Our People

Excellent programme and a very inspiring educational and executive leadership experience. Although one never stops learning, I feel ready to expand my business and to make a positive difference in cities.



Philipp Rode - Executive Director, LSE Cities

Philipp Rode is Executive Director of LSE Cities and Associate Professorial Research Fellow at LSE. He oversees all programme teaching and is course convenor for Cities & the Environment, as well as co-convenor of Urban Development and Strategic Planning

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Savvas Verdis - Deputy Director, Executive MSc in Cities

Savvas Verdis is a Senior Lecturer in Practice at LSE Cities, the Deputy Director of the Executive MSc in Cities and the founder of Challenge Circles. He is responsible for the day-to-day teaching of the programme and is course convenor for Cities and the Economy and co-convenor of Urban Development & Masterplanning

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Ricky Burdett - Director, LSE Cities

Ricky Burdett is Professor of Urban Studies at LSE and Director of the Urban Age and LSE Cities. In this role, he provides strategic oversight of the Executive MSc in Cities and is co-course convenor for Cities in an Urban Age, Cities and Society and Urban Development & Masterplanning

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Tony Travers - Director, LSE London

Tony Travers is Associate Dean of the LSE School of Public Policy and Director of LSE London. He provides advice on programme content and is co-course convenor for Governing Cities in an Urban Age and Urban Development & Masterplanning

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Jo Beall - Professorial Research Fellow, LSE Cities

Research areas: Development, education and infrastructure

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Suzi Hall - Director, Cities Programme, LSE

Research areas: LSE Social diversity, urban migration and integration

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Nick Stern - IG Patel Chair of Economics and Government, LSE

Research areas: Climate change, economics and policy

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Fran Tonkiss - Deputy Head, Department of Sociology

Research areas: LSE Urban sociology, society and inequality

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Andrés Rodríguez-Pose - Professor, Department of Geography, LSE

Research areas: Economic geography, regional and urban economic development

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Alcinda Honwana - Strategic Director, Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa, LSE

Research areas: Youth politics, social movements and urban cultures

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