LSE Cities is an international centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science that carries out research, education and outreach. Its mission is to study how people and cities interact in a rapidly urbanizing world, focusing on how the design of cities impacts on society, culture and the environment. This is the first in a series of publications by Routledge that cover innovative research in the areas of the urban economy, health and well-being, as well as climate change and the environment. LSE Cities’ interdisciplinary approach is designed to widen our understanding of the complexities of the modern urban condition at a global level, providing practical solutions to urban policymakers and scholars who are engaged with understanding the challenges and opportunities of living in an increasingly urban age.
Cities house the majority of the world’s population and are the dynamic centres of 21st century life, at the heart of economic, social and environmental change. They are still beset by difficult problems but often demonstrate resilience in the face of regional and national economic decline. Faced…
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