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

 
Jo Beall

Jo Beall

Emeritus Professor and Distinguished Research Fellow 
j.beall@lse.ac.uk
@JoBeall1

 

CENTRE STAFF

Academic, Research and Policy

Jo Beall

Jo Beall

Emeritus Professor and Distinguished Research Fellow
j.beall@lse.ac.uk
@JoBeall1

 

Ricky Burdett

 

Ricky Burdett

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

Nuno Ferreira da Cruz

Nuno F da Cruz

Assistant Professorial Research Fellow
n.m.ferreira-da-cruz@lse.ac.uk
@NFdaCruz

 

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Catalina Duarte

Researcher 
C.Duarte-Sanchez@lse.ac.uk

 

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Louise Ellaway

Policy Officer
L.R.Ellaway@lse.ac.uk

 

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Catarina Heeckt

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

 

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Tayo Isa-Daniel

Researcher
O.C.Isa-Daniel@lse.ac.uk

 

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Ben Plowden

Senior Associate
B.Plowden@lse.ac.uk

 

Philipp Rode

Philipp Rode

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

 

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Ben Rogers

Bloomberg Distinguished Fellow in Government Innovation
B.Rogers1@lse.ac.uk
@ben_rog

 

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Olivia Theocharides-Feldman

Researcher
O.Theocharides-Feldman@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
 

Management and Operations

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Nermin Abdulla

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

 

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Katie Beck

Urban95 Academy Manager
k.a.beck@lse.ac.uk

 

Emily Cruz

Emily Cruz

Communications and Engagement Manager
e.m.cruz@lse.ac.uk
 

 

Sarah Davis

Sarah Davis

Finance and Resourcing Coordinator
s.j.davis@lse.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 7107 5155

 

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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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Marie Kaune

Urban95 Academy Administrator
M.S.Kaune@lse.ac.uk

Current Visiting Staff

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M. Antonella Bruzzese

Visiting Associate, LSE Cities
Antonella Bruzzese graduated in Architecture in Genoa. She obtained a Ph.D. in Urban Planning at the Politecnico di Milano where she is currently an Associate Professor in Urban Planning and Design and is a member of the Ph.D. board of the Doctorate in Urban Planning, Design, and Policies.

Through teaching, research, and practicing she investigates the processes of urban transformation and their multiple intersections between urban design, planning activities, and urban policies, with a specific focus on the public space project and the collaborative practices of place-making at the neighbourhood scale.

Besides her work at Politecnico, she was a founding member of gruppoA12, a collective of architects who realized projects and installations presented in numerous biennials and exhibitions in Italy and abroad (1993-2016), and she has been an Assessor for Urban planning and public space in District 3 of the City of Milan (2016-21).

She wrote several books and essays. The last one is “Changing uses in public spaces: dehors’ supporting measures in Italy in COVID times” in Balducci A. et al. (eds.) Planning Prepared Territories, Routledge, London - New York 2022.

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Jean-Louis Missika

Visiting Senior Fellow, LSE Cities
From 2014 to 2020, Dr. Jean-Louis Missika was a Paris councilor and Deputy Mayor of Paris, in charge of urban planning, architecture, Greater Paris projects, economic development and attractiveness. From 2008 to 2014 he served as Deputy Mayor of Paris in charge of innovation, research and higher education.

Jean-Louis Missika is a media sociologist. He holds a PhD in management, a degree in philosophy and is graduated of Sciences Po Paris, where he has also taught media sociology. He was head of the Information and Dissemination Service of the Prime Minister Michel Rocard and director of BVA, before setting up a consulting firm. He also served as Vice President of Iliad.

Jean-Louis Missika has written several books, notably on media and politics: "La Folle du logis. television in Democratic Societies", with Dominique Wolton (Gallimard, 1983), "La Fin de la television" (Le Seuil/La République des idées, 2006), “Parler pour gagner, sémiotique des discours de la campagne présidentielle de 2007”, with Denis Bertrand and Alexandre Dézé (Presses de Sciences Po, 2007) and “Des robots dans la Ville”, with Pierre Musseau (Taillandier Essais 2018).

 

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Alessio Sardo

Visiting Associate, LSE Cities
Alessio Sardo is Senior Researcher at the University of Genoa (Italy) – Law Department. His current research addresses socioeconomic inequality in large European cities from a comparative perspective, focusing on the impact of stratified legal measures (e.g., rent-controls, laws regulating eviction procedures, and tenants’ rights) and administrative regulations on smart cities. His research interests also include the legal responses to extreme expression and fundamental issues of constitutional interpretation.

Dr. Sardo is also a member of the Board of the interdisciplinary PhD School in Security, Risk, Vulnerability (Genova), Coordinator of the Research Team on Smart Cities and Legal Orders, and Director of the Legal Theory Innovation Lab.

Associates

Suzanne Hall

Suzanne Hall

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

s.m.hall@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

Governing Board

Jo Beall
Emeritus Professor and Distinguished Research Fellow LSE cities

Ricky Burdett
Professor of Urban Studies; Director, LSE Cities

Laura Dawson
Chief Information Officer, LSE

Philipp Rode
Associate Professorial Research Fellow; Executive Director, LSE Cities

Nicholas Stern (Chair)
IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government, LSE; Chair, Grantham Research Institute

Andrés Velasco
Dean, School of Public Policy, LSE

Management Group

Gabriel-Ahlfeldt

Gabriel Ahlfeldt

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

g.ahlfeldt@lse.ac.uk

 

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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

 

Sam-Fankhauser

Samuel Fankhauser

Visiting Professor and former Director, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change

Professor of Climate Change Economics and Policy, University of Oxford

s.fankhauser@lse.ac.uk

 

Nuno Ferreira da Cruz

Nuno Ferreira da Cruz

Assistant Professorial Research Fellow, LSE Cities

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

 

Suzanne Hall

Suzanne Hall

Co-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

 

David-Madden

David Madden

Co-Director, Cities Programme
Associate Professor in Sociology, Department of Sociology, LSE

d.j.madden@lse.ac.uk

 

Anne-Power

Anne Power

Emeritus Professor of Social Policy, Department of Social Policy, LSE
Head, LSE Housing & Communities, 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

m.a.savage@lse.ac.uk

 

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Kath Scanlon

Distinguished Policy Fellow, LSE London, LSE
Deputy Director, LSE London

k.j.scanlon@lse.ac.uk

 

Fran Tonkiss

Fran Tonkiss

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

f.tonkiss@lse.ac.uk

 

 

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Tony Travers

Associate Dean of the School of Public Policy
Director, LSE London
Professor in Practice, Department of Government, LSE

a.travers@lse.ac.uk

 

 

Savvas Verdis

Savvas Verdis

Senior Research Fellow,  LSE Cities
Deputy Director of the Executive MSc in Cities

s.verdis@lse.ac.uk
@SavvasVerdis 

 

Austin Zeiderman

Austin Zeiderman

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

a.zeiderman@lse.ac.uk