Dr Savvas Verdis


Senior Research Fellow at LSE Cities
Deputy Director, Executive Masters in Cities at LSE Cities

Savvas Verdis

Savvas Verdis is a Senior Research Fellow at LSE Cities, the Deputy Director of the Executive Masters in Cities and the founder of Challenge Circles. He has been teaching at LSE for nearly 20 years. Until recently he was Director of Infrastructure Economics at Siemens Cities.

At LSE, he manages the Executive Education programmes, which include: tailored learning experiences for organisations; the Executive Summer School programme on London and Global Cities; and the Executive MSc in Cities.

He previously worked in the advisory service of LSE Cities and led the research of the ninth Urban Age conference in Rio de Janeiro. He has consulted numerous city and national governments on their infrastructure strategies in countries such as Australia, Brazil, Ethiopia, Germany, the Netherlands, Russia and Turkey. From 2009 to 2012, he was founder and CEO of Property Analytics, an algorithm-based property rating website that ranked residential properties in London and New York. He received his PhD from Cambridge University in 2007.


Expertise: economic development; infrastructure finance; measuring the city economy

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