LSE Cities provides scholarships for outstanding Executive MSc in Cities applicants. The 2018/19 Urban Age scholarship recipients include Olusola Ikuforiji, Environmental Specialist: African Development Bank; Cecilia Vaca Jones, Programme Director: Bernard van Leer Foundation; and Lealem Berhamu, Deputy Commissioner: Addis Ababa City Government Plan Commission. Bloomberg Scholarships for Public Service were awarded to Prajakta Verma, Joint Managing Director: CIDCO; and Brett Herron, Member of the Mayoral Committee, Transport & Urban Development: City of Cape Town.
Now in its third year, the Executive MSc in Cities will see 24 professionals from 22 cities convene at LSE
for five teaching weeks to explore how they and their organisations can deliver effective change in their
cities. Representing diverse sectors including local government, urban design, planning, infrastructure,
real estate, social enterprise and education, the class of 2018 embodies the necessary sectoral diversity
to deal with the cross-cutting challenges and opportunities facing contemporary cities.