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Hundreds more city leaders will benefit from LSE leadership programme, improving the lives of young children globally

The Urban95 Academy leadership programme, first launched in 2021 by LSE Cities and the Van Leer Foundation, will continue for a further three years.

November 30, 2023

Kids teach city leaders a lesson at the London School of Economics

For six week, mayors and other city officials from around the world are putting themselves in the shoes of young children, babies and caregivers to see what living in a city is like from those perspectives.

October 1, 2022

London becomes the classroom for the Urban95 Academy residence week

In May 2022, 27 committed city officials from 10 cities arrived in London to take part in five intensive days of in-person teaching, workshops and site visits during the Urban95 Academy residence week at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

July 5, 2022

Urban95 Academy Launched

100 city leaders from 30 cities have begun the first academic course of the Urban95 Academy, a leadership programme designed to make cities more child-friendly.

January 20, 2022

New LSE Cities leadership programme helps municipal leaders improve the lives of young children

The Urban95 Academy, a new fully funded leadership programme, is being launched today (16 September) by LSE Cities, in partnership with the Van Leer Foundation.

September 16, 2021