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Peter Griffiths

Urban Futures and Innovation


Peter Griffiths helps people see and imagine cities differently. Trained as a journalist with an MSc in City Design and Social Science, Peter previously led thought leadership and content in TIER Mobility's policy team, a micromobility operator in over 540 cities globally and worked as a City Strategist at ING Media, working with over 30 cities in the UK and internationally to help them achieve their strategic brand and investment ambitions. As an urban expert, Griffiths also provided technical and editorial support to the World Bank’s Global Platform for Sustainable Cities. Before that he was Managing Editor at LSE Cities, an international research centre at the London School of Economics, where he substantially increased the visibility of the centre’s global research outputs. Highlights included establishing a network of African experts and planning delegations into five cities for Urban Age's two-year investigation into Africa's urban future, and co-curating exhibitions at the Venice and Seoul Biennales. Griffiths has visited and professionally connected to over a thousand cities and is an advocate for neurodiversity and its inclusion in providing accessible solutions to complex urban challenges.


Griffiths, P. (2022). Towards Hypermixity: Exploring the Future of Mixed Use. London: ING Media/Native Land.

Griffiths, P. (2022). We Are London. Great British Brands 2022, pp.52–56.

Griffiths, P. (2021). West Midlands Town Centre Recovery: Transitioning to More Resilient Urban Futures. ING Media/WMCA.

Griffiths, P. (2020). Annex C. In: M. Shagun, L. Lewis, M. Orloff and B. Olberding, eds., Greater than Parts: A Metropolitan Opportunity. Washington, D.C.: World Bank, pp.86–113.

Griffiths, P. (2020). Coronavirus, Communicators and the Built Environment. 1st–10th ed. London: ING Media.

Griffiths, P. (2020). Positioning Cities for Prosperity. London: Trowers & Hamlins. 

Griffiths, P. (2020). UK Property’s Communication Gap. London: ING Media.

Griffiths, P. (2019). Could Digital Conversations Signal Real Estate Change? Propmodo. 13 Oct.

Lewis, L. (2019). Melaka Sustainability Outlook Diagnostic : Overview Report - Pathway to Urban Sustainability. P. Griffiths, ed., Washington, D.C.: World Bank.

Griffiths, P. (2019). Seeing African Cities. In: Z. Sardar, ed., Critical Muslim. London: C. Hurst and Co.

Griffiths, P. (2019). The World’s Most Talked About Cities. London: ING Media.

Burdett, R., Rode, P. and Griffiths, P. (2018). Developing Urban Futures. London/Addis Ababa: LSE.

Griffiths, P. (2017). Bolstering Urbanization Efforts: Africa’s Approach to the New Urban Agenda. In: A. Sy and C. Golubski, eds., Foresight Africa: Top Priorities for the Continent in 2017. Washington, D.C.: Brookings, pp.62–67.

Griffiths, P. (2016). Residential Densities in World Cities: How London Compares. Conservation Bulletin, 75, pp.14–15. 

Sallis, J.F., Bull, F., Burdett, R., Frank, L.D., Griffiths, P., Giles-Corti, B. and Stevenson, M. (2016). Use of Science to Guide City Planning Policy and Practice: How to Achieve Healthy and Sustainable Future Cities. The Lancet, 388(10062), pp.2936–2947.

Rode, P., et al. (2015). Towards New Urban Mobility: The Case of London and Berlin.  P. Griffiths, ed., London: LSE.

Burdett, R. and Griffiths, P. (2015). Innovation in Europe’s cities: a report by LSE Cities on Bloomberg Philanthropies’ 2014 Mayors Challenge. London: LSE.

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