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Governing urban futures (LSE Cities Conference, Delhi, India, 14-15 November 2014)

Burdett, Ricky and Rode, Philipp and Shankar, Priya and Vahidy, Shan, eds. (2014) Governing urban futures (LSE Cities Conference, Delhi, India, 14-15 November 2014). LSE Cities Conference Newspaper . LSE Cities, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

he Urban Age returns to India after a series of international conferences that have allowed us to test the temperature of cities in hotspots of urban growth and change across the world. Since the Urban Age conference in Mumbai in 2007, we have investigated questions of cities and health in Hong Kong, the jobs and economy in Chicago, the smartness of smart cities in London and the impacts of grand scale transformations in Rio de Janeiro. We have done further in-depth studies of the dynamics of São Paulo and Istanbul, and carried out extensive work at LSE Cities on the green economy, social cohesion and the impacts of climate change on cities. As Philipp Rode and Priya Shankar note in their introductory essay, it is the future of urban governance that now requires urgent attention, as cities and city regions across the globe struggle to cope with exposure to environmental, social and political risk. For this reason, the Urban Age has carried out new research on governance systems, published for the first time in the Data section of this newspaper, alongside essays by experts and commentators on the major theoretical, political and environmental issues faced by cities in India and internationally. As India enters a critical juncture in its development path, its cities will be key sites of evolution. With the help of over 60 experts and policymakers from 22 cities, in ten countries from five continents, we hope that this year’s conference in Delhi will help us understand the links between urban governance and the future development of cities.

Item Type: Book
Official URL: http://lsecities.net/
Additional Information: © 2014 LSE Cities (this collection) : each article © the author
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD100 Land Use
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Departments > Sociology
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2015 16:04
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2015 16:06
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/60780

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