Events

Timescapes of Urban Change: : London – Barcelona, a regeneration comparison

Focusing on two cities that are exemplars of their urban regeneration in recent years: Barcelona and London, this event will bring together urban professionals and academics to reflect, from a long-term perspective, on the role of time in the construction and experience of these two cities. By doing this, we hope to situate questions around temporality at the forefront of the research agenda on urban change.

Date and time
Tuesday 29 November 2016
6.30-8.15 PM (GMT)

Location
UCL Harrie Massey Lecture Theatre, 25 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AY

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In Defense of Housing

In this event marking the publication of their book In Defense of Housing, Peter Marcuse and David Madden explore the causes and consequences of the housing problem and detail the need for progressive alternatives

Date and time
25 October 2016
6.30-8 PM GMT

Location
PAR.2.03, Parish Building, London School of Economics, London WC2A 2AE

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Book launch: Moth

Please join the Urban Salon in celebrating the launch of Matthew Gandy's latest book, Moth.

Date and time
8 June 2016
6.30-8 PM GMT

Location
Stoke Newington Bookshop, 159 Stoke Newington High St, London N16 0NY 

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Theorising urban studies on/from China/Asia

This seminar is associated with the beginning of a new ESRC Urban Transformations funded comparative study of large scale urban development projects in London, Johannesburg and Shanghai - Governing the Future City.

Date and time
21 April 2016
5.30-7.30 PM GMT

Location
Room G07, UCL Pearson Building, London WC1E 6BT (See UCL Maps)

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Planetary Gentrification

To celebrate the launch of a new book Planetary Gentrification (2016, Polity Press) by Loretta Lees, Hyun Bang Shin and Ernesto Lopez-Morales, join us on the evening of Wednesday 16 March for a special launch event at LSE.

Date and time
16 March 2016
5.30-8 PM GMT

Location
Room PAR.LG.03, Parish Building, LSE (see LSE Maps)

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Differentiated Mobilities in Contested Cities: Towards Comparative Approaches

One of the major on-going debates and challenges in critical urban scholarship is related to the call for de-centring knowledge production, especially the emphasis on the need of ‘theorising’ from outside the Global North. What can we learn from this endeavour to re-assert the importance of southern cities, and are there any limitations in our existing practices? Does the focus on a select number of southern cities result in replicating the extant shortfalls of urban studies from the Global North?

Date and time
2 February 2016
1.30-6 PM GMT

Location
IAS Common Ground, South Wing, Wilkins Building, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT (see UCL Maps

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Learning from China and Questioning China Exceptionalism: An interdisciplinary debate

The next Urban Salon seminar is going to take place at the LSE as a half-day workshop to provide a space for academics working in various disciplines to reflect on their own research and share their thoughts on how studying China has added value to each disciplinary understanding.

Date and time
Wednesday 20th May 2015
2.30-6 pm (GMT+1)

Location
Room 32L.LG.04, 32 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London School of Economics and Political Science (Maps and Directions)

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