Nuno F. da Cruz is Assistant Professorial Research Fellow at LSE Cities, London School of Economics and Political Science and an interdisciplinary academic working in the field of urban governance. His work is multidisciplinary in nature and global in reach, engaging with a wide range of policy challenges across various sectors. He is interested in the various forces that shape governance – how public policy decisions are made, and what factors regulate or impact on those multiscalar processes.
Nuno has vast experience in leading and coordinating international research projects on urban and metropolitan governance, city planning, infrastructure, local government transparency and accountability, democratic and economic performance, and sustainable urban development. This work has been funded by national councils and academies, such as the ESRC and the British Academy, as well as by non-government organisations and philanthropies. He has published widely, including in leading academic journals such as Public Administration, Government Information Quarterly, Public Management Review, Journal of Urban Affairs, Cities, and Environment and Planning C. His latest research efforts have been focused on networked and multilevel governance.
Dr da Cruz has been working in cooperation with various multilateral and advocacy organisations such as UCLG, Metropolis, UN Habitat and Transparency International. Throughout his career, Nuno has also been able to gain substantial policy engagement experience. He has advised on various governmental initiatives and has been a consultant to entities such as the World Bank and the European Committee of the Regions. He teaches and convenes training workshops related to both his research and advisory work in the UK and internationally.
Currently, Nuno serves as a member of the LSE’s Research and Policy Staff Committee and of the LSE Middle East Centre’s Academic Committee. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Urban Affairs Review.