London and Global Cities: Governance, Planning and Design
30 June – 4 July 2014
London School of Economics and Political Science
LSE Cities’ five day summer school course is an intensive exploration and analysis of how London is governed and managed, drawing parallels with other major cities. Led by Professor Ricky Burdett, Professor Tony Travers and Philipp Rode, the course draws on LSE Cities and LSE London’s research work. Key themes will include governance, planning and design, infrastructure, transport, housing and economic competitiveness.
The programme will include classes given by the core teaching group; guest lectures by key members of London’s political, development, transport and housing sectors; and visits to some of the city’s most dynamic developments. Click here for more information.
Video highlight: Course overview
Professor Tony Travers, Director LSE London – the leading academic centre for analyses of city-wide developments in London, advisor to the House of Commons Education Select Committee and the Communities and Local Government Select Committee, will lecture alongside LSE Cities’ Ricky Burdett and Philipp Rode for the LSE Cities Executive Summer School course. In this video he gives a brief overview of what to expect. Watch the video introduction
Engage with key decision makers
Confirmed speakers include Isabel Dedring, Deputy Mayor for Transport and Ben Page, Chief Executive of Ipsos MORI. Request a detailed course outline
“Amongst mature cities of the global North, London provides a model of resilience in governance, planning, design and infrastructure. It faces many of the challenges that come with global city status – housing, inequality, cost-of-living – but has implemented important changes since its adoption of a directly elected Mayor in 2000. This week-long course will offer an intense insight into the workings of London, with the participation of some of its leading protagonists and respected scholars. Anyone interested in managing the complexity of urban change will find the short programme useful and informative”. – Ricky Burdett, Professor of Urban Studies, LSE
A leading-edge research centre
LSE Cities is an international centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science that carries out research, education and outreach activities in London and abroad. Its mission is to study how people and cities interact in a rapidly urbanising world, focussing on how the design of cities impacts on society, culture and the environment. This is the first time that we have offered our globally recognised expertise in a short course format. Click here for more information.