Speaker Overview


ULM/GER | 26.09.2019


Philipp Rode

LSE, London, UK

Philipp Rode is Executive Director of LSE Cities and Associate Professorial Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is Co-Director of the LSE Executive MSc in Cities and has been directing interdisciplinary projects ranging from urban governance to transport, city planning and urban design for more than fifteen years. The focus of his current work is on institutional structures and governance capacities of cities and on sustainable urban development, transport and mobility.

For the 2016 UN Habitat III Conference in Quito, Philipp co-led the UN Habitat III Policy Unit on Urban Governance working “towards a paradigm shift in the way we plan, build, and manage our cities.” He is co-directing the cities workstream of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate and has published on climate finance and the transformative role of global productivity and urban growth. Philipp is an expert on smart transport policies, transport policy instruments and correlating governance models. He advocates compact, well connected and coordinated urban development as key to decrease carbon emissions, pollution, and congestion.

He will be part of the panel COORDINATED + EXPERIMENTAL at the Urban Land Conference.