Centre staff

Executive

  • Ricky Burdett - photo

    Ricky Burdett

    • Director, LSE Cities, London School of Economics and Political Science
    • Professor of Urban Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science
    • Global Distinguished Professor, New York University
    email
    r.burdett@lse.ac.uk

    Ricky Burdett is Professor of Urban Studies, and director of LSE Cities and the Urban Age Programme. His research interests focus on the interactions between the physical and social worlds in the contemporary city and how urbanisation affects social and environmental sustainability.

    Professor Burdett was Global Distinguished Professor at New York University from 2010 – 2014. He is currently a Visiting Professor in Urban Planning and Design at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University as well asa member of the UK Government’s Independent Airports Commission and a member of Council of the Royal College of Art in London. He has been involved in regeneration projects across Europe and was Chief Adviser on Architecture and Urbanism for the London 2012 Olympics and architectural adviser to the Mayor of London from 2001 to 2006. He is a judge in the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities initiative and is a member of the Hurricane Sandy Regional Planning and Design Competition organised by US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Professor Burdett was also a member of the Urban Task Force which produced a major report for the UK government on the future of English cities. He is co-editor of The Endless City (2007), Living in the Endless City (2011) and Transforming Urban Economies (2013).

    Publications
    Full publications list on LSE Research Online
  • Philipp Rode - photo

    Philipp Rode

    • Executive Director, LSE Cities, London School of Economics and Political Science
    email
    p.rode@lse.ac.uk

    Philipp Rode is Executive Director of LSE Cities and Senior Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He co-convenes the LSE Sociology Course on ‘City Making: The Politics of Urban Form’. As researcher and consultant he has been directing interdisciplinary projects comprising urban governance, transport, city planning and urban design over the last 10 years. The focus of his current work is on green city strategies which includes the coordination of the chapters on Green Cities and Green Buildings for the United Nations Environment Programme’s Green Economy Report. Rode organised Urban Age conferences in partnership with Deutsche Bank’s Alfred Herrhausen Society in twelve world cities bringing together political leaders, city mayors, urban practitioners, private sector representatives and academic experts.

    He manages the Urban Age research efforts and recently co-authored ‘Going Green: How cities are leading the green economy’ (2012), ‘Transforming Urban Economies’ (2012) and ‘The Global MetroMonitor’ (2010); and published the reports ‘Cities and Social Equity’ (2009) and ‘Integrated City Making’ (2008). He has previously worked on several multidisciplinary research and consultancy projects in New York and Berlin and was awarded the Schinkel Urban Design Prize 2000.

    Research projects
    Publications
    Full publications list on LSE Research Online
  • Fran Tonkiss - photo

    Fran Tonkiss

    • Professor, Cities Programme, LSE Cities, London School of Economics and Political Science
    email
    f.tonkiss@lse.ac.uk

    Fran Tonkiss is Reader in Sociology, and Director of the Cities Programme. She joined the Department of Sociology at LSE in 2004, and previously has taught at Goldsmiths College, and at the City University, London. Her research and teaching is in the fields of urban and economic sociology. Her interests in urban studies include cities and social theory, urban development and gentrification, urban divisions and public space. In economic sociology, her research focuses on markets, capitalism and globalisation, trust and social capital. Publications in these fields include Space, the City and Social Theory (2005), and Contemporary Economic Sociology: Globalisation, Production, Inequality (2006). She is the co-author of Market Society: Markets and Modern Social Theory (2001, with Don Slater), and co-editor of Trust and Civil Society (2000, with Andrew Passey). She is an editor of the British Journal of Sociology, and a member of the editorial board of Economy and society.

    Publications
    Full publications list on LSE Research Online

Centre staff

  • Sobia Ahmad Kaker - photo

    Sobia Ahmad Kaker

    • Researcher, LSE Cities, London School of Economics and Political Science
    email
    s.a.kaker@lse.ac.uk

    Sobia Ahmad Kaker holds a postgraduate degree in Global Politics from the LSE, and is now pursuing a cross disciplinary PhD in cities, infrastructure, and political violence at Newcastle University. Her project analyses ‘enclavisation’ as a process that is closely tied to crises of governance and security in megacities of the global south. She has extensive professional experience as a researcher on governance, conflict and disaster management in Pakistan. She is also currently affiliated with the Center for Research and Security Studies (Pakistan) as a Visiting Research Fellow. Her research interests and expertise include urban conflict and violence, governance and local and global security.

