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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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Research: why London needs to follow Berlin and New York and make renting more socially acceptable

Why is the cost of renting sky high in London and less socially acceptable for middle-income families than in New York and Europe? Housing expert Kathleen Scanlon of the Cities Research Cluster explains her latest research findings. The median rental price for a furnished 3-bedroom property in London will set you back around £1500 a month […]

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Cities research cluster colleagues take centre stage at Teaching Excellence Awards

Two of the Cities Research Cluster at the Department of Geography and Environment have been recognised for their outstanding contributions at the annual LSE Student Led Teaching Excellence Awards. Managed by the Students’ Union, the Teaching Excellence Awards enable students to define the meaning of excellent teaching and show how it’s possible for everyone at LSE to […]

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Department of Geography and Environment (@LSEGeography) hosted Professor David Harvey’s public lecture on 17 Contradictions of Capitalism

Professor David Harvey, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Geography at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, gave a public lecture at the LSE, marking the publication of Professor Harvey’s new book, Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism. The event was co-hosted by the Department of Geography and Environment and the Department of […]

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