Experiencing Density: Life in London’s New High-Density Housing is a research project exploring how residents experience new high-density residential environments in London, and what factors condition liveability and social sustainability. The project builds on recent  surveys, onsite interviews and focus groups with residents, which revealed a number of key challenges and opportunities associated with new-build high-density developments, and an older report on Density and Urban Neighbourhoods in London. The next phase of the project, funded by the GLA, will compare high-density developments built within the last 10 years with older high-density typologies built in the late 1800s, the 1930s, and the 1970s in blocks generally described as ‘successful’. The findings from the project will feed into the development of the new London Plan and potentially also Supplementary Planning Guidance on density. The research project is jointly organised by LSE Cities and LSE London.

How a Fintech Startup Aims to Take the Fear Out of Investing

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - January 10, 2018 - 10:02am
Fintech startup Riskalyze believes that when investors’ portfolios more accurately match their risk tolerance, they will make better decisions.

When Guilt Is Good: Unexpected Traits That Can Help You at Work

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - January 9, 2018 - 12:26pm
Wharton research finds that some seemingly unproductive traits can actually spur people to work well and to be effective in leadership roles.

Are Apple, Facebook, Google and Amazon Unstoppable?

NYU professor Scott Galloway talks about the pervasive influence of Big Tech -- both good and bad -- in his new book.

How CEOs Can Align the Leadership Team with Corporate Goals

Only a motivated and adaptable team committed to shared goals guarantees success, says Mphasis CEO Nitin Rakesh

Will Protests in Iran Pave the Way for Economic Changes?

Iran’s embattled government may respond to recent protests with populist measures -- but those will not necessarily create more jobs, experts say.

Breaking the Script: How Companies Can Make Themselves Memorable

We get lots of experiences in life, but very few are memorable. Is there a way for companies to burnish a positive memory with customers?

Boom or Bust: How Will Retail Fare in the New Year?

After a turbulent 2017, retail sales were up during the holidays. But retailers still face plenty of choppy water ahead.

Will Political Challenges Upend Europe’s Growth Story in 2018?

Europe's economy has surprised almost everyone with a surge of growth over the last couple of years. But will large political challenges derail progress in 2018?

U.S. Environmental Policy in 2018: What’s at Stake?

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - January 5, 2018 - 12:34pm
Experts discuss the direction the U.S. is heading in regarding environmental protection and conservation, and whether recent policy changes put U.S. businesses at a disadvantage globally.

‘Key finance mechanisms are available to deliver sustainable urbanisation’ – new working paper

RSS Source: Urban Age - January 5, 2018 - 5:48am

A new Global Review of Finance For Sustainable Urban Infrastructure working paper has been released by the Coalition for Urban Transitions. The paper, authored by LSE Cities and PwC, finds that key finance mechanisms required to plug an estimated annual global infrastructure investment deficit of US$1 trillion may already be under national government control. The paper finds that transforming national urban financial systems can enable growth and sustainable development if national policymakers overcome significant investment, regulatory and institutional barriers, including lack of upfront public capital, lack of institutional capacity, institutional inertia, high perceived risk and low perceived returns, and imperfect information.

Beyond Obamacare: What’s Ahead for U.S. Health Care in 2018

With debate over the Affordable Care Act likely to take a backseat, here are some key issues facing the U.S. health care sector in 2018.

How Diversity Powers Team Performance

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - January 4, 2018 - 11:40am
Increasing diversity has long been promoted as the right thing to do. But that notion does not account for the deep benefits that diversity can bring to an organization when it comes to performance.

What’s Blowing Up the Bitcoin Bubble?

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - January 4, 2018 - 11:37am
Despite bitcoin's growing credibility among individual and institutional investors, the cryptocurrency’s skyrocketing price is causing some concern.

Why Mobile Banking Will Replace Bank Branches

As customers opt for convenience, the number of bank branches could decline by 50% to 75%, say BankMobile co-founders Jay Sidhu and Luvleen Sidhu.

Watch Philipp Rode’s talk on the Frontiers of City Governance

RSS Source: Urban Age - January 3, 2018 - 4:25am

Philipp Rode, Executive Director of LSE Cities, spoke on Frontiers of City Governance [video] on 7 December 2017 at the Oskar von Miller Forum in Munich. Rode drew insights from the Centre’s ongoing research into New Urban Governance.

Jeremy Siegel: What’s Ahead for the U.S. Economy in 2018

It was an unexpectedly stellar year for U.S. stock markets in 2017. According to Wharton finance professor Jeremy Siegel, since most of the good news regarding the economy has been baked into indexes now, markets will likely take a breather in 2018.

Richard Sennett recognised in the 2018 New Year’s Honours for design

RSS Source: Urban Age - January 2, 2018 - 5:00am

Professor Richard Sennett, Chair of the Advisory Board at LSE Cities and Centennial Professor of Sociology at LSE, was appointed OBE for services to design in the 2018 New Year’s Honours. Through his research and extensive writings, Professor Sennett has explored how individuals and groups make social and cultural sense of material facts – about the cities in which they live and about the labour they do. How cities are designed is a key area of research at LSE Cities.

Commenting on the announcement, Professor Sennett generously said, “The real honours should go to the Cities Programme at LSE, where I did the work for which I’ve been recognised.” Professor Sennett also contributed to founding the Urban Age project and was part of  one of three evening Urban Talks [video], which were central to the official Habitat lll programme in 2016 and focused on the design of cities.

Why Flexibility Is the Key to Reaching Your Goals

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - December 28, 2017 - 12:00pm
Recent Wharton research finds that people who utilize “emergency reserves” – such as a cheat day on a diet – are more likely to attain their goals.

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
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