LSE Geography & Environment 1st for graduate prospects in the UK and 2nd overall in the Complete University Guide 2014
The department has retained its place above Oxford in the latest subject tables, with an impressive overall score of 98.5 out of 100. We also retain by far the best graduate prospects rating in the country, proving our students are in high demand with potential employers.
New academic link with University of Gothenburg
Professor Sylvia Chant has been appointed as Adlerbertska Guest Professor in Sustainable Development at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 2013-2015. The position will involve yearly visits to Gothenburg to engage in research presentations and exchange with staff and postgraduates specialising in Development Geography.
New Urban Asia and China course for LSE-PKU Summer School
Dr Hyun Bang Shin has introduced a new course on ‘Urban Asia and China: Cities, Society and Development‘ at the annual LSE-PKU Summer School. The course explores the contemporary dynamics of urbanisation in Asia, with special emphasis rapid urban development with strong state intervention. Please click here for more information.
Free access to the journal Environment and Urbanization until 9 December 2013. More details here.
Recently published journal articles:
- Shin, H.B. and Li, Bingqin (2013) Whose Games? The costs of being “OIympic Citizens” in Beijing, Environment and Urbanization, Vol.25 No.2, pp. 549-566
- Chant, S. (2013) ‘Long shadow of ‘smart economics’: the making, methodologies and messages of World Development Report 2012?, in Laura Oso and Natalia Ribas-Mateos (eds) The International Handbook on Gender, Migration and Transnationalism: Global and Development Perspectives, (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar), pp. 97-126.
- Pani, E. and Holman, N. (forthcoming) ‘A fetish and fiction of finance: Unravelling the subprime crisis’, Economic Geography
- Mercer, C. and Green, M. (2013) Making civil society work: contracting, cosmopolitanism and community development in Tanzania, Geoforum, Vol.45, pp. 106-115
- Sanyal, R. (2013) Hindu Space: Urban Dislocations in Post-Partition Calcutta. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers
- Shin, H.B. (2013) ‘The right to the city and critical reflections on China’s property rights activism’, Antipode, Vol.45 No.5, pp. 1167-1189
- Li, B. and Shin, H.B. (2013) Intergenerational housing support between retired old parents and their children in urban China. Urban Studies. DOI: 10.1177/0042098013483602. Early view / Download PDF
Professor Sylvia Chant addressed an audience of 2,000 in Wassu, Gambia’s Central River Region in April 2013 to celebrate the 4th ‘dropping of the knife’ by 36 former female circumcisors.