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Speakers confirmed for LSE Cities Executive Summer School 2014

London and Global Cities: Governance, Planning and Design
30 June – 4 July 2014 | LSE Cities
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LSE Cities is pleased to announce that this Summer, we will be running a course in LSE’s Executive Summer School for the first time. Speakers now include: Isabel Dedring, Deputy Mayor for Transport & Deputy Chair of Transport for London, and Ben Page, Chief Executive of Ipsos MORI.

The five day 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 course 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 London’s newest redevelopment area surrounding King’s Cross, and the expanding Canary Wharf development in East London.

In any city, urban development is inseparable from the evolution of urban transport and mobility. In London, transport policy has persistently played an exceptional role. A combination of the political powers assigned to London-wide governments, the severe shortcomings of the city’s transport system in the recent past and the overwhelming dependence of London’s economy on an efficient transport network has put transport at the very heart of the politics of London. This course will offer a comprehensive overview on the development of a 21st century transport strategy for London and how it was integrated the city’s spatial development agenda.”
– Philipp Rode, Excecutive Director, LSE Cities

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