Suzanne Hall is Associate Professor in Sociology and Co-Director of the Cities Programme. Suzi is an urban ethnographer, and has practised as an architect in South Africa. Her research and teaching interests explore intersections of global migration and urban marginalisation in the context of inequality and resistance. Her research focuses on the street life of brutal borders, migrant economies and urban multi-culture. The research engages with streets in deprived and culturally diverse parts of cities including: the ‘Ordinary Streets’ (supported by an LSE Cities Fellowship); the ‘Super-diverse Streets’ (funded by an ESRC Future Research Leader’s award); The ‘Migrant Margins’ (funded by a Philip Leverhulme Prize 2017). Suzi is author of City, Street and Citizen (2012) and co-editor (with Ricky Burdett) of The Sage Handbook of the 21st Century City.
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David Madden is Associate Professor in Sociology and Co-Director of the Cities Programme. He works on urban studies, political sociology and social theory. He has written about housing, public space, urban theory, globalisation, and urban politics in New York City, London, and elsewhere. He holds a PhD from Columbia University and is co-author, with Peter Marcuse, of In Defense of Housing: The politics of crisis (2016).
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Fran Tonkiss is Professor of Sociology and former director of the Cities Programme. Her research and teaching is at the interface of urban and economic sociology, with key research interests in cities and social theory, urban development and design, urban inequalities and spatial divisions. Publications in these fields include Cities by Design: the social life of urban form (2013), Space, the City and Social Theory (2005), and Contemporary Economic Sociology: Globalisation, Production, Inequality (2006). She is the co-author of Market Society: Markets and Modern Social Theory (2001, with Don Slater), and co-editor of Trust and Civil Society (2000, with Andrew Passey). She is managing editor of the leading critical journal, Economy and Society.
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Ricky Burdett is Professor of Urban Studies at London School of Economics (LSE) where he directs LSE Cities and the Urban Age programme, an interdisciplinary investigation of global cities that brings together national and city leaders, academics, designers and civic actors. His work focuses on the social and spatial dynamics of contemporary cities. He has been Visiting Professor in Urban Planning and Design at Harvard University and Global Distinguished Professor at New York University. He was Director of the 10th Venice International Architecture Biennale, Curator of the Global Cities Exhibition at Tate Modern in London and is a Council member of the Royal College of Art. He has played a key role in high-profile urban projects like the London 2012 Olympics and legacy, the Tate Modern and new buildings for the BBC. He was a member of the UK Government Airports Commission and is currently involved in the redevelopment of Penn Station in New York City and advising the City of Bogota on a new 20-year urban development plan. He is editor of The Endless City (2007), Living in the Endless City (2011) and Innovation in Europe’s Cities (2015). He was appointed CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for services to urban planning and design in the 2017 New Year’s Honours List.
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Julia King is an architectural designer and urban researcher at LSE Cities. Her research is concerned with housing, sanitation infrastructure, urban planning, and participatory design processes. She has won numerous awards including a Holcim Award (2011), SEED Award for ‘Excellence in Public Interest Design’ (2014), Emerging Woman Architect of the Year (2014) and short listed for the World Design Impact Prize (2013) and the Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award (2014). She has taught at the Bartlett School of Architecture, Architectural Association and the CASS, Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design.
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Dr Philipp Rode is Executive Director of LSE Cities and Senior Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He co-convenes the LSE Sociology Course on ‘City Making: The Politics of Urban Form’. As researcher and consultant he has been directing interdisciplinary projects comprising urban governance, transport, city planning and urban design since 2003. The focus of his current work is on green economy strategies in cities which includes co-directing the cities workstream of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate.
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Dr Savvas Verdis has been teaching in the Cities Programme for over a decade, first with Richard Sennett and David Frisby and currently with Philipp Rode in subjects that include urban politics and urban economics. He co-convenes the Lent Term course on City-making: The Politics of Urban Form. His studies and research in architecture at Cambridge University, politics at the New School for Social Research and urban economics at University College London look at measurements of quality of life in cities and the economic assessment of infrastructure projects. Savvas is also the founder & director Rankdesk, London’s leading property analytics company. He has been an Onassis Public Benefit Foundation scholar on two occasions and has previously managed a $50 million cultural framework for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.
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Dr Daniel Kilburn is a Geography and Built Environment Tutor at UCL, and teaches GIS at LSE. He is a Human Geographer with specialisms in urban neighbourhoods, housing, and social research methods.
Sarah Sackman is a barrister practising at Francis Taylor Building in London, where she specialises in public, environmental and urban planning law. Sarah is interested in the relationship between law and the urban environment and how legal doctrines and processes can be designed to promote social justice in the city.