People

Find out who's who at LSE Cities

 Executive Group

Ricky Burdett

Ricky Burdett

Director
Professor of Urban Studies, LSE
r.burdett@lse.ac.uk
@BURDETTR

 

Philipp Rode

Philipp Rode

Executive Director
Associate Professorial Research Fellow, LSE
Co-Director, Executive MSc in Cities, LSE
p.rode@lse.ac.uk
@PhilippRode

 
Jo Beall

Jo Beall

Professorial Research Fellow
j.beall@lse.ac.uk
@JoBeall1

 

CENTRE STAFF

Academic

Jo Beall

Jo Beall

Professorial Research Fellow
j.beall@lse.ac.uk
@JoBeall1

 

Ricky Burdett

 

Ricky Burdett

Director
Professor of Urban Studies, LSE
r.burdett@lse.ac.uk
@BURDETTR

Ed Charlton

Ed Charlton

British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow
e.charlton@lse.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 7955 7753
 @Sad_Cities

 

Nuno Ferreira da Cruz

Nuno F da Cruz

Assistant Professorial Research Fellow
n.m.ferreira-da-cruz@lse.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 7955 6546
@NFdaCruz

 

Alexandra Gomes

Alexandra Gomes

Research Officer
a.peca-amaral-gomes@lse.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 7955 7390
@xpgomes3

 

Catarina Heeckt

Catarina Heeckt

Policy Fellow
c.l.heeckt@lse.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 7107 5524
@CHeeckt
 

 

Julia King

Julia King

Research Fellow
j.king7@lse.ac.uk 
+44 (0)20 7107 5256
@atjuliaking

 

Philipp Rode

Philipp Rode

Executive Director
Associate Professorial Research Fellow, LSE

Co-Director, Executive MSc in Cities, LSE
p.rode@lse.ac.uk
@PhilippRode

 

Akil Scafe-Smith

Akil Scafe-Smith

Researcher
m.a.scafe-smith@lse.ac.uk

 

 

Savvas Verdis

 

Savvas Verdis

Senior Research Fellow
Deputy Director of the Executive MSc in Cities
s.verdis@lse.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 7955 6313
@SavvasVerdis
 

Tim White

Tim White

Researcher
t.white2@lse.ac.uk 

 

Management and Operations

Emily Cruz

Emily Cruz

Outreach Manager
e.m.cruz@lse.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 7955 6972

 

Sarah Davis

Sarah Davis

Managment Accounts Coordinator
s.j.davis@lse.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 7107 5155

 

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Melissa Fundira

Communications and Events Assistant
m.fundira@lse.ac.uk 
+44 (0)20 7107 5452

 

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Jennifer Ho

Centre Administrator
j.ho8@lse.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 7107 5232

 

Laurence Horstman

Laurence Horstman

Executive MSc Programme Administrator
l.horstman@lse.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 7955 7326

 

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Bethany Mickleburgh

Graduate Intern
b.m.mickleburgh@lse.ac.uk

 

 

Jim Osborne

Jim Osborne

Executive MSc Programme Manager
j.osborne2@lse.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 7955 6429

 

Visiting Staff

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Laura Abbruzzese

Visiting Associate, LSE Cities
PhD student, IDAUP International Doctorate Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Ferrara, Italy & Polis University, Tirana (individual joint PhD program with Mackenzie Presbyterian University, São Paulo)

bbrlra@unife.it

Graduated in Architecture, Laura attends the International Ph.D. Course in Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Ferrara. She collaborates to research projects in Urban and Regional planning at CITERlab and carries out didactic activities as teaching assistant and tutor in Urban Design Laboratory at the Department of Architecture since 2016.

Laura’s interests lie within corridors, mobilities and urban forms starting from her MSc thesis about an informal appropriation process along with a massive infrastructure for automotive transport in São Paulo. Her project was awarded Finalist by the “Young Talent Architecture Award” Committee (YTAA European Competition for Degree Theses, Fundació Mies van der Rohe, Barcelona) in 2016 at the Venice Biennale.

