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The Urban Age Project is an investigation into the future of cities organized by the London School of Economics and Political Science with Deutsche Bank’s Alfred Herrhausen Society. This investigation extends across the continents with an international and interdisciplinary network of national and local policy makers, academic experts and urban practitioners. Urban Age aims to heighten awareness of the links between physical form and the social characteristics of cities by activating and sustaining an ongoing worldwide dialogue between heads of state, city mayors and internationally renowned specialists with practical and theoretical expertise in fields ranging from governance and urban crime to housing, city design and transport.

London School of Economics and Political Science is an international center of excellence with a longstanding commitment to an innovative understanding of urban society. The Cities Programme was established at the LSE in 1996, and its main objective is to link the urban social sciences with the built environment.

Deutsche Bank’s Alfred Herrhausen Society is a center of independent thinking that seeks to identify traces of the future in the present, and thereby raise public awareness of the directions in which society is moving. Through its broad range of activities, the Alfred Herrhausen Society analyses the critical issues, the need for reform and trends in international civil society, and initiates debate on proactive and reactive response options.