Visiting appointments

    Jonathan Bray

    • Visiting Senior Fellow, LSE Cities
    • Director, Urban Transport Group

    Jonathan has been the Director of Urban Transport Group (formerly the Passenger Transport Executive Group) since 2008. The Urban Transport Group brings together and promotes the interests of Britain’s largest urban areas on transport, acting as a professional network for those working in urban transport whilst also providing thought leadership for the wider urban transport sector. This has ranged from being one of the leaders of the successful campaigns in the 1990s to shift the emphasis of UK transport policy from road building to public transport, through to winning a far more effective set of bus powers for local transport authorities in 2017. Jonathan also writes about new thinking on urban transport in a regular column in Passenger Transport magazine.

    Greg Clark

    • Visiting Senior Fellow, London School of Economics
    • Visiting Professor, University College London

    Greg Clark is a global advisor for cities, major businesses, and investors. He works with leadership teams in global cities, global firms, global institutions, and at global gatherings. From 2008 to 2016 he was chairman of the International Advisory Board of the New York Regional Plan, Oslo Regional Strategy, Salvador, Vienna, and Sao Paulo Strategic Plans and he was International Advisor on the Metropolitan Strategic Plans of Rio de Janeiro, Barcelona, Gauteng/Johannesburg, Western Cape, Toronto, Glasgow, Mumbai, Turin and Auckland. He is a Board Member of The Board of Transport for London and chairs its Major Programmes Committee. He is author of 10 books on city & regional development, and has advised 20 National Governments on National Policies for cities and regions.

    Sinaida Hackmack

    • Visiting Associate, LSE Cities
    • PhD Candidate at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin
    • Research Associate, Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft, Berlin

    Sinaida Hackmack is a PhD candidate at the Hertie School of Governance under the supervision of Prof. Johanna Mair, PhD (first supervisor) and Prof. Dr. Gernot Grabher (second supervisor). Her work is rooted in qualitative network research and examines the political approaches of London and Berlin to move towards more efficient, sustainable, and safe mobility solutions. She holds a BA in Political Science from Freie Universität Berlin, a MSc in Management from HEC Paris and a MA in Public Policy from Freie Universität Berlin. She is furthermore a Research Associate at the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft, where she is working on topics related to urbanization and education.

    Sue Parnell

    • Visiting Professor, LSE Cities
    • Professor of Urban Geography, University of Cape Town
    • Co-founder, African Centre for Cities

    Susan Parnell is Professor of Urban Geography and co-founder of the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town. She has held previous academic positions at Wits University and the School of Oriental and African Studies as well as visiting research fellowships from Oxford, Durham and the British Academy. She was a Leverhulme Visiting Professor at UCL and Emeka Anyaoku Visiting Chair, University of London. Recent co-edited books include Climate at a City Scale, A Routledge Handbook of Cities of the Global South and Africa’s Urban Revolution.

    Rohan Silva

    • Visiting Senior Fellow, LSE Cities
    • Co-founder, Second Home
    • Honorary Fellow, Royal College of Art

    Rohan Silva is the co-founder of Second Home, a social enterprise that uses radical architecture to support innovation and entrepreneurship in cities around the world. He was previously Senior Policy Adviser to British Prime Minister David Cameron, where he worked across all areas of policy, but was particularly passionate about enterprise, innovation and technology. He was responsible for developing key policies to improve the environment for enterprise in the UK, such as the Entrepreneur Visa, Entrepreneur Relief, angel investment tax breaks, and the Government’s Open Data agenda. In addition, he created the British Government’s Tech City initiative, which supports the growth of the technology cluster in East London, and also instigated the Government’s Life Science Strategy in 2011, as well as the follow-up strategy in 2012 focused on genomics and bioinformatics. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Art and a World Economic Forum ‘Young Global Leader’.

    Hannes Taubenböck

    • Visiting Associate, LSE Cities
    • Team leader at the German Remote Sensing data center (DFD) of the German Aerospace Center (DLR)
    • Private lecturer at the Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg

    Hannes is and has always been fascinated by cities. Mesmerized by the energy, the diversity, the individual characters of cities, and by the specific chaos that seemed to rely on hidden, he now approaches the urban space from a more distant view. ‘Distance creates clarity’ is an old proverb and this clarity can lie in the view from space. He aims at using Earth observation data in combination with other geo-data to generate new geo-spatial insights.
    At DLR, he heads the team “City & Society” with which he focuses on issues relating to global urbanisation. He also teaches at the University of Würzburg.

    Tau Tavengwa

    • Visiting Fellow, LSE Cities
    • Co-Founder, Cityscapes Magazine/Cityscapes Collective
    • Research Fellow (2019-2021), Max Planck Institute
    • Loeb Fellow 2018, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

    Tau Tavengwa is the founder and co-editor of Cityscapes, a biannual print publication focused on cities and urban life across Africa; Latin America and South Asia. Each issue of the magazine presents nuanced stories of cities across the South and the people working, thinking , and fighting to make them more liveable and equitable. Tau is a 2018 Loeb Fellow at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and currently a Research Fellow (2019-2021) at Max Planck Institute for Religious and Diversity Studies. Tavengwa is also Curator-at-Large at African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town and an Extra-ordinary lecturer at the Centre for Systems in Transition at the University of Stellenbosch.

    In addition to continued work on Cityscapes Magazine, Tau is currently focused on the establishment of CS.Praxis, a new platform to connect policymakers, activists, practitioners, and academics working on urban issues from across the global South. CS.Praxis aims to facilitate exchanges, collaboration and learning from fellow urbanists across Africa, Asia, and South America. Tau is a board member of Terreform’s UR Books and is a member of the Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Awards Nominations Committee of the International Federation of Landscape Architects

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