 

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Jonathan Bray

Visiting Senior Fellow, LSE Cities
Director, Urban Transport Group

Jonathan has been the Director of Urban Transport Group (formerly the Passenger Transport Executive Group) since 2008. The Urban Transport Group brings together and promotes the interests of Britain’s largest urban areas on transport, acting as a professional network for those working in urban transport whilst also providing thought leadership for the wider urban transport sector. This has ranged from being one of the leaders of the successful campaigns in the 1990s to shift the emphasis of UK transport policy from road building to public transport, through to winning a far more effective set of bus powers for local transport authorities in 2017. Jonathan also writes about new thinking on urban transport in a regular column in Passenger Transport magazine.

 

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Greg Clark

Visiting Senior Fellow, London School of Economics
Visiting Professor, University College London

Greg Clark is a global advisor for cities, major businesses, and investors. He works with leadership teams in global cities, global firms, global institutions, and at global gatherings. From 2008 to 2016, he was chairman of the International Advisory Board of the New York Regional Plan, Oslo Regional Strategy, Salvador, Vienna, and Sao Paulo Strategic Plans and he was International Advisor on the Metropolitan Strategic Plans of Rio de Janeiro, Barcelona, Gauteng/Johannesburg, Western Cape, Toronto, Glasgow, Mumbai, Turin and Auckland. He is a Board Member of The Board of Transport for London and chairs its Major Programmes Committee. He is author of 10 books on city & regional development, and has advised 20 national governments on national policies for cities and regions.

 

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Sinaida Hackmack

Visiting Associate, LSE Cities
PhD Candidate, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin
Research Associate, Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft, Berlin

s.hackmack@lse.ac.uk

Sinaida Hackmack is a PhD candidate at the Hertie School of Governance under the supervision of Prof. Johanna Mair, PhD (first supervisor) and Prof. Dr. Gernot Grabher (second supervisor). Her work is rooted in qualitative network research and examines the political approaches of London and Berlin to move towards more efficient, sustainable, and safe mobility solutions. She holds a BA in Political Science from Freie Universität Berlin, a MSc in Management from HEC Paris and a MA in Public Policy from Freie Universität Berlin. She is furthermore a Research Associate at the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft, where she is working on topics related to urbanization and education.

 

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Andreas Herrmann

Visiting Professor, LSE
Director, Institute of Customer Insight, University of St.Gallen
Professor, University of St.Gallen

M.A.Herrmann@lse.ac.uk

Andreas Herrmann is Professor of Marketing and Director of the Institute of Customer Insight at the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland. He studied Business Administration, Law and Economics, holds a Ph.D. in Marketing from the Koblenz School of Corporate Management, Germany and did his habilitation at the University of Mannheim, Germany. His main research interests are Marketing Management and Behavioral Economics. Andreas Herrmann is author of 15 books and more than 250 journal articles. His recent publication deals with Autonomous Driving (with W. Brenner and R. Stadtler).

 

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Kyriaki (Katie) Kasabalis

Visiting Senior Fellow, LSE Cities
Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture and Urban + Environmental Planning, University of Virginia

k.kasabalis@lse.ac.uk

Kyriaki (Katie) Kasabalis is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture and Urban + Environmental Planning at the University of Virginia. She is the founding principal of Future Assemblies, an interdisciplinary design studio, and co-founder of Future Current, an experimental platform for creatives to connect and collaborate over food. Her current research investigates the role of “knowledge economy” on the form and the socio-economic organization of cities. With the support of the Druker Fellowship from Harvard University, Kasabalis is mapping the evolution of tech-districts in East Asia, Europe and the United States. Looking through a physical rather than an economic lens, the research aims to develop a repository of global strategies that can be used by both designers and policy makers to influence future city development.

Prior to joining the University of Virginia, Kasabalis worked as an architect at Foster + Partners, Richard Meier & Partners and Weiss/Manfredi in New York City. She has served as visiting faculty at Cornell University and as guest critic at Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Pratt, Syracuse and Northeastern Universities. Kasabalis received a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University, where she was awarded the Charles Goodwin Medal. She holds a Master of Architecture in Urban Design with distinction from Harvard University, where she received the award for Excellence in Urban Design.

