What is Urban Age?
Why Urban Age?
How does Urban Age work?
What measurable impact can a research program have on the development of megacities? Urban Age has many different answers to this question.
With numerous events, Urban Age has started to build an ever-growing global network of protagonists – architects and urban planners as well as the relevant municipal institutions and administrative authorities. One such event is the Urban Age conference, which has been taking place since 2005 and has been staged in New York, Shanghai, Mexico City, Johannesburg, Berlin, Mumbai, São Paolo, Istanbul, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Rio de Janeiro, Delhi and, as part of the 2016 Biennale di Architettura, in Venice. True to its motto “Think global, act local”, Urban Age always involves local actors.
Urban Age has a number of widely received publications and impressive graphics, which “Urban Age Analytics” uses to help visualise urban development. Both are tangible results of the work Urban Age does. The Urban Age website and its social media activities provide at-a-glance information on the work and results of Urban Age.
Urban Age’s message is getting through: many of its core topics have been vocalised either directly or indirectly by influential global debates, for example the development of the Post-2015 Development Agenda of the UN with the ‘Sustainable Development Goals’, the New Urban Agenda in Habitat III, or the ‘Human Settlements’ section of the current report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
More up-to-date information about the Urban Age program and its activities can be found on this website or here.
Urban Age Partner
Our partner in the Urban Age program is LSE Cities. LSE Cities is an international research center at the London School of Economics and Political Science, which is active in research, teaching, initiating and implementing outreach activities in London and other cities worldwide. More information on LSE Cities can be found here: http://LSECities.net