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Going Green: How cities are leading the next economy

Public lecture hosted by Grantham Institute for Research on Climate Change and LSE Cities

This seminar presented research findings from LSE’s work on the UNEP’s Green Economy Report and the Economics of Green Cities Programme, which aim to understand the opportunities and constraints of transitioning to a green urban economy.

Profiles

  • Graham Floater

    Graham Floater

    Director of the NCE Cities Research Programme and Principal Research Fellow at LSE.

  • Philipp Rode

    Philipp Rode

    Philipp Rode is Executive Director of LSE Cities and Senior Professorial Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. As researcher and consultant he has been directing interdisciplinary projects comprising urban governance, transport, city planning and urban design since 2003. The focus of his current work is on green economy strategies in cities, which includes co-directing the cities programme of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate.

  • Dimitri Zenghelis

    Dimitri Zenghelis

    Dimitri Zenghelis is Co-Head Climate Policy at the Grantham Research Institute at the LSE and Associate Fellow of the Energy, Environment and Development Programme at Chatham House.

  • Tony Travers

    Tony Travers

    Tony Travers is Director of the IPA and also of LSE London.  He is a professor in the Department of Government. His key research interests include local and regional government and public service reform. He has been an advisor to the Communities & Local Government Select Committee and also to other Parliamentary committees. He has published a number of books on cities and government, including Failure in British GovernmentThe Politics of the Poll Tax (with David Butler and Andrew Adonis); Paying for Health, Education and Housing: How does the Centre Pull the Purse Strings (with Howard Glennerster and John Hills); The Politics of London: Governing the Ungovernable City and, most recently, London’s Boroughs at 50. He has chaired a number of official commissions, including the Independent Commission on Local Government Finance in Wales and the London Finance Commission.