Dr., Executive Director, LSE Cities
Philipp Rode is Executive Director of LSE Cities and Co-Director of the Executive MSc in Cities at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has been directing interdisciplinary projects comprising urban governance, transport, city planning and urban design at the LSE since 2003. The focus of Rode’s current work is on institutional structures, integrated planning and emergency governance in cities, and on sustainable urban development, transport transitions and new urban mobility. Rode is Executive Director of the Urban Age Programme, manages its global research efforts and leads on its Task Force advisory initiative for city governments. He is LSE lead for the Emergency Governance Initiative for Cities and Regions set-up in early 2020 by the LSE in partnership with United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and Metropolis. He co-directed the cities workstream of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate in the run-up to the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference in Paris and co-led the UN Habitat III Policy Unit on Urban Governance. Rode is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) and Steering Committee Member of the Coalition for Urban Transitions led by the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and the World Resources Institute.