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Special Event
Book Launch - Changing London: The Rough Guide for the next London Mayor



Monday 6
th July 4.30-6pm, followed by an informal reception

32L 1.04 1st Floor Conference Room, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields WC2A 3PH

Chair: Professor Anne Power

Speakers: David Robinson, Changing London; Tony Travers, LSE London

Summary:

CASE are delighted to invite you to the launch of a new book Changing London, a rough guide for the next Mayor, which captures the radical but practical ideas of the people of London with a pioneering and collaborative approach to politics. Author David Robinson will present and discuss the main themes that came out of hundreds of suggestions from Londoners on how their city should look, plus experiences learnt from cities around the world. Tony Travers will respond to the proposals and speak about the coming mayoral election.  The book brings together these ideas under five big visions for London:

  • What would the city look like if we determined to make it the best place on earth to raise a child? Or if it was a friendly city, where neighbourhoods thrived and everybody mattered?
  • How could we build a fair city where lavish wealth  and  abject poverty and both have been much reduced? Or maybe a healthy city, that did no harm and tackled sickness at source?

  •  And, to lead it all, how should we revitalise and retool a  democracy which saw only 38% vote in the last mayoral election.
Ideas range from play streets to plotting sheds, London Sundays to a Have-a-Go Festival, a permanent Fair Pay Commission, a Children’s Trust Fund and a cultural guarantee for every child, citizens budgets, a Mayor’s Share in the biggest businesses and the April Vote – an annual London referendum.

 

Booking information:

The event is free but booking is essential. Please RSVP to lsehousingandcommunities@lse.ac.uk. Places are limited so please reply as soon as possible. For more information contact Cheryl Conner at LSE (c.j.conner@lse.ac.uk). If you are not able to attend but would like more details of the book please let us know.

The book can be ordered direct from the publishers: the paperback is £9.99 including free P&P; and the ebook is £4.50.
News Posted: 06 July 2015      [Back to the Top]

STICERD Morishima Lecture
Scarcity: A talk for people too busy to attend talks

Thursday 21st May 2015, 6:30- 8pm

Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

Speaker: Professor Sendhil Mullainathan

Why does poverty persist?  Why do successful people get things done at the last minute?  A single psychology--the psychology of scarcity--connects these seemingly unconnected questions. The research in our book shows how scarcity creates its own mindset. Understanding this mindset sheds light on our personal problems as well as the broader social problem of poverty and what we can do about it.  

After the success of last year's Sticerd Morishima Lecture presented by Thomas Piketty, we are proud to annnounce the next public lecture will be presented by Sendhil Mullainathan on May 21st at the LSE. This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. More details of the event can be found here.

 


News Posted: 21 May 2015      [Back to the Top]

Inequality: what can be done?
CASE and International Inequalities Institute public lecture

Thursday 30 April 2015, 6.30-8pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building Speakers: Professor Sir Tony Atkinson, Tom Clark, and Professor Baroness Lister


Introducing his new book, Inequality: what can be done?, Professor Atkinson will argue we can do much more about inequality than skeptics imagine.

Watch the video of Tony Atkinson talking about the event, below:
Professor Tony Atkinson

Download the Podcast (MP3) and Slides (PDF) from the event.

Tony Atkinson is a Centennial Professor at LSE and a Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford.

Tom Clark writes for The Guardian and is the author of Hard Times: the divisive toll of the economic slump.

Ruth Lister is Baroness Lister of Burtersett and Emeritus Professor of Social Policy at Loughborough University.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEinequality

This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

For any queries see LSE Events FAQ or contact us at events@lse.ac.uk or 0207 955 6043.

Media queries: please contact the Press Office if you would like to request a press seat or have a media query about this event, emailLSE.Press.Events@lse.ac.uk.


News Posted: 30 April 2015      [Back to the Top]

Poverty in Suburbia – ‘the American experience'
Smith Institute and CASE special seminar

Part of the CASE Social Exclusion Seminar Series

Tuesday 28th April 2015, 4.30-6pm, followed by a reception

32L 1.04 1st Floor Conference Room, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields WC2A 3PH


The Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, the Smith Institute and the Barrow Cadbury Fund are delighted to welcome back Alan Berube, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, to talk about his report: Confronting Suburban Poverty.

Alan has spent over a decade researching poverty. His earlier work uncovered surprising trends - there seemed to be more poor people in metropolitan areas living outside big cities than within them. This seminar explores the whats, whys and wherefores of suburban poverty and what it means for social and housing policy. Paul Hunter, Head of Research at the Smith Institute, and Ruth Lupton, Professor of Education at the University of Manchester, will respond from a UK perspective. The event will be chaired by Anne Power, Professor of Social Policy at LSE.

Booking information:

The event is free but booking is essential. Please RSVP to lsehousingandcommunities@lse.ac.uk. Places are limited so please reply as soon as possible. For more information contact Cheryl Conner at LSE (c.j.conner@lse.ac.uk). If you are not able to attend but would like more details of the research please let us know.

Draft outline:

4.30-4.35pm       Anne Power: Welcome from the Chair

4.35-5.00pm       Alan Berube: Poverty in Suburbia

5.00-5.15pm       Paul Hunter and Ruth Lupton: response – a UK perspective (7.5 mins each)

5.15-6.00pm       Questions and discussion


News Posted: 28 April 2015      [Back to the Top]


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