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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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The continuing legacy of partition in India’s urban spaces

Romola Sanyal looks at how the history of migration and refugees in India can help us to better understand issues of contemporary urbanisation in South Asian cities. It has been 67 years since the partition of India, and yet its legacy continues to haunt the spaces and narratives of many Indian cities. These cities emerged […]

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Cluster news roundup – summer 2014

It has been a busy few months for the Cluster, with academics sharing their expertise at a variety of events across three continents and enjoying considerable research funding success. Catch up with all the latest news below. Invited talks Professor Sylvia Chant ran a short course entitled ‘Cities, Poverty and Gender’ at the University of Fribourg, […]

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