All posts tagged "Global Urban Lectures"

  • Good Housing Makes a Good City – Carlos Zedillo

    The lecture seeks to highlight the impact of the housing sector on the development of cities and the attainment of the Sustainability Developments Goals (SDGs). It will also unveil the state of housing in Mexico and its...

    • Posted November 8, 2018
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  • Unequal Scenes – Johnny Miller

    This lecture will explore how a unique perspective on economic inequality, in this case using a drone, is vitally important to combat what has been described as “the defining challenge of our time”. AUDIO: Johnny Miller- “Unequal...

    • Posted November 1, 2018
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  • Participatory urban planning – Elisa Maceratini

    The lecture shows the challenges and opportunities of participatory planning through a series of concrete experiences from the field. AUDIO: Elisa Maceratini- “Participatory urban planning” SYNOPSIS Issues which the lecture addresses Planners and scholars of urban studies...

    • Posted October 22, 2018
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  • Slum Tourism – Ko Koens

    The lecture focuses on introducing the fast-growing concept of tourism to economically less developed areas, also known as slum tourism, the ethical issues that it needs to deal with, its governance and the ways it may contribute...

    • Posted October 17, 2018
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  • The Urban Informal Economy – Alison Brown

    This lecture examines how precarious urban livelihoods in the informal economy can be transformed by innovative and rights-based approaches to urban policy, contributing to economic and social inclusion, and recovery in crisis-affected cities. MP3 AUDIO: Alison Brown...

    • Posted October 9, 2018
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  • “Mobility of Care” – Ines Sanchez de Madariaga

    The Mobility of Care: Introducing Gender-Aware Concepts in Transportation Planning aims at providing a better understanding of travel patterns of women and men, by taking into account the travel implications of daily tasks performed by individuals with...

    • Posted October 1, 2018
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  • Reducing speeds for better mobility and quality of life – CarlosFelipe Pardo

    The lecture will address the issue of having more appropriate speeds in cities while increasing efficiency and livability. MP3   AUDIO: CarlosFelipe Pardo – Reducing speeds for better mobility and quality of life SYNOPSIS Issues which the lecture addresses...

    • Posted August 1, 2017
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  • Stand up for public space – Luisa Bravo

    Luisa Bravo in this lecture advocates for that public space in cities is a common good, meant to be open, inclusive and democratic – a right for everybody. MP3 AUDIO: Luisa Bravo – Stand up for public space SYNOPSIS...

    • Posted July 25, 2017
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  • The tale of Broadville and Narrowtown: Why we need a global, people-based definition of cities and settlements – Lewis Dijkstra

    Lewis Dijkstra from the European Commission in this lecture explains why without a global definition of cities, urban indicators are hopelessly distorted and proposes the degree of urbanization as new method to solve this problem. MP3 AUDIO: Lewis Dijkstra...

    • Posted July 18, 2017
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  • Improving urban tenure security and property rights – Geoffrey Payne

    In this lecture, Geoffrey Payne distills thirty years of work on land tenure and property rights to provide a conceptual and methodological framework for assessing the issues involved and offers policy options with practical examples. MP3 AUDIO: Geoffrey Payne – Improving urban...

    • Posted July 11, 2017
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  • A compass for cities – Fernando Murillo

    In this lecture Fernando Murillo from University of Buenos Aires discusses the “Compass” of cities – a participatory methodology for policy making . It consists of different indicators represented graphically as a “Compass”, combining four fundamental dimensions dealing...

    • Posted July 4, 2017
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  • A collaborative partnership approach to affordable housing in Vancouver, Toronto, Portland, and Melbourne – Carolyn Whitzman

    Based on comparative research in Melbourne, Toronto, Portland and Vancouver, this lecture will focus on how collaborative partnerships can successfully advocate for, and respond to, affordable housing programs. MP3 AUDIO: Carolyn Whitzman – A collaborative partnership approach to...

    • Posted June 27, 2017
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  • Africa’s Cities: Opening Doors to the world – Somik Lall

    “Africa’s Cities: Opening Doors to the World” demonstrates how urban policy plays a central role in making Africa’s cities economically competitive MP3 AUDIO: Somik Lall – Africa’s Cities: Opening Doors to the world SYNOPSIS Issues which the lecture...

    • Posted June 20, 2017
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  • Competitive Cities for jobs and growth: What, Who and How – Sameh Wahba

    This lecture aims to introduce how cities can successfully introduce and harness levers to improve their competitiveness, facilitating firm and industry growth to create jobs, raise productivity and increase incomes. MP3 AUDIO: Sameh Wahba – Competitive Cities...

    • Posted June 13, 2017
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  • Networking City Leadership – Michele Acuto

    With mounting globalisation, sprawling city-to-city connections, and an increasing role in global governance, it is critical for city leaders to understand and strategically orient their networking activities to open up the horizons of urban policy. Michele Acuto...

    • Posted May 30, 2017
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  • “Cities and the New Climate Economy: The Role of Urban Form and Transport” – Philipp Rode

    Philipp Rode in this lecture presents the findings of the cities research programme of the Commission’s New Climate Economy (NCE) project which LSE Cities is co-leading. The overall aim of NCE is to provide independent and authoritative...

    • Posted May 23, 2017
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  • “Coproducing for sustainable cities” – Diana Mitlin

    Diana Mitlin from University of Manchester in this lecture argue that coproduction is an essential component of an inclusive urban agenda MP3 AUDIO: Diana Mitlin – Coproducing for sustainable cities SYNOPSIS Issues which the lecture addresses The...

    • Posted May 16, 2017
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  • “Implications of developments in geo-spatial technologies for slum dwellers” – Richard Sliuzas

    Richard Sliuzas from the University of Twente in the Netherlands in this lecture outlines how new technologies means new approaches to mapping, in particular slum mapping, and the implications of this. MP3 “Implications of developments in geo-spatial...

    • Posted February 22, 2016
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  • “Extending access to housing finance across Africa” – Kecia Rust

    Kecia Rust from the Centre for Affordable Housing in South Africa in this lecture discusses the current state of housing finance in Africa. MP3 “Extending access to housing finance across Africa” – Kecia Rust  SYNOPSIS If cities...

    • Posted February 22, 2016
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  • “Global Economic Competitor” – Ronald Wall

    Ronald Wall (Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam/University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa) in this lecture calls a new paradigm on how to empirically address globalization and urbanization using big data on investment...

    • Posted February 10, 2016
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