About the Event
Wednesday 17 January | 1.00pm to 2.00pm (UTC)
Venue: **In person** seminar at LSE Cities, 8th Floor Fawcett House, Clement's Inn, London WC2A 2AZ
Speaker: Professor Carlos Leite, Dean, School of Architecture and Urbanism, Mackenzie Presbyterian University, São Paulo; International lecturer; Author of “Guide to Social Urbanism” and coordinator of Cities and Health research group.
Host: Alexandra Gomes, Research Fellow, LSE Cities
In this seminar Carlos Leite will present his latest book, Guide to Social Urbanism, a practical and didactic guide, to be used as a training tool for those working to improve socially vulnerable territories, generating strong social impact. Of the 15 themes in the guide, Leite will focus on Urban Health. He will share recent research carried out in the city of São Paulo by a multidisciplinary group of researchers, based on data and evidence on the impact of the absence\presence of sports and leisure equipment in heart disease.
LSE Cities, an international centre at the London School of Economics, investigates the complexities of the contemporary city. It carries out research, graduate and executive education, advisory and engagement activities in London and abroad. Extending LSE’s century-old commitment to the understanding of urban society, LSE Cities investigates how complex urban systems are responding to the pressures of growth, change and globalisation with new infrastructures of design and governance that both complement and threaten social equity and environmental sustainability.
LSE Cities hosts a wide range of international conferences, public lecture series, seminars and awards that span the core of our research goals, and works to consolidate a growing network of urban experts.