LSE Geography & Environment

Welcome to the LSE Department of Geography and Environment’s official page.

The LSE Department of Geography & Environment is a centre of international academic excellence in economic, urban and development geography, environmental social science and climate change.

21/06/2024

💡 Spotlighting research by Ryan Centner and Mara Nogueira-Teixeira

'Geographies of entitled anger: revanchist populism in Brazil and beyond'

🔴 https://eprints.lse.ac.uk/122810/

20/06/2024

Commenting on the Labour Party's proposed National Wealth Fund, Neil Lee emphasises that the fund should be integrated into a broader strategy to spur technological advancements and attract targeted investments.

🔴 https://zurl.co/zSWE

19/06/2024

💡 Spotlighting research by Andrés Rodríguez-Pose and Min Zhang

'Government reform and innovation performance in China'

🔴 https://eprints.lse.ac.uk/122728/

18/06/2024

💡 Spotlighting research by Neil Lee, Metta Ni and Augustin Boey

'The scale-up state: Singapore’s industrial policy for the digital economy'

🔴 https://zurl.co/jriy

17/06/2024

We're so thrilled for Henry Overman, Professor of Economic Geography and Research Director of the Centre for Economic Performance, who has been recognised in the King's Birthday Honours List 2024.

Henry has been made Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to local growth.

A wonderful achievement! 👏

https://zurl.co/Pw7W

13/06/2024

Congratulations to all our staff recognised at the recent LSE Class Teacher Awards and LSESU Teaching Awards! 😊

LSESU Award for PhD Supervision, Highly commended, Riccardo Crescenzi 👏

LSE Class Teacher Awards...

🏆 Winners: William Mitchell, Sraman Sircar and Ran Wei

👏 Highly Commended: Ivana Bevilacqua, Nikolaus Hastreiter, Merril Hopper, Ali Kokbudak, Till Meissner, Line Relisieux, Martina Rotolo and Romano Tarsia!

Ticket information 10/06/2024

🎉 It's officially week!

There's still time to register to attend online or in person to hear from experts across topics including AI, politics, economics, and beyond.

Find out what's on 👇

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Ticket information Book your free tickets for the LSE Festival 2024: Power and Politics.

07/06/2024

🎉 Congrats to Yorga Permana for passing his viva earlier this week!

Check out this pic from Yorga's viva. From left: Zara Shabrina, Budy Resosudarmo, Nancy Holman, Yorga and Riccardo Crescenzi.

Amazing news, Yorga 🥳!

LSE Undergraduate Open Day 07/06/2024

🌍 Thinking of studying with us? 🤔

Hear from our faculty about what it's like to study in a world-class department in the heart of London at our Undergraduate Open Day on Thursday 4 July!

🔴 https://zurl.co/y01J

LSE Undergraduate Open Day The LSE Undergraduate Open Day is a chance to visit the campus, attend subject talks, find out more about the application process and discover student life.

How do we know if national economies are sustainable? A guide to going "Beyond GDP" | LSE Festival Skills 06/06/2024

Did you know we can go "Beyond GDP" to measure economic progress and sustainability?

Join a free, one-hour workshop with experts Giles Atkinson and Matthew Agarwala to learn practical ways to measure sustainable development! 🌍



https://zurl.co/QVCN

How do we know if national economies are sustainable? A guide to going "Beyond GDP" | LSE Festival Skills 12.00pm Friday 14 June | Giles Atkinson and Matthew Agarwala | LSE Skills free event at the LSE Festival: Power and Politics | Ticket required

06/06/2024

📢 Postgrads: it’s time to share your feedback in the Postgraduate Survey! 📝

The Postgraduate Survey is your opportunity to use your voice 🎤 and provide feedback on your experience of our department and LSE to help us enhance the student experience for future generations of LSE students 🎓

⏳ The survey takes just 10 minutes to complete, and you’ll be entered to win a cash prize 💰 of up to £400, or two runner-up prizes of £200. Take the survey now! 📲

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05/06/2024

💡 This , we're spotlighting research by Kasia Paprocki and Jason Cons 🌎

'Dystopia is a Political Project'

Anthropological Theory

🔴 https://zurl.co/r5zk

Colonial power and climate change | LSE Festival 04/06/2024

If climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing the world today, then understanding how power shapes climate change must be among the most urgent tasks for contemporary social science 🌍

Join our panel of distinguished speakers as we explore the critical intersection of history, power, and environmental governance to address today's climate challenges.

