I have been lecturing at the LSE since 2003 and have been the Director of Planning Studies in the Department of Geography and Environment since 2009. I teach on a number of core courses for the MSc in Regional and Urban Planning Studies including Planning for Sustainable Cities, Urban Policy & Planning and The Social and Political Aspects of Urban & Regional Planning.
Over the years the thing that has struck me most about teaching on the MSc Regional and Urban Planning Studies programme has been the quality of the students and the excitement that they bring to the classroom. We are very fortunate to have a broad range of students from eager urbanists who have just finished their first degrees to mid-career professionals who are seeking further career development. We are also privileged to have a vibrant LinkedIn group and extensive network of alumni that span our nearly 50-year history as an MSc.
As a programme we take a truly interdisciplinary focus to urban planning and challenge students to understand cities and regions from an economic, social and environmental perspective. The MSc provides a common understanding of the various influences affecting the planning process and teaches a set of research skills that will help planners and urbanists in their practice. We are also proud to offer the only planning related MSc at the LSE that is accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
Our graduates go on to work in a variety of urban related careers including regional and urban policy formulation; advising on development matters in private sector companies such as banks; and advocacy and research work for community organisations, interest groups and think tanks. For more details please see our student profiles pages on our website and student updates in our newsletters.
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