    Research projects
  • Andrew Altman - photo

    Andrew Altman

    • Visiting Senior Fellow, LSE Cities

    Andrew Altman is a Visiting Senior Fellow at LSE Cities. He was recently the founding Chief Executive of the Olympic Park Legacy Company in London where he was responsible for leading the preparation of the post-games transformation of the 500-acre London 2012 Olympic Park – the largest regeneration project in the United Kingdom and Europe – into a new international growth centre. Prior to becoming Chief Executive for the Olympic Park, he was the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Planning, and Director of Commerce for the City of Philadelphia.

  • Kiera Blakey - photo

    Kiera Blakey

    • BA (Hons)
    • MA
    • Programme Coordinator, Communications Assistant, LSE Cities, London School of Economics
    email
    k.m.blakey@lse.ac.uk

    Kiera Blakey is Programme Coordinator at Theatrum Mundi, an LSE Cities research project. She holds an MA in Philosophy and BA in Fine Art. Her main area of research is reviewing modes of measuring value in cultural organisations. Kiera has previously worked with the British Museum, Camden Arts Centre and Southwark Council examining structures of knowledge dissemination in the arts. Kiera is also curator at Legion TV, a contemporary arts space in East London.

    Research projects
  • Hélia Costa - photo

    Hélia Costa

    • PhD
    • LSE Cities and Grantham Research Institute, LSE, Research Officer

    Hélia Costa is a research officer jointly at LSE Cities and the Grantham Research Institute. Her focus is mainly on urban climate adaptation, particularly on the project RAMSES (Reconciling Adaptation, Mitigation and Sustainable Development for Cities). Her general research interests lie on the area of applied microeconomics, specifically in environmental economics and political economy.

    She has a PhD in Economics from the European University Institute, in Italy, and an MSc in Economics, Markets and Public Policies from the University of Minho, in Portugal. Previous to joining LSE she was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford.

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    Emily Cruz

    • London Manager, Theatrum Mundi, LSE Cities

    Emily Cruz is the London Manager of Theatrum Mundi, an LSE Cities research project and professional network of urbanists and artists in different cities. She is an experienced project manager specialising in publications, exhibitions, conferences and events and has delivered projects across architecture, urban design, art and photography. Previously she has worked as Publications and Events Manager for The Urban Age, in Liverpool Biennial’s development team and at the Architecture Foundation as Exhibition Coordinator. She holds an MA in Curating from the Royal College of Art.

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    Sarah Davis

    • BA (Hons)
    • FCCA
    • Management Accounts Coordinator, LSE Cities, London School of Economics and Political Science
    email
    s.j.davis@lse.ac.uk

    Sarah Davis joined the Urban Age in June 2009. She manages and operates the finance activities of the programme. She acts as accounts co-ordinator for all accounting and daily financial procedures, as well as providing daily & management accounting support to management. She has previously worked as an accountant for National Air Traffic Services (NATS), the Automobile Association (AA), Thorn EMI and Foster Wheeler. She holds a BA(Hons) in Sociology from the University of Reading and is a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant. She is married with three children.

  • Nuno Ferreira da Cruz - photo

    Nuno Ferreira da Cruz

    • PhD, MSc
    • Research Fellow, LSE Cities
    email
    n.m.ferreira-da-cruz@lse.ac.uk

    Nuno Ferreira da Cruz is a Research Fellow at LSE Cities and the Coordinator of the New Urban Governance project. Upon completing his M.Sc., and while working in the private sector, he won a Ph.D. Studentship awarded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. After this, his research activities resulted in the publication of several journal articles on a wide range of policy issues, including local governance, transparency and sustainability indicators, performance measurement and benchmarking, management and delivery of urban services, public-private partnership arrangements, privatisation, and a number of interrelated topics. His latest research efforts have been focused on assessing the quality of local governance.

    As a consultant, Nuno has been a frequent collaborator of the Transparency International (TI) movement. Among other consultancy projects, he was responsible for developing several Local Government Transparency Indices. Moreover, he was the Principal Investigator responsible for piloting TI’s Local Integrity System (LIS) Tool in Portugal. Nuno has also been lecturing and convening training workshops related to both his research and consultancy efforts.

    Research projects
  • Graham Floater - photo

    Graham Floater

    • Principal Research Fellow, LSE Cities, London School of Economics and Political Science
    email
    g.floater@lse.ac.uk

    Graham Floater is a Principal Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and Programme Director of the Stern programme on the Economics of Green Cities. He is Director of the Climate Centre, a group of researchers and consultants who specialise in the low carbon economy.