Sign up for your free ticket! 🎟️

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Colonial power and climate change | LSE Festival 1pm Wednesday 12 June | Mark Nesbitt, Laura Pulido, Jake Subryan Richards | Free event at the LSE Festival: Power and Politics | Ticket required

03/06/2024

This week Hyun Bang Shin will appear as a keynote speaker for this symposium on urban-rural development in China.

Hyun's talk is about “Locating temporality in China’s urban political economy”

Details below! 👇

https://zurl.co/HA60

Details | Events | University of Exeter 31/05/2024

In June, Claire Mercer will give two keynote talks about her upcoming book, "The Suburban Frontier: Middle-Class Construction in Dar es Salaam." 🇹🇿

On 5 June Claire will give the Annual keynote Lecture at Exeter Urban and on 7 June will give the Keynote address at Utafiti: A Research Workshop for Scholars of Eastern Africa at SOAS.

Details | Events | University of Exeter We are committed to nurturing talent and encouraging new ideas, making Exeter a great place to pursue Postgraduate Research.

31/05/2024

We are extremely proud that our former Head of Department and current Visiting Professor, Simona Iammarino, has been awarded the prestigious ERSA Prize in Regional Science 2024! 👏😊

The Award Ceremony will take place on Friday 30 August during the Closing Session of the 63rd ERSA Congress at Terceira Island.

Congratulations on this fantastic achievement, Simona! 🙌 ❤️

Displacement Urbanism 30/05/2024

🎙️ In Episode 17 of the Displacement Urbanism podcast, Romola Sanyal talks to Catalina Ortiz from The Bartlett Development Planning Unit at UCL about her work on displacement in Colombia, particularly in the making of the neighbourhood of Moravia, and how we think about care as we analyse displacement.

https://zurl.co/VwHj

Displacement Urbanism Listen to Romola Sanyal's Displacement Urbanism podcast series.

28/05/2024

🤔 What do think of ’s economic policy?

Neil Lee asked a group of leading economists to try and work it out – here's what they said about Labour's blind spots, grand theory, and pragmatic approach

https://zurl.co/wdCa

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LSE graduate student wins prestigious Stanford scholarship 22/05/2024

🎉 Huge congratulations to MSc Local Economic and Development student David Millman for being named a Knight-Hennessy Scholar at Stanford University! 🌟

The Knight-Hennessy program is an incredibly competitive, multidisciplinary scholarship that supports graduate students with up to three years of tuition for Stanford’s graduate or professional programs. 🎓✨

Commenting on the scholarship David adds, "As someone who has found LSE to be pivotal in my academic and professional journey, I'm thrilled to share this news. Also, knowing that the new LSE President, Larry Kramer, was formerly the Dean of the Law School I'll be attending this fall makes this recognition even more special!" 📚

🔴 https://zurl.co/fVOH

LSE graduate student wins prestigious Stanford scholarship LSE student David Millman has been selected for the prestigious Knight-Hennessy Scholarship program at Stanford University.

Colonial power and climate change | LSE Festival 22/05/2024

Join our panel of distinguished speakers as we explore the critical intersection of history, power, and environmental governance to address today's climate challenges 🌍

🔴 Mark Nesbitt is curator of the Economic Botany Collection at Kew Gardens
🔴 Laura Pulido is Collins Chair and Professor of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies and Geography at the University of Oregon and Centennial Professor in the Department of Geography and Environment at LSE
🔴 Jake Subryan Richards is Assistant Professor in the Department of International History at LSE

Sign up for your free ticket 🎟️

https://zurl.co/khhl

Colonial power and climate change | LSE Festival 1pm Wednesday 12 June | Mark Nesbitt, Laura Pulido, Jake Subryan Richards | Free event at the LSE Festival: Power and Politics | Ticket required

IFAS-Research Workshop: Policing Appearances, Reclaiming Aesthetics. – IFAS-Research 21/05/2024

