Skip Content

Social Innovation and Global Urban Challenges

31 October 2014 The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH

In celebration of World Cities Day 2014, the British Academy held a seminar on 31 October 2014 which highlighted the role and importance of social innovation in contemporary urban change and ‘smart’ liveable city spaces. Participants included scholars, policy makers, social entrepreneurs as well as representatives of private sector and non-governmental organisations from the UK and overseas. Discussions revolved around issues pertaining to urban violence and community resilience, new forms of civic and political participation in urban spaces, alternative business models and informal economies. Speaker presentations showcased examples of social innovation and creative responses to urban challenges and transformations from the UK, China, India, Japan, Lebanon, Jamaica, Zimbabwe, South Africa, the USA and elsewhere.

The British Academy organised this event in collaboration with the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

Seminar programme (PDF file - 124 KB)

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close