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Cities, architecture and societies

Richard Burdett, centennial professor in architecture and urbanism at LSE, will be giving a public lecture about urban planning at LSE on Tuesday 14 November.

With over half the world's population living in cities, the relationship between urban form and urban society will have increasingly significant social, environmental and economic consequences on the way we live and interact. Drawing on the findings of the Urban Age| programme - an interdisciplinary research initiative by the LSE Cities Programme| and Deutsche Bank's Alfred Herrahausen Society - the illustrated lecture will identify key trends in urban development, governance and design that promote more sustainable and equitable cities.

Richard Burdett is LSE centennial professor in architecture and urbanism and the director of Urban Age.

The event will be chaired by Dr Fran Tonkiss, associate director of the Cities Programme at LSE.

Cities, Architecture and Societies is on Thursday 9 November at 6.30pm in the Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE, Aldywch, London WC2A. The event is free and open to all with no ticket required.

To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 


Urban Age
The Urban Age summits aim to shape the thinking and practice of urban leaders. The conference series is the first step towards the creation of an ongoing forum which will debate and influence how the city is studied, planned and managed. The next conference will be held in Berlin on 10 and 11 November and aims to address the future prospects of the city by considering issues of labour, transport, housing and urban space through a series of presentations, debates and speeches.

6 November 2006