Andrew Altman has been appointed as a Visiting Senior Fellow to LSE Cities for two years, following approval by the School’s Appointment Committee. Altman was the founding Chief Executive of the Olympic Park Legacy Company (recently renamed the London Legacy Development Corporation) where he was responsible for the transformation of the 500-acre London 2012 Olympic Park into a new urban neighbourhood for East London. Before coming to the UK, he was the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Planning for the City of Philadelphia and Planning Director for Washington DC. Altman has been closely involved in the Urban Age since its inception a speaker, moderator and member of its Programme Board. At LSE Cities he will work with the research team on developing the structure and content of the next Urban Age conference that will take place in Rio de Janeiro in autumn 2013 focusing on design-led urban transformations.