    Previously, he was deputy director at the Department of Energy and Climate Change and a senior advisor to the Prime Minister. He led various Reviews for No.10 including the Eliasch Review on international financial frameworks to reduce global deforestation and the Lazarowicz Review on global carbon trading. He led the creation of the UK’s £1 billion Low Carbon Industrial Strategy covering clean technology, energy efficiency and transport, and later went on to coordinate a review of the UK’s energy delivery landscape, including the creation of the Green Investment Bank and reform of Ofgem.

    He oversaw the Stern Team on the economics of climate change, and represented Lord Stern on the steering board of China’s Economics of Low Carbon Development. He held various positions in HM Treasury including private secretary to a Cabinet Minister and head of European economic negotiations. At the European Commission, he was an EU trade negotiator in the WTO.

    He has a first class degree in natural science from Oxford University, a postgraduate degree in economics from Cambridge University, and a PhD in population risk modelling from Queensland University.

    Research projects
  • Alexandra Gomes - photo

    Alexandra Gomes

    • MSc (Res)
    • MEng
    • Research Officer, LSE Cities, London School of Economics and Political Science
    email
    a.peca-amaral-gomes@lse.ac.uk

    Alexandra is a Research Officer at LSE Cities working in GIS and Data Analysis.

    She is currently finishing her PhD at UCL Bartlett School of Planning in Urban Design and Spatial Planning where she has also been a teaching assistant in sustainability, planning, urban design and research and learning modules.

    Prior to joining LSE Cities she also worked as a Research Assistant at The Bartlett School of Planning and Geography Departments at UCL.
    She holds an MSc (Res) in Sociology and Development Planning from ISCTE-IUL and a MEng in Urban Engineering from IST-UL (Portugal).

    In London she has previously worked in GIS at London Underground and TomTom. While in Portugal she worked in spatial planning, sustainable transport mobility and spatial analysis at CESUR IST-UL and as a development control planner for CCDR-LVT.

  • Adam Greenfield - photo

    Adam Greenfield

    • Senior Urban Fellow, LSE Cities
    email
    a.greenfield@lse.ac.uk

    Adam Greenfield is Senior Urban Fellow at LSE Cities, concentrating his research on the interaction of networked information technology with urban experience, and particularly on the implications of emergent technologies for the construction of public space and the right to the city.

    In 2010, he founded Urbanscale, a New York City-based practice dedicated to “design for networked cities and citizens.” Between 2008 and 2010, he lived and worked in Helsinki, as Nokia’s head of design direction for service and user interface design; earlier in the decade, he had worked as lead information architect for the Tokyo office of Internet consultancy Razorfish. He is the author of Everyware: The dawning age of ubiquitous computing (2006), “Urban computing and its discontents” (2007, with Mark Shepard) and “Against the smart city” (2013), the last of which constitutes the first part of a forthcoming book entitled The City is Here For You to Use.

    With his wife, artist Nurri Kim, Adam is also co-founder of Do projects, a platform for collaborative making. Since 2010, Do projects has conducted the innovative Systems/Layers “walkshops” in cities around the world, a series of walking tours dedicated to investigating the ways in which digital networks gather information from and return information to the street. After graduating from New York University with an honors degree in Cultural Studies in 1989, Adam has been a rock critic for SPIN Magazine, a San Francisco bike messenger, a medic at the Berkeley Free Clinic and, between 1995 and 2000, psychological operations specialist (later sergeant) in the 7 PSYOP Gp of the United States Army’s Special Operations Command. He has, additionally, taught at NYU’s graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program and the Copenhagen Institute for Interaction Design.

    Research projects
  • Peter Griffiths - photo

    Peter Griffiths

    • Researcher, LSE Cities

    Peter Griffiths has worked as a journalist and editor for over eight years. Most recently he served as an Associate Editor for a national television programme. Prior to this he worked as an Online Editor for a magazine looking at Africa’s political economy. He has significant experience in developing accessible narratives, social media, and technology and is currently completing an MSc in City Design and Social Science at the LSE.

