Global migration and urban renewal

An event hosted by LSE Cities

Philip Kasinitz and Michael Keith explored US and British perspectives on global migration. This event brought together leading experts on migration, urban culture, policy and racial justice, to productively engage with migration as a central part of our urban future.

You can listen to the podcast here.


    Philip Kasinitz

    Philip Kasinitz is Professor of Sociology at City University in New York where he co-leads the Transnational Streets project with Sharon Zukin.

    Michael Keith

    Michael Keith is Director of the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society and holds a personal chair in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Oxford. His research interests focus on the interface between culture, urbanism and migration. His current work develops past projects on the dynamics of urbanism, the study of cultural difference and the impact of migration on structures and processes of governance.

    Rob Berkeley

    Rob Berkeley is Director of Runnymede. He has been Chair of governors at a South London primary school, Chair of Naz Project London and a Trustee of Stonewall, and the Equality and Diversity Forum, and a member of the Commission on 2020 Public Services.

    Tim Finch

    Tim Finch is Director of Communications at IPPR. He has broadcast widely on migration issues, including on BBC Radio 4’s Today and Analysis programmes, BBC Radio 5 Live, Newsnight, CNN and Al Jazeera. He has written articles for The TimesIndependent, Guardian and Observer and spoken at conferences across the UK and around the world, including at Chatham House, the World Bank and the Metropolis conference in Copenhagen.

    Sharon Zukin

    Sharon Zukin is Professor of Sociology at Brooklyn College and the City University Graduate Center, auhtor of books on cities, culture, and consumer culture and researcher on urban, cultural, and economic change.

    Mike Savage

    Mike Savage is Professor of Sociology, LSE; Visiting Professor, University of York. His Specialisms include historical sociology of 20th century Britain; the new middle classes, the changing nature of attachments to locality and place, the relationship between cultural inequalities and social class.