We show that an extended 3D Schrödinger algebra introduced in  can be reformulated as a 3D Poincaré algebra extended with an SO(2) R-symmetry generator and an SO(2) doublet of bosonic spin-1/2 generators whose commutator closes on 3D translations and a central element. As such, a non-relativistic Chern-Simons theory based on the extended Schrödinger algebra studied in  can be reinterpreted as a relativistic Chern-Simons theory. The latter can be obtained by a contraction of the SU(1, 2) × SU(1, 2) Chern-Simons theory with a non principal embedding of SL(2, ℝ) into SU(1, 2). The non-relativisic Schrödinger gravity of  and its extended Poincaré gravity counterpart are obtained by choosing different asymptotic (boundary) conditions in the Chern-Simons theory. We also consider extensions of a class of so-called l-conformal Galilean algebras, which includes the Schrödinger algebra as its member with l = 1/2, and construct ChernSimons higher-spin gravities based on these algebras.
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