New book by Philipp Rode on Governing Compact Cities

6 February 2018

Philipp Rode, Executive Director at LSE Cities and Urban Age, has authored Governing Compact Cities: How to Connect Planning, Design and Transport. The Edward Elgar publication investigates how governments and other critical actors organise to enable compact urban growth, combining higher urban densities, mixed use and urban design quality with more walkable and public transport-oriented urban development. Philipp Rode draws on empirical evidence from London and Berlin to examine how urban policymakers, professionals and stakeholders have worked across disciplinary silos, geographic scales and different time horizons since the early 1990s. A recent LSE Cities report directed by Rode – Towards New Urban Mobility: The case of London and Berlin – also looks at how these two cities can better leverage new and emerging mobility choices in cities.