Executive group

Director

  • Ricky Burdett - photo

    Ricky Burdett

    • Director, LSE Cities
    • Professor of Urban Studies, LSE
    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 was curator of the Conflicts of an Urban Age exhibition at the 2016 International Architecture Biennale in Venice and contributed to the United Nations Habitat III conference on sustainable urbanisation in Quito. In 2014, he was a Visiting Professor in Urban Planning and Design at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University and Global Distinguished Professor at New York University from 2010 to 2014. He was a member of the UK Government’s Independent Airports Commission from 2012 to 2015. He is involved in regeneration projects across Europe and the USA, and was Chief Advisor on Architecture and Urbanism for the London 2012 Olympics and architectural advisor 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 that 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). Ricky Burdett was appointed a CBE in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list for services to urban design and planning.

    Publications
    Full publications list on LSE Research Online

Executive director

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    Philipp Rode

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

    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’. He holds a PhD from the Department of Sociology at the LSE that focused on urban governance and integrated policy making. 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. He is Executive Director of the Urban Age Programme and since 2005 has 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), Transforming Urban Economies (2013) and Going Green: How cities are leading the next economy (2012).

    Research projects
    Publications
    Full publications list on LSE Research Online

Cities Programme director

  • Suzanne Hall - photo

    Suzanne Hall

    • Director, Cities Programme
    • Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, LSE
    email
    s.m.hall@lse.ac.uk
    telephone
    +44 (0)20 7955 7056

    Suzanne Hall is an urban ethnographer and has practised as an architect in South Africa. Her research and teaching interests focus on everyday formations of global migration in the context of inequality, discrimination and resistance, particularly migrant economies and urban multi-culture. From 1997 to 2003 her practice engaged with the role of design in marginalised and racially segregated areas in Cape Town. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including the 2006 Venice Architectural Biennale, and the 2005 Sao Paulo Biennale of Architecture and Design. She 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 on ‘Ordinary Streets’. She is a recipient of an LSE Teaching Award (2017), the LSE’s Robert McKenzie PhD Prize (2010), and the Rome Scholarship in Architecture (1998–1999). She is author of City, Street and Citizen (2012), and The SAGE Handbook of the 21st Century City, co-edited with Ricky Burdett (2017).

    Research projects
    Publications
    Full publications list on LSE Research Online
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