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Gambian Diaspora: Signs of Separation and Symbiosis

[originally published on the Africa at LSE blog] Travelling abroad to the West may be high risk, but it is one many Gambians are prepared to take in the pursuit of better economic opportunities. In this post, LSE’s Sylvia Chant explores the routes abroad for some Gambians and how they make their way back. Although […]

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Workshop May 20th – Learning from China and Questioning China Exceptionalism: An interdisciplinary debate

Urban Salon seminar 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 a unique opportunity to listen to academics working in various disciplines, who are to reflect on their own research and […]

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Event May 11th – Inequality in the 21st Century: a day long engagement with Thomas Piketty

Inequality in the 21st Century: a day long engagement with Thomas Piketty The new International Inequalities Institute at the LSE is holding a day-long event of 4 sessions with Thomas Piketty, whose ‘Capital in the 21st century’ has been of global significance in shaping debates about inequality across the globe. Cities@Geography academics will be speaking […]

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Prize for best PhD paper in Economics goes to LSE student

The Academy of Economics and Finance have awarded their prize for the best PhD paper in Economics to Pablo Navarrete, a PhD candidate in Regional Planning at LSE (supervised by Sylvia Chant and Ryan Centner). Pablo presented his paper on the impacts of different policy approaches to scavenging/waste-picking in Santiago de Chile at the 2015 annual conference of the Academy, held in […]

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New book: “Global Gentrifications: Uneven Development and Displacement”

Global Gentrifications: Uneven Development and Displacement is an exciting new volume that Dr Hyun Bang Shin has co-edited with Loretta Lees (University of Leicester) and Ernesto Lopez-Morales (University of Chile, Santiago).   About This Book Under contemporary capitalism the extraction of value from the built environment has escalated, working in tandem with other urban processes […]

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Can conveying your research visually help your teaching?

[Originally Posted on the LSE teaching blog] As the call for submissions to LSE Research Festival Exhibition 2015 is launched, several of the School’s academics who exhibited photographs and films last year tell us about the benefits for their teaching of communicating research in visual form. Sylvia Chant, Professor in LSE’s Department of Geography and […]

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