Evolving Cities

LSE Cities Research Project
Led by Dr Juliet Davis
2012/13

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While studying at the London School of Economics and Political Science in the LSE Cities programme, I worked for LSE Cities as a researcher. I was a part of a small team investigating ‘Evolving Cities’ which explored the relationships between urban form resilience and its governance.

The project examined eight international case study neighbourhoods and interrogated their governance structures, population dynamics, economies and urban form in order to determine how some urban environments are able weather change, crises and economic challenges, while others evolve completely.

I produced a series of urban form analyses for the project that looked at urban change over centuries through particular street sections, and larger sections across city blocks. This was achieved through the analysis of historical imagery and by using various mapping and photographic techniques. These were supplemented by a mapping of land-use change, economic activity, green space, transport and density.