 

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Sue Parnell

Visiting Professor, LSE Cities
Professor of Urban Geography, University of Cape Town
Co-founder, African Centre for Cities

susan.parnell@uct.ac.za

Susan Parnell is Professor of Urban Geography and co-founder of the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town. She has held previous academic positions at Wits University and the School of Oriental and African Studies as well as visiting research fellowships from Oxford, Durham and the British Academy. She was a Leverhulme Visiting Professor at UCL and Emeka Anyaoku Visiting Chair, University of London. Recent co-edited books include Climate at a City ScaleA Routledge Handbook of Cities of the Global South and Africa’s Urban Revolution.

 

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Rohan Silva

Visiting Senior Fellow, LSE Cities
Co-founder, Second Home
Honorary Fellow, Royal College of Art

Rohan Silva is the co-founder of Second Home, a social enterprise that uses radical architecture to support innovation and entrepreneurship in cities around the world. He was previously Senior Policy Adviser to British Prime Minister David Cameron, where he worked across all areas of policy, but was particularly passionate about enterprise, innovation and technology. He was responsible for developing key policies to improve the environment for enterprise in the UK, such as the Entrepreneur Visa, Entrepreneur Relief, the angel investment tax breaks, and the Government’s Open Data agenda. In addition, he created the British Government’s Tech City initiative, which supports the growth of the technology cluster in East London, and also instigated the Government’s Life Science Strategy in 2011, as well as the follow-up strategy in 2012 focused on genomics and bioinformatics. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Art and a World Economic Forum ‘Young Global Leader’.

 

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Hannes Taubenböck

Visiting Associate, LSE Cities
Team leader, German Remote Sensing data center (DFD) of the German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Private lecturer, Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg

Hannes is and has always been fascinated by cities. Mesmerized by the energy, the diversity, the individual characters of cities, and by the specific chaos that seemed to rely on hidden orders, he now approaches the urban space from a more distant view. ‘Distance creates clarity’ is an old proverb and this clarity can lie in the view from space. He aims at using Earth observation data in combination with other geo-data to generate new geo-spatial insights. At DLR, he heads the “City & Society” team, which he focuses on issues relating to global urbanisation. He also teaches at the University of Würzburg.

 

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Tau Tavengwa

Visiting Fellow, LSE Cities
Co-Founder, Cityscapes Magazine/Cityscapes Collective
Research Fellow (2019-2021), Max Planck Institute
Loeb Fellow 2018, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

t.tengwa@lse.ac.uk

Tau Tavengwa is the founder and co-editor of Cityscapes, a biannual print publication focused on cities and urban life across Africa, Latin America and South Asia. Each issue of the magazine presents nuanced stories of cities across the South and the people working, thinking , and fighting to make them more liveable and equitable. Tau is a 2018 Loeb Fellow at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and currently a Research Fellow (2019-2021) at Max Planck Institute for Religious and Diversity Studies. Tavengwa is also Curator-at-Large at African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town and an Extra-ordinary lecturer at the Centre for Systems in Transition at the University of Stellenbosch.

In addition to continued work on Cityscapes Magazine, Tau is currently focused on the establishment of CS.Praxis, a new platform to connect policymakers, activists, practitioners, and academics working on urban issues from across the global South. CS.Praxis aims to facilitate exchanges, collaboration and learning from fellow urbanists across Africa, Asia, and South America. Tau is a board member of Terreform’s UR Books and is a member of the Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Awards Nominations Committee of the International Federation of Landscape Architects

 

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Amalia Zepou

Bloomberg Visiting Fellow in Government Innovation,
LSE Cities
Founder, SynAthina
Former Vice Mayor for Civil Society and Innovation, Municipality of Athens

a.zepou@lse.ac.uk

Amalia Zepou served as vice mayor for civil society and innovation from 2014 to 2019 at the Municipality of Athens. She is the founder of the civil society platform SynAthina that led to projects based in new collaborative processes in the Athens administration such as a strategy addressing the graffiti phenomenon and a new model for the management of a public market building in a neighborhood in Athens. The synathina network of active citizens became the base of a pilot project for the integration of migrants and refugees, a project named “Curing the Limbo” funded by the European Commission’s initiative “Urban Innovative Actions”.

She was responsible for the nomination of Athens as European Capital of Innovation 2018, and the establishment of an Athens municipality new sector of social innovation.

