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Philipp Rode, LSE Cities – Cities and the new climate economy: The role of urban form and transport

By on October 5, 2016
Lecturer - profile

Name
Philipp Rode

Title
Executive Director

Main affiliation
LSE Cities

email
p.rode@lse.ac.uk

Country
United Kingdom

Region
European Union

Qualifications
LinkedIn
https://www.linkedin.com/in/philipp-rode-814623102

CV
http://uni.unhabitat.org/index.php?gf-download=2016%2F10%2FLSE-Cities-Expert-CV_Philipp-Rode.doc&form-id=9&field-id=48&hash=6a9621ed6b6ce7293ee3d45fd2f7ef2a62253a694e29ac62e1a74623792e124b

Biography
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 co-convenes the LSE Sociology Course on ‘City Making: The Politics of Urban Form’. As researcher, consultant and advisor he has been directing interdisciplinary projects comprising urban governance, transport, city planning and urban design at the LSE since 2003. The focus of his current work is on institutional structures and governance capacities of cities as part of an international collaboration with UN Habitat/Habitat III and on city-level green economy strategies which includes co-directing the LSE Cities research for the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. He has previously led the coordination of the chapters on Green Cities and Green Buildings for the United Nations Environment Programme’s Green Economy Report. Rode is Executive Director of the Urban Age Programme and since 2005 organised Urban Age conferences in partnership with Deutsche Bank’s Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft in over a dozen world cities bringing together political leaders, city mayors, urban practitioners, private sector representatives and academic experts. He manages the Urban Age research efforts and recently co-authored ‘Towards New Urban Mobility: The case of London and Berlin’ (2015), ‘Cities and Energy: Urban morphology and heat energy demand’ (2014), ‘Going Green: How cities are leading the green economy’ (2012), and ‘Transforming Urban Economies’ (2013).

English Proficiency
Fluent

Previous experience of recording video lectures
Yes

Experience of lecturing to large audiences
Yes

Experience of lecturing to large audiences
Yes

Frequency of lectures
Very often

Recording opportunities
Habitat III attendance and availability
Yes
17-19 October

 

PROPOSED LECTURE

Main themes
Sustainable Cities
Planning and Design
Mobility
Economy
Climate Change

Title
Cities and the new climate economy: The role of urban form and transport

Focus
This lecture is based on research for the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate.

Issues which the lecture addresses
It presents the findings of the cities research programme of the Commission’s New Climate Economy (NCE) project which LSE Cities is co-leading. The overall aim of NCE is to provide independent and authoritative evidence on the relationship between actions which can strengthen economic performance and those which reduce the risk of dangerous climate change.

Short analysis of the above issues
It has been repeatedly argued that cities have a unique opportunity to build a different model of economic growth – one which achieves the benefits of growth but with significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions alongside co-benefits such as improved health. And it is commonly understood that this will require a focus on actions that are systematically important for how cities function including decisions around urban form, city design and transport.

Propositions for addressing the issue
This lecture will feature some of the core findings and arguments that were recently published in the first NCE publication ‘Better growth, better climate’ and position the role of cities as part of a global green economy transition.

Additional Reading Materials
Better Growth, Better Climate report
https://files.lsecities.net/files/2014/11/NCE-2014-Better-Growth-Better-Climate-Synthesis-Report.pdf
NCE Cities Paper 01: ‘Cities and the New Climate Economy: the Transformative Role of Global Urban Growth’
https://files.lsecities.net/files/2014/12/The-Transformative-Role-of-Global-Urban-Growth-01.pdf
NCE Cities Paper 02: ‘Steering Urban Growth: Governance, Policy and Finance’
https://files.lsecities.net/files/2014/12/Steering-Urban-Growth-02.pdf
NCE Cities Paper 03: ‘Accessibility in Cities: Transport and Urban Form’
https://files.lsecities.net/files/2014/11/LSE-Cities-2014-Transport-and-Urban-Form-NCE-Cities-Paper-03.pdf
NCE Cities Paper 04: ‘Analysis of Public Policies that Unintentionally Encourage and Subsidize Urban Sprawl’
https://files.lsecities.net/files/2015/03/NCE-Cities-Sprawl-Subsidy-Report.pdf

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