Catarina  Heeckt

Catarina Heeckt

Policy Fellow

LSE Cities

Key Expertise
Public Policy, Environmental Sustainability, Urban Development

About me

Catarina Heeckt is a Policy Fellow at LSE Cities. She works on policy oriented research projects that inform and influence decision-making, particularly in relation to sustainable mobility, low-carbon urban development and urban governance. She joined LSE Cities in 2012 to work on the Economics of Green Cities programme and has since contributed to a significant number of reports, projects and policy initiatives, including work on the co-benefits of urban climate action for C40, developing a comparative urban analytics database for Yangon with the International Growth Centre, and coordinating the inputs of 20 global governance experts to the New Urban Agenda agreed at Habitat III. Catarina is the Project Manager for LSE Cities’ contribution to the Coalition for Urban Transitions. In this capacity her current research focuses on the role that national transport policies can play in shaping compact and connected urban development. Catarina is also closely involved with LSE Cities executive teaching efforts. Catarina holds an MSc in Environmental Policy and Regulation from the LSE and a BA (Hons) in Political Science and International Development from McGill University.


Research projects

Going Green City Survey, Innovation in Europe’s Cities, NCE Coalition for Urban Transitions: National Policy workstream,New Climate Economy: Cities Research Programme,The Economics of Green Cities


Full publications listed on LSE Research Online

Expertise Details

Public policy; Policy analysis; Energy policy; Environmental awareness; Sustainable development