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    Suzanne Hall

    • BArch
    • MCPUD
    • PhD
    • Assistant Professor and Research Fellow, LSE Cities, London School of Economics and Political Science
    email
    s.m.hall@lse.ac.uk

    Suzanne Hall is an urban ethnographer, and has practised as an architect in South Africa. Her research and teaching interests include social and economic forms of inclusion and exclusion in the context of global urbanisation, where she currently focuses on the micro economies and spaces of urban migration. From 1997 to 2003 her practice engaged with the role of design in the context of rapid urbanisation in poor and racially segregated areas in Cape Town, and her work has been published and exhibited nationally and internationally. Suzi was awarded an ESRC Future Research Leaders grant (2015-2017) for a comparative project on ‘Super-diverse Streets: Economies and spaces of urban migration in UK Cities’, which emerges out of her LSE Cities’ research project research on ‘Ordinary Streets’. She is a recipient of the LSE’s Robert McKenzie Prize for outstanding Ph.D. research (2010) and the Rome Scholarship in Architecture (1998-1999). Her research monograph, City, Street and Citizen: The measure of the ordinary, was published in 2012.

    Research projects
    Publications
    Full publications list on LSE Research Online
  • Catarina Heeckt - photo

    Catarina Heeckt

    • BA (Hons)
    • MSc
    • Researcher, LSE Cities, London School of Economics and Political Science
    email
    c.l.heeckt@lse.ac.uk

    Catarina Heeckt joined LSE Cities as a researcher in 2012 and has since worked on a variety of publications in the Cities, Environment and Climate Change research stream including Going Green and the Stockholm and Copenhagen Green Economy Leader Reports, as well as helping with the organisation and research for the Urban Age conferences in London and Rio de Janeiro. She is also the course coordinator for City Making: The Politics of Urban Form. Before joining LSE Cities, Catarina worked as a sustainability consultant in London and New York and on the Cities Team at the Carbon Disclosure Project.

    Research projects
  • Anna Livia Johnston - photo

    Anna Livia Johnston

    • BA (Hons)
    • Dip. Law
    • Administrator, Cities Programme, LSE Cities, London School of Economics and Political Science
    email
    a.johnston@lse.ac.uk

    Anna holds a degree in modern languages (Mandarin Chinese) from the University of Westminster and a Graduate Diploma in Law (City University). She has lived and studied in China and the US and worked in a wide range of roles before coming to LSE.

  • Jens Kandt - photo

    Jens Kandt

    • Researcher, LSE Cities, London School of Economics and Political Science
    email
    j.kandt@lse.ac.uk

    Jens Kandt is a researcher at LSE Cities where he focusses on the application of quantitative methods, including survey design and spatial analysis for urban geographical research. He is particularly interested in understanding dynamics of urban environments and their implications for people’s health, transport and mobility through comparative research designs. He is also a PhD researcher at the Department of Geography, University College London, where he studies urban health disparities through geo-spatial and socio-epidemiological methods. He holds an engineering degree in planning from the German University of Dortmund and has research and work experience in the UK, India, Germany, Ghana and Hong Kong.

    Research projects
  • Madeleine Lee - photo

    Madeleine Lee

    • BA
    • MPA
    • Researcher, LSE Cities, London School of Economics and Political Science
    email
    m.lee13@lse.ac.uk

    Madeleine Lee joined LSE Cities in 2013 after completing her graduate programme at the LSE with a Master of Public Administration in International Development. She has former work experience with the German Development Agency, in addition to professional experience in logistics and economic research. Her interests include the fields of disaster management, migration and urban planning policies. She is working on the RAMSES project in quantifying the economic costs and benefits of urban adaptation to climate change in addition to work on the Urban Age Conference 2014, Governing Risk and Uncertainty. Madeleine holds a B.A. in International Management with a concentration on emerging markets.

  • Francis Moss - photo

    Francis Moss

    • Information Designer, LSE Cities
    • MA Architecture, MSc City Design and Social Science

    Francis is an urban designer and architect with over 10 years experience. He has led research, communication and design projects that improve the sustainability and equality of urban developments. Working across public, private and academic sectors, Francis mixes tools and methods from various disciplines, including urban planning, economic development, photography, urban ethnography, sociology and geography. By combining quantitative and qualitative techniques he creates robust evidence, fascinating insights, accessible communication and innovative proposals for implementable policies and interventions.

