Who we are
The Regional and Urban Planning Studies programme teamed up with LSE London to organise the Progressing Planning series of events on housing, sustainability and advocacy and publish blogs on any relevant issue which refers to planning. Progressing Planning aim is to bring back together alumni from the MSc programme and pairing them up with academics from LSE.
About our Partners
Regional and Urban Planning Studies at the LSE
The LSE has dedicated more than 50 years to the study of planning and hosts one of the first truly interdisciplinary Master’s programmes in the UK. LSE’s MSc in Regional and Urban Planning Studies began as an idea, sparked by three LSE professors: Peter Self (government), Alan Day (economics) and Michael Wise (geography) and was officially launched by Sir Peter Hall in 1965. Since then the MSc has trained more than 1000 students coming from all over the world. Its planning Master’s degrees and PhDs have been operating for more than 50 years and its alumni now occupy a variety of high-level positions in academia, local, national and regional government, planning practices and consultancy. The MSc also helped to produce leaders in the fields of urban and regional planning, architecture, transport, real estate and academia. Its mission is to understand planning, not as a purely technical subject, but as one that interacts with populations, politics and economy.
In 1998, the London School of Economics established LSE London as a centre of research excellence on the economic and social issues of the London region, as well as the problems and possibilities of other urban and metropolitan regions.
Today the centre has a strong international reputation particularly in the fields of labour markets, social and demographic change, housing, finance and governance, and is the leading academic centre for analyses of city-wide developments in London.