Executive group

Director

  • Ricky Burdett - photo

    Ricky Burdett

    • Director, LSE Cities
    • Professor of Urban Studies, LSE
    • Visiting Professor in Urban Planning and Design at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University
    email
    r.burdett@lse.ac.uk
    telephone
    +44 (0)20 7107 5232

    Ricky Burdett is Professor of Urban Studies and director of LSE Cities and the Urban Age Programme. He is curator of the ‘Conflicts of an Urban Age’ exhibition at the 2016 International Architecture Biennale in Venice and is contributing to the United Nations Habitat III conference on sustainable urbanism in Quito. In 2014, he was a Visiting Professor in Urban Planning and Design at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Global Distinguished Professor at New York University from 2010 to 2014 as well as a member of the UK Government’s Independent Airports from 2012 to 2015. He is involved in regeneration projects across Europe and USA, 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 was Director of the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2006 and curator of the Global Cities exhibition at Tate Modern in 2007. He 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 acts as an adviser to national, regional and local governments on urban issues, and has worked with private companies and architectural practices on the development and framing of urban projects. He is co-editor of The Endless City (2007), Living in the Endless City (2011) and Transforming Urban Economies (2013).

    Research projects
    Publications
    Full publications list on LSE Research Online

Executive director

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    Philipp Rode

    • Executive Director, LSE Cities
    email
    p.rode@lse.ac.uk
    telephone
    +44 (0)20 7107 5232

    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 since 2003. The focus of his current work is on green economy strategies in cities which includes co-directing the cities workstream of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. He has previously led the coordination of the chapters on Green Cities and Green Buildings for the United Nations Environment Programme’s Green Economy Report. Rode is Executive Director of the Urban Age Programme and since 2005 organised Urban Age conferences in over a dozen 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 ‘Cities and Energy: Urban morphology and heat energy demand’ (2014), ‘Going Green: How cities are leading the green economy’ (2013), ‘Transforming Urban Economies’ (2012) and ‘The Global MetroMonitor’ (2010). 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

Academic director

  • Fran Tonkiss - photo

    Fran Tonkiss

    • Director, Cities Programme, LSE Cities
    • Professor, Department of Sociology, LSE
    email
    f.tonkiss@lse.ac.uk
    telephone
    +44 (0)20 7955 6601

    Dr Fran Tonkiss is a Professor in Sociology, and directs the Cities Programme. Her research and teaching is at the interface of urban and economic sociology, with key research interests in cities and social theory, urban development and design, urban inequalities and spatial divisions. Publications in these fields include Cities by Design: the social life of urban form (2013), 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 managing editor of the leading critical journal, Economy and Society.

    Publications
    Full publications list on LSE Research Online

Academic director

Academic director

Academic director

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