Executive MSc in Cities scholarships announced

2 October 2017

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.