- Director, LSE Cities
- Professor of Urban Studies, LSE
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Ricky Burdett is Professor of Urban Studies at London School of Economics (LSE) where he directs LSE Cities and the Urban Age programme, an interdisciplinary investigation of global cities that brings together national and city leaders, academics, designers and civic actors. His work focuses on the social and spatial dynamics of contemporary cities. He has been Visiting Professor in Urban Planning and Design at Harvard University and Global Distinguished Professor at New York University. He was Director of the 10th Venice International Architecture Biennale, Curator of the Global Cities Exhibition at Tate Modern in London and is a Council member of the Royal College of Art. He has played a key role in high-profile urban projects like the London 2012 Olympics and legacy, the Tate Modern and new buildings for the BBC. He was a member of the UK Government Airports Commission and is currently involved in the redevelopment of Penn Station in New York City and advising the City of Bogota on a new 20-year urban development plan. He is editor of The Endless City (2007), Living in the Endless City (2011) and Innovation in Europe’s Cities (2015). He was appointed CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for services to urban planning and design in the 2017 New Year’s Honours List.
- Executive Director, LSE Cities
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Philipp Rode is Executive Director of LSE Cities and Associate Professorial Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is co-director of the LSE Executive MSc in Cities and co-convenes the LSE Sociology Course on ‘City Making: The Politics of Urban Form’. As researcher, consultant and advisor he has been directing interdisciplinary projects comprising urban governance, transport, city planning and urban design at the LSE since 2003. The focus of his current work is on institutional structures and governance capacities of cities as part of an international collaboration with UN Habitat/Habitat III and on city-level green economy strategies which includes co-directing the LSE Cities research for 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 partnership with Deutsche Bank’s Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft 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 ‘Towards New Urban Mobility: The case of London and Berlin’ (2015), ‘Cities and Energy: Urban morphology and heat energy demand’ (2014), ‘Going Green: How cities are leading the green economy’ (2012), and ‘Transforming Urban Economies’ (2013).
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Cities Programme director
- Director, Cities Programme
- Senior Research Associate, LSE Cities
- Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, LSE
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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.