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LSE Advancement highlights Bloomberg Philanthropies support for Executive MSc in Cities

July 14, 2017 - 6:17am

A new article on LSE Advancement’s “Your Gifts in Action” section features the two recipients of the 2016/17 Bloomberg Scholarship for Public Service. Navin Rai and Yao Wen-Chih joined the first cohort of Executive MSc in Cities participants in September 2016. The 18-month modular programme has been designed for individuals who want to improve the way their organisations understand and deliver change in cities.

 

Urban Governance Survey featured in recently published book

July 13, 2017 - 8:56am

The Urban Governance Survey has been featured in the book Data Visualisation for Success, edited by Steven Braun, as an example of innovatively sharing academic research. The survey, which forms part of the larger LSE Cities New Urban Governance programme, was previously shortlisted for an Information is Beautiful Award. This global database of 127 cities was developed by LSE Cities in partnership with UN-Habitat and UCLG, and supported by the MacArthur Foundation.

Resource Urbanisms presented at AESOP conference

July 10, 2017 - 10:11am

LSE Cities researcher Alexandra Gomes will present Resource Urbanisms at the Association of European Schools of Planning’s annual conference in Lisbon on Friday. Resource Urbanisms examines multiple aspects of how natural resources, urban form and infrastructure affect each other and potentially lead to the establishment of divergent forms of urbanism. Alexandra will also present her PhD research on urban sensescapes and developing a multi-sensory framework for analysing urban space.

 

 

 

Suzanne Hall to chair discussion on social cohesion at the Royal Institute of British Architects

June 30, 2017 - 7:11am

Cities Programme Director Suzanne Hall will chair a discussion on architecture and social cohesion at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) on Tuesday. The contribution is part of the RIBA International Week taking place from 3 to 7 July 2017, with a programme of events and keynote speeches around the theme of the New Urban Agenda – the United Nation’s global strategy on goals for sustainable development and housing over the coming two decades.

New working paper on urban planning and humanitarian crises co-authored by David Garcia

June 29, 2017 - 6:58am

Urban Age Research Assistant David Garcia has recently contributed to the publication of the working paper, Urban planning following humanitarian crises: Supporting local government to take the lead in the Philippines following super typhoon Haiyan. The paper, co-authored with Elizabeth Parker, Victoria Maynard, and Rahayu Yoseph-​Paulus in a series published by the IIED human settlements research group aims to identify, document and disseminate learning from UN–Habitat’s experience providing urban planning support to three Local Government Units in Guiuan, Ormoc and Tacloban after super typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

Philipp Rode to moderate Mobilize Santiago plenary

June 27, 2017 - 8:01am

LSE Cities’ Executive Director Philipp Rode will moderate “Governing Urban Accessibility Beyond Transport” at Mobilize Santiago, the annual sustainable transport summit of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP). Thursday’s plenary – “Governing Urban Accessibility Beyond Transport” – will consider access as the basis of economic development in cities. Research shows that governing urban accessibility requires moving beyond conventional urban transport considerations to a greater recognition of land use, urban design, service levels and travel speeds, while ensuring greater coordination between municipal and metropolitan agencies.