    After studying architecture in Canada and working on a broad range of projects for reputable architecture firms in Switzerland and for David Chipperfield Architects in London, Francis completed his MSc City Design and Social Science in 2012. Since then he has led studies for the Greater London Authority, the Homes and Communities Agency, the London Legacy Corporation and the London Borough of Harrow often in collaboration with Marko and Placemakers, a design consultancy for liveable cities. Francis’ current projects include an employment land study for the Greater London Authority, intensification strategies for urban industrial estates, an augmented reality app for planning applications and information design for research and publications at LSE Cities.

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    Tessa Norton

    • MA
    • MA
    • Communications Manager, LSE Cities, London School of Economics and Political Science
    email
    t.j.norton@lse.ac.uk
    telephone
    +44 (0)20 7955 7753

    Tessa Norton has ten years’ experience in communications and publishing, specialising in international development, communities and urban regeneration. Prior to joining LSE Cities she worked at the international NGO EveryChild, working on audience engagement, and leading and redeveloping the largest individual funding stream in the organisation. Before this she was responsible for corporate communications at the Community Development Foundation, and worked as a commissioning editor on social policy titles at Thomson Sweet and Maxwell. She is particularly interested in culture and public space, and holds an MA in Cultural and Critical Studies from Birkbeck, University of London specialising in public and participatory art, and a degree in Law from Cambridge University.

  • Anne-Fabienne Raven - photo

    Anne-Fabienne Raven

    • BA (Hons)
    • MA
    • MA
    • Urban Age Conference Manager, LSE Cities, London School of Economics and Political Science
    email
    a.raven1@lse.ac.uk
    telephone
    +44 (0)20 7955 5256

    Anne-Fabienne Raven holds an MA in Cultural and Creative Industries from King’s College London, during which she focused on analysing the articulation of EU-China Intercultural Dialogue strategies and policies within the 2011-14 EU-China Trade Projects I, II & III. She recently worked as Festivals and Events coordinator for Asia House’s Business & Policy and Arts & Learning departments, bringing to the public a range of established authors, diplomats, journalists, artists and business leaders to cover a wide variety of topics pertaining to the current developments of the pan-Asia region from Turkey to Japan, via the Middle East. She has been organising events for the last twelve years within the performing arts industry in Europe, East Asia and the Middle East. Her specific areas of interest lie in issues of global and multilateral governance pertaining to sustainable development, climate change, economic and trade relations and conflict resolution.

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    Emma Rees

    • BA (Hons)
    • Executive and Admin Assistant, LSE Cities, London School of Economics and Political Science
    email
    e.j.rees@lse.ac.uk

    Emma Rees joined LSE Cities in 2010 and has provided Executive support to both the Centre Director and Executive Director since then as well as wide-ranging administrative support to the Centre. Prior to this Emma has worked in an administrative capacity both at the NHS and the University of London.  In 2006 Emma completed her BA in English and History at the University of Southampton and is now studying an MSc in Politics and Communications part-time here at the LSE.

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    Andrea Rota

    • BA
    • MSc
    • Researcher, Web Developer and Operations Manager, LSE Cities, London School of Economics and Political Science
    email
    a.rota@lse.ac.uk

    Andrea Rota joined LSE Cities in 2009 as web developer and operations coordinator, creating and developing the centre’s free/open source software web infrastructure to bring legacy content in line with modern web standards and to make new research easily accessible to a wide public; he has also been developing microsites for the Urban Age conferences.

    Since 2012 he has been creating interactive data visualisations for the web, as a researcher in the centre’s European Metromonitor project.

    He has over a decade of experience in the management and development of large-scale web operations, as well as in data analysis, focusing more recently on Big Data.

    He is currently an MPhil/PhD student in the department of Sociology at LSE, focusing on the material culture of the Internet in the everyday life of university students. He holds a BA in Philosophy (Milano, Italy) and a MSc in Methods for social research (Firenze, Italy).

    Research projects
  • Priya Shankar - photo

    Priya Shankar

    • BA (HONS) History from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University
    • MA Modern History from the University of Oxford
    • Research Officer, LSE Cities, London School of Economics and Political Science
    email
    p.shankar1@lse.ac.uk

    Priya Shankar is Research Officer at LSE Cities, working on developing a research and outreach strategy on urban governance issues for the Urban Age 2014 conference to be held in Delhi. She also continues to be Senior Researcher and Project Developer at the Alfred Herrhausen Society, a role that she earlier held in a full-time capacity.

