All posts tagged "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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  • The role of urban law in the New Urban Agenda – Thomas Coggin

    This lecture will introduce listeners to the role of law (including legislation, rights, and jurisprudence) in influencing our lives in cities, focusing primarily on its benefits, but also how it can marginalize people. MP3  AUDIO: Thomas Coggin – The...

    • Posted June 6, 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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  • “Solving Energy Poverty, a liter at a time” – Illac Diaz

    Illac Diaz from the MyShelter Foundation aims to in this lecture showcase ways to reuse plastic bottles as quick solutions to solve lighting issues in crisis situations. The ‘Liter of Light’ project teaches communities the technology to...

    • Posted February 22, 2016
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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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  • “Gender perspectives in urban planning” – Ana Falú

    Ana Falú from the National University of Cordoba – and the Coordinator of the UN-Habitat UNI Gender Hub – in this lecture discusses urban planning from a gender perspective, with emphasis on both who has the right...

    • Posted February 1, 2016
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  • “Transforming the City towards Low-Carbon Resilience” – Steffen Lehmann

    “Transforming the City towards Low-Carbon Resilience” introduces urban design principles that support the transformation of existing cities towards more resilience regarding the impact of climate change.  Steffen Lehmann – Professor, University of Portsmouth/Founder of s_Lab Space Laboratory...

    • Posted January 29, 2016
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  • “The federation model of community organizing” – Sheela Patel, Slum Dwellers International

    In the past two decades through a process called “Enumeration” through which the members collect at city level data about slums, Slum Dwellers International have created a mechanism which serves to create a city wide network of...

    • Posted January 14, 2016
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  • Principles of Planned Urbanization – Dr. Joan Clos, Executive Director UN-Habitat

    In this lecture, Dr Clos discusses planned versus spontaneous urbanization, the issues this entails and three concrete principles for planning sustainable cities. Together they form a three-legged approach to sustainable urbanization. Principles of Planned Urbanization – Dr....

    • Posted December 3, 2015
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  • “Pro-poor solid waste management” – Marijk Huysman, Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies

    Marijk Huysman bases her lecture on the importance of accessible and effective urban waste collection services for public health, environmental conditions, productivity and aesthetics of cities. Yet evidence shows that waste services are often failing poor people....

    • Posted November 17, 2014
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  • “City Prosperity Initiative” – Eduardo Moreno, UN-Habitat

    “The City Prosperity Initiative” presents UN-Habitat’s new global initiative that aims to reinforce local capacities for cities to improve well being and prosperity through a new monitoring tool (city prosperity index) a policy dialogue based on a...

    • Posted November 17, 2014
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