Associates

Suzanne Hall

Suzanne Hall

Director, Cities Programme
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, LSE

s.m.hall@lse.ac.uk

 

Alasdair Jones

Alasdair Jones

Assistant Professor, Department of Methodology, LSE
Honorary Research Fellow, Faculty of Public Health, LSHTM

a.jones@lse.ac.uk

 

David Madden

David Madden

Assistant Professor in Sociology, LSE

d.j.madden@lse.ac.uk

 

Kathleen Scanlon

Kathleen Scanlon

Research Fellow, LSE London, LSE

k.j.scanlon@lse.ac.uk

 

Don Slater

Don Slater

Reader in Sociology, LSE Cities, LSE

d.slater@lse.ac.uk

 

Fran Tonkiss

Fran Tonkiss

Professor, Department of Sociology, LSE

f.tonkiss@lse.ac.uk

 

Christine Whitehead

Christine Whitehead

Emeritus Professor of Housing Economics, Department of Economics, LSE

c.m.e.whitehead@lse.ac.uk

 

Austin Zeiderman

Austin Zeiderman

Assistant Professor of Urban Geography, Department of Geography and Environment, LSE

a.zeiderman@lse.ac.uk

 

 


CENTRE GOVERNANCE

Management Group

 

Gabriel-Ahlfeldt

Gabriel Ahlfeldt

Associate Professor, Urban Economics and Land Development, Department of Geography and Environment, LSE

g.ahlfeldt@lse.ac.uk

 

GharadBryan

Gharad Bryan

Lecturer in Economics, Department of Economics, LSE
Cities Research Programme Co-Director, International Growth Centre, LSE
Associate, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD), LSE

g.t.bryan@lse.ac.uk

 

Ricky Burdett

Ricky Burdett

Director, LSE Cities
Professor of Urban Studies, LSE

r.burdett@lse.ac.uk
@BURDETTR
 

Nigel-Dodd

Nigel Dodd

Head of Department, Department of Sociology, LSE
Professor of Sociology, LSE

n.b.dodd@lse.ac.uk

 

Nuno Ferreira da Cruz

Nuno Ferreira da Cruz

MSc, PhD
Assistant Professorial Research Fellow, LSE Cities

n.m.ferreira-da-cruz@lse.ac
@NFdaCruz
 

Suzanne Hall

Suzanne Hall

Director, Cities Programme
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, LSE

s.m.hall@lse.ac.uk
@SuzanneHall12

 

Henderson-Vernon

Vernon Henderson

School Professor of Economic Geography, Department of Geography and Environment, LSE

j.v.henderson@lse.ac.uk

 

JonathanLeape

Jonathan Leape

Associate Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, LSE
Executive Director, International Growth Centre, LSE

j.leape@lse.ac.uk

 

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Michael McQuarrie

Associate Professor, Sociology Department, LSE

m.mcquarrie@lse.ac.uk

 

 

Anne-Power

Anne Power

Professor of Social Policy, Department of Social Policy, LSE
Head, LSE Housing & Communities, LSE
Associate, Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE), LSE
Associate, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD), LSE

anne.power@lse.ac.uk

 

Philipp Rode

Philipp Rode

Executive Director, LSE Cities
Associate Professorial Research Fellow, LSE
Co-Director, Executive MSc in Cities, LSE

p.rode@lse.ac.uk
@PhilippRode

 

Mike-Savage

Mike Savage

Martin White Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, LSE
Co-Director, International Inequalities Institute, LSE

m.a.savage@lse.ac.uk

 

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Kath Scanlon

Distinguished Policy Fellow, LSE London, LSE

k.j.scanlon@lse.ac.uk

 

Fran Tonkiss

Fran Tonkiss

Deputy Head of Department, Department of Sociology, LSE

f.tonkiss@lse.ac.uk

 

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Tony Travers

Director, LSE London
Professor in Practice, Department of Government, LSE

a.travers@lse.ac.uk

 

 

Savvas Verdis

Savvas Verdis

Senior Research Fellow
Deputy Director of the Executive MSc in Cities

s.verdis@lse.ac.uk
@SavvasVerdis 

 

Austin Zeiderman

Austin Zeiderman

Assistant Professor of Urban Geography, Department of Geography and Environment, LSE

a.zeiderman@lse.ac.uk

 

Dimitri-Zenghelis

Dimitri Zenghelis

Visiting Research Fellow, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change, LSE

d.a.zenghelis@lse.ac.uk