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Developing urban futures

Burdett, Ricky, Rode, Philipp, Griffiths, Peter, Havener, Rosie and Gomes, Alexandra (2018) Developing urban futures. In: LSE Cities Conference, 2018-11-29 - 2018-11-30.

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Abstract

The Urban Age turns its ‘reflexive lens’ to Africa after a series of international conferences that have allowed us to assess selected cities in hotspots of urban growth and change across the world. For 15 years, the Urban Age project has conducted a worldwide investigation into the future of cities, holding conferences, generating research, curating exhibitions, publishing books (most recently Shaping Cities in an Urban Age) and producing newspapers like this one to explore the relationship between the design of cities – how we live, move and work – and how they can be better governed and managed to tackle the challenges of, for example, uncontrolled sprawl, inequality and climate change. The risks associated with steep and unmanaged urban growth are high. The essays in this publication provide context and perspective on the challenges faced by developing cities: from fragmented urbanisation and economic inefficiency, to environmental damage and limited democratic accountability. As the location for the 17th Urban Age conference, Addis Ababa, with its distinctive model of urban transformation in Africa, is explored in greater detail as a basis to frame questions around our shared urban future.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Official URL: https://lsecities.net/
Additional Information: © 2018 London School of Economics and Political Science
Divisions: LSE Cities
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Sets: Research centres and groups > LSE Cities (Cities Programme)
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2018 16:08
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 14:33
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/91409

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