Events

Innovation in Large Scale Urban Development

As part of a comparative ESRC research project, Governing the Future City, a comparative analysis of governance innovations in large scale urban developments in Shanghai, London, and Johannesburg, this public event brings together lead practitioners from the three contexts to learn from and reflect on different approaches to large scale urban development projects.

Date and time
Wednesday 17 January 2018
17.30 – 19.30

Location
Room G.12
The Bartlett
22 Gordon Street
London WC1H 0QB
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Financialization, land value capture and urban development: Comparative perspectives

The burgeoning literature on financialization, land value capture and urban development is often focused on transnational private sector actors, and has brought forward numerous detailed case studies of urban development in wealthier country contexts; interpretations veer between very wide-ranging generalizations on the circulation of capital, and detailed case studies of the politics of urban development.

Date and time
Monday 15 January 2018
17.00 – 19.00

Location
UCL Anatomy G29 J Z Young LT
entrance from Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT
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Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle

Urban Salon are supporting the screening of the film Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle as a fundraiser for the Aylesbury leaseholders legal expenses for the upcoming public inquiry on compulsory purchase.

Date and time
11th November 2017

6.30-9.00pm (GMT)

Location
Cambridge House, 1 Addington Square, London SE5 0HF
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Mega-Urbanization in the Global South

Join the Urban Salon in this panel discussion of the recently-published, Mega-Urbanization in the Global South, edited by Ayona Datta and Abdul Shaban.

Date and time
17 May 2017
6.00-7.30 p.m. (BST)

Location
King’s College London, Pyramid Room, 4th floor, K4U.04, King’s Building, Strand Campus, London WC2R 2LS

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Sensory Cities: New Methods and Approaches for Research, Planning, Design and Curation

As cities are not only driving economic forces in Europe but crucial entities for providing a sense of place in a globalising world, it is important to examine the role of the senses in place-making and attachments. This final conference of the AHRC funded international research network "Sensory Cities: researching, representing and curating sensory-emotional landscapes of urban environments" (2015-2017) shares our key findings from the project

Date and time
24 March 2017

10.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m.

Location
London Metropolitan University, The Wash Houses, Old Castle Street, London E1 7NT

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Imagining infrastructures

The modern usage of the term infrastructure has gone through a series of permutations from early emphasis on logistics, organization, and the expanding scope of technological networks to more recent interest in the intersections with landscape, ecology, and alternative theorisations of urban materiality. In this event we will explore questions relating to the meaning and conceptualisation of urban infrastructures.

Date and time
6 March 2017
6.00-7.30 p.m. (GMT)

Location
Centre Building Room CBG.1.06
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE

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Vertical: The City from Satellites to Tunnels

Urban Salon hosts the book launch of Vertical: The City from Satellites to Tunnels (Verso, 2017), the new publication by Professor Stephen Graham (Newcastle University).

Date and time
28 February 2017
6.00-7.30 p.m.

Location
King’s College London, Strand Campus, Pyramid Room, King’s Building, London WC2R 2LS (View map)

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#haters

In collaboration with the UCL Urban Laboratory, and hosted at the Bloomsbury Theatre Studio, we present a production of #haters, a spoken-word narrative-theatre play by Odd Eyes Theatre, looking at how "gentrification" in the name of urban regeneration is changing the cultural landscape of the UK.

Date and time
11 February 2017
5.00-7.00 p.m. (GMT)

Location
Bloomsbury Theatre Studio, 15 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AH

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