Conflicts of an Urban Age

Cities occupy less than 1% of global land, but generate over two-thirds of the world’s economic output. They are the stage-sets for social opportunity and social inequality. While some cities are pioneering sustainable and imaginative solutions, many are not. New city forms are also emerging, with profound social and environmental consequences for billions of urban dwellers. 



25 June - 19 October 2018
Monday to Friday
9am to 6pm (closed bank holiday Monday)

8 Fitzroy Street

The exhibition, jointly organised by LSE Cities and the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft, highlights the spatial and social consequences of dramatic urban growth in cities across the world between 1990 and 2015. Conflicts of an Urban Age describes how six cities – Addis Ababa, Istanbul, London, Mexico City, Mumbai and Shanghai – have changed over the last 25 years.

Alongside this, Arup will showcase a selection of inspirational solutions, developed and implemented by individuals, local communities or organisations at grassroots level, that address challenges posed by rapid urban growth in these six cities. 

LSE Cities is an international centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science that carries out research, graduate and executive education and outreach activities in London and abroad. It studies how people and cities interact in a rapidly urbanising world, focusing on how the physical form and design of cities impacts on society, culture and the environment.

Phase 2 is a programme of exhibitions and events which supports collaborations between artists, architects and engineers, as well as with external cultural organisations. 

For more information, please visit the LSE Cities, or contact [email protected]