Governing board

Chair

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    Paul Kelly

    • Pro-Director and Professor of Political Theory, Directorate, London School of Economics and Political Science

    Paul Kelly joined the LSE in 1995 after teaching for five years at the University of Wales Swansea. Prior to that he held a visiting research fellowship at the University of Chicago Law School and at the Bentham Project, University College London. He graduated from York University with a First in Philosophy and an MA in Political Theory. His PhD is from the University of London, where he spent two years at LSE and a further year at UCL. He is currently editor of the Journal Utilitas. Professor Kelly’s research focuses on: British political theory from the Seventeenth century to the present, especially the political philosophies of John Locke, Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill, Liberal Political Philosophy, especially the work of Ronald Dworkin and Brian Barry, Multiculturalism, group rights and national identity, equality of outcomes and equality of opportunity and theories of social justice.

Board members

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    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 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.

    Publications
    Full publications list on LSE Research Online
  • Paul Kelly - photo

    Paul Kelly

    • Pro-Director and Professor of Political Theory, Directorate, London School of Economics and Political Science

    Paul Kelly joined the LSE in 1995 after teaching for five years at the University of Wales Swansea. Prior to that he held a visiting research fellowship at the University of Chicago Law School and at the Bentham Project, University College London. He graduated from York University with a First in Philosophy and an MA in Political Theory. His PhD is from the University of London, where he spent two years at LSE and a further year at UCL. He is currently editor of the Journal Utilitas. Professor Kelly’s research focuses on: British political theory from the Seventeenth century to the present, especially the political philosophies of John Locke, Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill, Liberal Political Philosophy, especially the work of Ronald Dworkin and Brian Barry, Multiculturalism, group rights and national identity, equality of outcomes and equality of opportunity and theories of social justice.

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    Rahul Mehrotra

    • Professor and Chair, Department of Urban Planning and Design, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University

    Rahul Mehrotra is a practising architect and educator. He works in Mumbai and teaches at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, where he is Professor of Urban Design and Planning, and Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, as well as a member of the steering committee of Harvard’s South Asia Initiative. His practice, RMA Architects, founded in 1990, has executed a range of projects across India. These diverse projects have engaged many issues, multiple constituencies and varying scales, from interior design and architecture to urban design, conservation and planning. As Trustee of the Urban Design Research Institute (UDRI), and Partners for Urban Knowledge Action and Research (PUKAR) both based in Mumbai, Mehrotra continues to be actively involved as an activist in the civic and urban affairs of the city. Mehrotra has written and lectured extensively on architecture, conservation and urban planning. He has written, co-authored and edited a vast repertoire of books on Mumbai, its urban history, its historic buildings, public spaces and planning processes. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Aga Khan Awards for Architecture and currently serves on the governing board the Indian Institute of Human Settlements.

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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 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).

    Research projects
    Publications
    Full publications list on LSE Research Online
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    Richard Sennett

    • Chair of the Advisory Board, LSE Cities, London School of Economics and Political Science
    • Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics and Political Sciences
    • University Professor of the Humanities, New York University
    email
    r.sennett@lse.ac.uk

    Richard Sennett is a sociologist and Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences, and University Professor of the Humanities at New York University. His research interests include the relationship between urban design and urban society, urban family patterns, the urban welfare system, the history of cities and the changing nature of work. He has served as a consultant on urban policy to the Labour party and is a frequent commentator in the press. His books include The Craftsman (2008) The Culture of the New Capitalism, (Yale, 2006), Respect in an Age of Inequality, (Penguin, 2003), The Corrosion of Character (1998), The Fall of Public Man (1996), Flesh and Stone (1994). He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Royal Society of Literature, the Royal Society of the Arts, and the Academia Europea. He is past President of the American Council on Work and the former Director of the New York Institute for the Humanities. Recent Honors and Awards include: The Schocken Prize, 2011, Honorary Doctorate from Cambridge University, 2010, The Spinoza Prize, 2010, The Tessenow Prize, 2009; The Gerda Henkel Prize, 2008; The European Craft Prize, 2008; The Hegel Prize, 2006.

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    Nicholas Stern

    • IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science

    Nicholas Stern is the IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government and Chairman of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. He is President of the British Academy since 2013, and a Fellow of the Royal Society since 2014. He was Second Permanent Secretary to Her Majesty’s Treasury from 2003-2005; and Head of the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change, published in 2006. He has published more than 15 books and 100 articles, his most recent book is Why are We Waiting? The Logic, Urgency and Promise of Tackling Climate Change.

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