Philipp RODE

Executive Director, LSE Cities

London School of Economics and Political Science

Philipp Rode is Executive Director of LSE Cities and Senior Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

He is Ove Arup Fellow with the LSE Cities Programme and co-convenes the LSE Sociology Course on ‘City Making: The Politics of Urban Form’. As researcher and consultant he manages interdisciplinary projects comprising urban governance, transport, city planning and urban design. The focus of his current work is on green city strategies which includes the coordination of the chapters on Green Cities and Green Buildings of UNEP’s Green Economy Report. Rode organised Urban Age conferences in partnership with Deutsche Bank’s Alfred Herrhausen Society in ten cities bringing together political leaders, city mayors, urban practitioners, private sector representatives and academic experts. He manages the Urban Age research efforts and recently published the reports ‘Cities and Social Equity’ (2009) and ‘Integrated City Making’ (2008). London-focused research includes ‘Density and Urban Neighbourhoods in London’ (2005) and ‘A Framework for Housing in the London Thames Gateway’ (2004).

He has previously worked on several multidisciplinary research and consultancy projects in New York and Berlin and was awarded the Schinkel Urban Design Prize 2000. Rode obtained an MSc in City Design and Social Science at LSE and earlier a degree as Graduate Engineer in Transport Planning and Management at Technical University Berlin.

La Fabrique de la Cité

La Fabrique de la Cité is a think tank dedicated to urban foresight, created by the VINCI group, its sponsor, in 2010. La Fabrique de la Cité acts as a forum where urban stakeholders, whether French or international, collaborate to bring forth new ways of building and rebuilding cities.