Philipp Rode is Executive Director of LSE Cities and Senior Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). As the LSE Cities program’s Ove Arup Fellow, he co-convenes the LSE Sociology Course on “City Making: The Politics of Urban Form”.
In 2011, he was appointed Councilor for Green Growth Leaders (GGL), a global alliance of cities, regions, countries and corporations. The focus of his current work is on cities and climate change which includes co-directing the Economics of Green Cities program at the LSE and his role as coordinating author of the cities and buildings chapters for UNEP’s Green Economy Report.
Philipp Rode holds a Master of Science in City Design and Social Science from the LSE and is a Graduate Engineer in Transport Planning and Management, obtained from the Technische Universität Berlin (TU-Berlin).
He organized 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 has recently co-authored Going Green: How Cities are Leading the Next Economy (2012), Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication (2012) and Transforming Urban Economies (2011); and published the reports Cities and Social Equity (2009) and Integrated City Making (2008). 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.