LSE Cities provides scholarships for outstanding Executive MSc in Cities applicants. In line with the successful Urban Age model, these scholarships ensure the programme brings together stakeholders from as wide a range of contexts as possible, thereby broadening access to knowledge and debate around the way we design and govern our cities.
The 2017/18 Urban Age scholarship recipients include: Paul Okunlola, Nigeria National Programme Officer, UN-Habitat; Ben Agyenim Boateng, Senior Town Planning Officer, Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, Ghana; Oscar Santiago Uribe Rocha, Chief Resilience Officer, Resilient Cities Network, Medellin, Colombia.
The participants are part of a cohort of 23 urban professionals from 21 cities, including two deputy mayors and representation from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Asian Development Bank and UN-Habitat. Africa has the strongest representation.
Recognising the need for urban leadership, the Executive MSc is a flexible, tailor-made programme for urban professionals in the public, private and third sectors who want to improve the way their organisations understand and deliver change in cities. Applications for 2018/19 will open in October 2017.
Previous Urban Age scholarship recipients include: Hastings Chikoko, C40’s Regional Director for Africa; Anette Galskjot, CEO of International Federation for Housing and Planning; Melizza Morales, Christchurch’s Senior Urban Designer; Jim Leahy, Executive Director of No.9: Contemporary Art & the Environment; and Natalia Uribe, Senior Associate Director, Benoy.