LG04 at 26 Bedford Way, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0AP
The "Dialogues in Urban Equality" series is a London-based monthly seminar that provides a space of encounter to discuss the challenges of Urban Equality through different perspectives, geographies, and voices. The series is part of the project "Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality" (KNOW), funded by RCUK GCRF, and led by The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, at University College London.
This month it will focus on metrics as powerful forms of urban knowledge and the role they play in shaping how prosperity and inequality are conceptualised, measured and acted on in cities.
Prof Caren Levy
The Bartlett Development Planning Unit UCL, KNOW Principal Investigator
Our discussants will include:
Prof Henrietta L. Moore
The Institute for Global Prosperity (IGP), UCL
Dr José Gabriel Palma
Faculty of Economics, Cambridge University. For more information please register your interest via Facebook
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