For Topic's second event of the year, marking the launch of our third issue on Cities, we made the journey down to London – appropriately, given that the panel discussion was an exploration of the challenges of making cities both culturally and economically viable.

The event was held on February 19th, in Borders bookshop in Oxford Street. There were about 90 people there, leading to lively discussion and debate (a little too lively in the case of one rather inebriated audience member).

The event was hosted by David Haskell, Topic's Editor in Chief, and the contributors were Kathryn Firth (Co-Director of the LSE Cities Programme), Professor Nigel Thrift (Bristol University), Professor Saskia Sassen (Centennial Professor of Geography at the London School of Economics) and Denis Hardy (pro-Vice Chancellor of Middlesex University). The talks lasted for about an hour and a half, after which there was time for some questions and refreshments.

Back to Top | More Extras | Subscribe to Topic

Kathryn Firth is the Co-Director of the LSE Cities Programme. Nigel Thrift is a professor at Bristol University. Saskia Sassen is the Centennial Professor of Geography at the London School of Economics. Denis Hardy is the pro-Vice Chancellor of Middlesex University. David Haskell is the Editor in Chief of Topic.

Contents copyright ©2003 the authors and Topic Magazine. All rights reserved. Reproduction of any material here is forbidden without prior permission.

Topic Magazine is a quarterly non-fiction publication of unparalleled variety of voice. Each issue invites an international collection of writers and photographers to comment on a timely topic. In keeping with its mission, Topic respects the original spelling of its authors. Texts written by American authors are edited in American style; texts by British authors in British style. Topic is edited in Cambridge and New York.

We accept and welcome unsolicited manuscripts. We prefer receiving all proposals over email. We also accept submissions at either postal address.