📢 On 22 May PhD candidate in Human Geography, Line Relisieux, will present her research at the 'Policing Appearances, Reclaiming Aesthetics' Workshop in Braamfontein, Johannesburg 🇿🇦

The workshop explores how power relationships based on race, gender, class, age and other criteria operate through the policing of appearances, and how aesthetic practices contribute to the renegotiation of such power relationships.

https://zurl.co/jHZy

IFAS-Research Workshop: Policing Appearances, Reclaiming Aesthetics. – IFAS-Research IFAS-Research Workshop: Policing Appearances, Reclaiming Aesthetics. IFAS-Research cordially invites you to join us for a workshop at IFAS. Theme: Policing Appearances, Reclaiming Aesthetics. Date: May 22, 2024 Time: 2-5:30pm Venue: IFAS, 62 Juta Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg RSVP: Secure your....

21/05/2024

💡 Our Economic Geography and Spatial Economics seminar series concludes for Spring Term on 23 May with Hans Koster from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

If you'd like to attend, please email [email protected]

https://zurl.co/4Smz

20/05/2024

💡 Our Social Life of Climate Change seminar series returns tomorrow with Patrick Bresnihan from Maynooth University and Naomi Millner from the University of Bristol.

🔴 https://zurl.co/dofI

16/05/2024

Today is 🌳

We speak to Meredith Whitten, LSE Fellow in Environment, to find out why trees are so important:

"Trees are critical green infrastructure, particularly in an urban context. Along with a diverse range of green spaces - such as parks, vegetated roofs, living walls, swales and verges - trees can deliver critical environmental, economic and social benefits.

The work that trees do is multifunctional. For example, street trees can provide shaded walking corridors, which help urban residents adapt to urban heating.

Simultaneously, street trees can enhance biodiversity, such as through increased habitat for birds. Exposure to biodiversity, and related aspects such as birdsong, has been shown to improve mental wellbeing. And, such nature-based mental-health interventions can reduce the economic burden of ill health.

Trees also support cultural heritage, serving as a link between a place's past and future.

The valuable benefits underpin urban policies worldwide that call for reforestation and increased urban trees canopy.

My research on green space planning has shown the need to include trees in approaches to improving urban resiliency and decreasing inequalities in access to nature. Too often, the focus is narrowly on parks in planning for green space. Trees, however, should be fundamental to a diverse urban greening portfolio."

Read more of Meredith's research 👉 https://zurl.co/YnHB

15/05/2024

💡 Spotlighting research by Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Lewis Dijkstra and Hugo Poelman

'The geography of EU discontent and the regional development trap' 🇪🇺

🔴 https://zurl.co/3pAI

Colonial power and climate change | LSE Festival 14/05/2024

Join our panel of distinguished speakers as we explore the critical intersection of history, power, and environmental governance to address today's climate challenges 🌍

Speakers:

🔴 Mark Nesbitt is curator of the Economic Botany Collection at Kew Gardens
🔴 Laura Pulido is Collins Chair and Professor of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies and Geography at the University of Oregon and Centennial Professor in the Department of Geography and Environment at LSE
🔴 Jake Subryan Richards is Assistant Professor in the Department of International History at LSE

Chair

🔴 Kasia Paprocki is Associate Professor of Environment in the Department of Geography and Environment at LSE

Sign up for your free ticket 🎟️

https://zurl.co/khhl

Colonial power and climate change | LSE Festival 1pm Wednesday 12 June | Mark Nesbitt, Laura Pulido, Jake Subryan Richards | Free event at the LSE Festival: Power and Politics | Ticket required

13/05/2024

💡 Our Economic Geography and Spatial Economics seminar series continues on 16 May with Elena Renzullo from LSE.

If you'd like to attend, please email [email protected]

https://zurl.co/9IFX

10/05/2024

🌟 Exciting News from the MSc Urbanisation and Development Alumni community!

🚀 On 7 May we launched our very first U&D in Practice series, featuring Monica Laucas, a U&D graduate and Senior Economist at Buro Happold.

💡 Monica shared invaluable insights from her impressive career journey, spanning roles at AECOM, Temple Group, and advisory positions with the UK's National Infrastructure Commission.

A big thank you to Monica for inspiring our community and to everyone who joined us for this enriching session!

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