In a session chaired by Nancy Holman; Marian Macindoe, Marion Lagadic, Ollie Bolderson and Maxwell Meyers will be discussing micro-mobility solutions in cities and their impact on the last mile.
Cities and regions across the world are experiencing pressures on the housing, governance and sustainability fronts. Challenges such as creating sustainable transport links, enhancing local democracy or tackling housing shortage push urbanists to think creatively. Founded in 1966, LSE's MSc Regional and Urban Planning Studies (RUPS) programme has established its reputation as a key player in urban innovation with alumni working in public policy, architecture, think tanks and government across the world. Our new series Progressing Planning is designed to showcase LSE's impact on urban issues by bringing together academics and RUPS alumni. In so doing, we aim to show how research at LSE links to practice across the world.
This interactive session will bring together professionals, academics and the public around presentations and a general discussion.
Marian Macindoe is Head of ESG Strategy & Engagement at Uber. Prior to Uber, she was Director of Investment Stewardship at Charles Schwab Investment Management where she voted proxies for all Schwab Funds. Before that, she served as an ESG Global Issues Advisor at Chevron and as Director of Research at Glass Lewis, a leading proxy advisor. Marian has a BA from Reed College in International and Comparative Policy Studies (Economics) and an MSc from London School of Economics and Political Science in Regional and Urban Planning. She sits on the board of a nonprofit that serves youth transitioning out of foster care, First Place for Youth, based in Oakland, CA.
Marion Lagadic is a LSE Graduate in Regional and Urban Planning Studies working as a project manager at 6t Research, a Paris-based social science research firm specialised in mobility. At 6t, Marion has explored the uses and user profiles of a variety of shared mobility services, as well as advised local authorities on their regulation. In addition to her work at 6t, she is doing a DPhil in Sustainable Urban Development at the University of Oxford, where she investigates the gendering of cycling practices in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area.
Ollie Bolderson is a Principal Consultant at Momentum Transport Consultancy (London, UK), advising on a wide range of projects including large-scale commercial developments around the UK, major event operations and developing long-lasting transport strategies for occupiers and masterplans. Ollie graduated in Regional and Urban Planning Studies at LSE in 2017.
Maxwell Meyers is a recent LSE graduate with a MSc in Regional and Urban Planning Studies. He is currently working as an Urban Strategy and Planning Analyst for Northeast Maglev (Baltimore, USA) on a project aimed at bringing Japanese superconducting rail technology to the Northeast Corridor, connecting DC to NYC in just one hour.
Nancy Holman is Associate Professor of Urban Planning and Director of RUPS. Her work deals primarily with issues of governance and local planning including sustainable development and community participation. She has often used social network analysis to explore the complex relationships in the multi-level, multi-actor partnerships present in modern governing arrangements.
RUPS (Regional and Urban Planning Studies) is a strongly focused and internationally based planning programme with a long tradition in training both people seeking careers in urban and regional planning policy and mid-career professionals.
LSE London is a research centre at the LSE that focuses on the economic and social issues of the London region, as well as the problems and possibilities of other urban and metropolitan regions. The centre has a strong international reputation particularly in the fields of labour markets, social and demographic change, housing, finance, and governance, and it is the leading academic centre for analyses of city-wide developments in London.
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