Katie Beck

Katie Beck

Policy Fellow

LSE Cities

Key Expertise
Urban95 Academy

About me

Katie is a Policy Fellow at LSE Cities where she manages the Urban95 Academy, working with an interdisciplinary team to help municipal leaders design more child-friendly cities. 

Her areas of interest include gender-equal, child-friendly and care-centred city design and her independent research has looked at the gender dynamics of urban play spaces in east London analysing the spatial and social factors that impact access to and experience of public space. 

Previous to joining LSE Cities Katie worked as a broadcast news producer, features writer and video journalist for BBC News for over a decade with postings in the USA, Australia, France, Israel and Palestine. 

Katie holds an MSc in City Design and Social Science from the LSE and BA in Political Science and History from the University of California Santa Cruz.