Link to portal Urban studies and research at LSE Urban@LSE is a portal for masters and doctoral teaching and for research activities on cities and urban issues across LSE. It aims to provide a resource for faculty, researchers and graduate students across the School, as well as an overview of urban teaching and research at LSE for […]

ONLINE, MEDIA Comments on the Olympics in London and their impact on communities

Vice Magazine’s ‘Guide to the Olympics,’ a 30-minute documentary (in four parts, starting here: http://www.vice.com/rule-britannia/the-vice-guide-to-the-olympics-part-1 ), offers, among other more sensationalist bits, interviews with residents of Carpenter’s Estate in the Borough of Newham, living on the ‘doorstep’ of the Games. The documentary also features author Iain Sinclair ( http://www.iainsinclair.org.uk/tag/2012-olympics/ ), who argues that the Olympics […]

PUB, JOURNAL Sustain. 2012/26 Active Transportation. University of Kentucky. The Kentucky Institute for the Environment and Sustainable Development

“Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel.the picture of free untrammeled womanhood.” Susan B. […]

INTERVIEW “City Life: Dichotomies in an Urbanizing India”: Q&A with Ananya Roy

“City Life: Dichotomies in an Urbanizing India”: Q&A with Ananya Roy According to the 2011 census, India’s urban growth has surpassed rural growth for the first time in 90 years. This population shift from rural to urban areas underscores the impact of globalized economic progress on Indian society and highlights socio-economic differences. Consequently, urbanization has […]

WEBSITE The Culture of Suburbs

The Leverhulme Trust funded Cultures of the Suburbs International Research Network is pleased to announce the launch of its new website at http://suburbs.exeter.ac.uk The Network is a partnership between the Universities of Exeter and Kingston (UK), Witwatersrand (South Africa), Hofstra (USA), Griffith (Australia) and the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. It aims to further the […]

RESEARCH PROJECT: SCIBE Scarcity and Creativity in the Built Environment – A Research Project funded by HERA

http://www.scibe.eu/ SCIBE explores the relationship between scarcity and creativity in the context of the built environment by investigating how conditions of scarcity might affect the creativity of the different actors involved in the production of architecture and urban design, and how design-led actions might improve the built environment in the future. The research is based […]

ONLINE: UrbanPortal

http://urbanportal.org The Urban Portal is an online hub designed to provide experts and non-experts easy access to current research and resources on urban issues. The Portal is a core project of the University of Chicago Urban Network, an emerging community of scholars and others that aims to spur innovation in the study of urban processes […]