    Previously she was Senior Researcher at Policy Network. She most recently managed the Foresight project on globalisation, governance and rising powers. As part of this, she co-edited five readers on the role of China, Brazil, India, the United States and Russia in a changing world, and co-convened five international conferences in these countries bringing together political leaders, academics, and others. She has also worked on the Progressive Governance initiative, which promotes dialogue on policy challenges amongst centre-left leaders in different parts of the world. From 2006-2008, she conceptualised and managed the Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award, a traveling prize for grassroots initiatives in cities, and assisted with Urban Age India activities and research. Her writings have appeared in Internationale Politik, Global Policy, New Statesman, India Today, Times of India, Estadao São Paulo etc.

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    Andrew Sherwood

    • LLB
    • LLM
    • Centre Manager, LSE Cities, London School of Economics and Political Science
    email
    a.sherwood@lse.ac.uk
    telephone
    +44 (0)20 7955 7706

    Andrew Sherwood has 8 years of administrative experience within the Higher Education sector, having worked in programme management roles and more recently as European Institute Manager (LSE), before joining LSE Cities. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of the Centre’s activities. He holds an LLB Law (Kings College London) and an LLM Law, specialising in Public International Law (University College London).

  • Roxana Slavcheva - photo

    Roxana Slavcheva

    • BA
    • MSc
    • Researcher, LSE Cities, London School of Economics and Political Science
    email
    r.s.slavcheva@lse.ac.uk

    Roxana Slavcheva is a recent graduate of MSc Urban Economic Development from University College London, where she gained practical experience for consulting projects commissioned by the Greater London Authority in the UK and Mekelle University in Ethiopia. Her dissertation concentrated on researching successful examples of economic development and low-carbon strategies in eco-cities. This interest in the intersection of environmental and economic sustainability led her to join the LSE Cities’ New Climate Economy project, focusing on climate finance and green economy best practices around the world.

    She holds BAs in Economics and International Relations from Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts, where she has worked for various non-profit organisations focusing on tackling inner-city challenges, as well as for international affairs institutes.

  • Mona Sloane - photo

    Mona Sloane

    • BA (Hons)
    • MSc
    • Programme Coordinator, Researcher, LSE Cities, London School of Economics and Political Science
    email
    M.Sloane@lse.ac.uk

    Mona works on the Configuring Light/Staging the Social research programme as programme manager and researcher. Based at LSE Cities, she develops new projects for Configuring Light and runs the programme’s wide range of activities. She is also a PhD candidate in LSE Sociology where she holds an LSE scholarship and works and publishes on the sociology of design and urban planning, material culture and aesthetics and economic sociology. Mona holds an MSc in Sociology from the LSE and has a background in communication and cultural management.

    Research projects
  • Nikolas Thomopoulos - photo

    Nikolas Thomopoulos

    • Research officer, LSE Cities, London School of Economics and Political Science
    email
    n.thomopoulos@lse.ac.uk

    Nikolas Thomopoulos is a Research Officer at LSE Cities. His research interests are reflected in his publications which revolve around the socio-economic and business impacts of ICT for transport, the review of economic and environmental assessment methods and the evaluation of urban and regional development plans. He is currently co-editing a book about ICT for transport. Prior to joining LSE he was lecturing and researching in Leeds. He has acted as reviewer for several transport journals and as a member of the Expert Evaluation Panel of COST action project proposals. He has been involved in FP-6 and FP-7 European research projects and is currently chairing a RSA research network about ‘smart’ and ‘green’ ICT used for regional development.

    He studied economics at the University of Macedonia in Greece, then acquired his MSc in environmental policy from the University of Oxford and later completed his PhD at the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds where he was also a Marie Curie EST fellow. His work at LSE Cities is related to transport and  environmental impacts as key policy challenges to address carbon reduction, climate change and urban economic development within the New Climate Economy project.

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    Savvas Verdis

    • PhD
    • Senior Research Fellow, LSE Cities, London School of Economics and Political Science
    email
    s.verdis@lse.ac.uk

    Savvas is a Senior Research Fellow working in the advisory service of LSE Cities. He consults city and national governments on urban development strategies and the evaluation of urban projects. His most recent consultation includes an infrastructure feasibility study in the Amsterdam metropolitan area on behalf of the Dutch Government.

    Savvas has been teaching at the LSE Cities Programme since 2001 first with Richard Sennett and David Frisby and now co-convenes a course on urban project evaluation with Philipp Rode.

    From 2009 to 2012, he was founder and CEO of Rankdesk, a property ranking algorithm for residential investors. He received a PhD from Cambridge University in 2007.

 
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