Burdett, Richard


Professor Richard Burdett  

Department

Position held

Department of Sociology

Professor of Urban Studies

LSE Cities

Director

Experience keywords:

architecture and public space; urban design; sustainable design and communities; urban regeneration and planning policies; relationship between urban environment and urban society; design competitions and initiatives

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Ricky Burdett is Professor of Urban Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and director of LSE Cities and the Urban Age programme. He is a Global Distinguished Professor at New York University. He was Chief Adviser on Architecture and Urbanism for the London 2012 Olympics and now advises the Olympic Legacy Park Company. He was architectural adviser to the Mayor of London from 2001 to 2006.

In addition to leading innovative research on global cities, Burdett has curated numerous exhibitions including 'Global Cities' at Tate Modern, was Director of the 2006 Architecture Biennale in Venice and chairman of the Jury for the 2007 Mies van der Rohe Prize. He is architectural adviser to the cities of Genova and Parma, and a member of the Milan Expo 2015 steering committee. He is a Council member of the Royal College of Art and sits on the Mayor of London’s Promote London Board. He is co-editor of 'Living in the Endless City' and a regular contributor to journals, books and media programmes on contemporary architecture and urbanism.

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Genova; Parma; Germany – Karlsruhe; Hong Kong; Turkey – Istanbul; South Africa – Johannesburg; Italy – Milan; South America – Mexico City; Sao Paulo; UK - London; Venice; India - Mumbai; USA – New York; China - Shanghai; Torino

Languages:

Italian [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]

Media experience:

RadioTV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7107 5261

Publications

LSE Research Online, Funnelback Search

2014

Burdett, Ricky and Farjado, Washington and Jowell, Tessa and Peñalosa, Enrique and Burden, Amanda (2014) LSE Review of Books Podcast launches three-part series on Brazil LSE Review of Books (10 Feb 2014) Blog entry

2013

Burdett, Ricky (2013) Resilience and culture in the contemporary city In: Wang, Wilfried, (ed.) Culture:City. Lars Müller, Berlin. ISBN 9783037783351

Burdett, Ricky (2013) Abhärtung und Kultur in der Stadt der Gegenwart In: Wang, Wilfried, (ed.) Kultur:Stadt. Lars Müller, Berlin. ISBN 9783037783368

Jennings, Will and Shin, Hyun Bang and Perryman, Mark and Davis, Juliet and Burdett, Ricky and Power, Anne (2013) Introducing our latest eCollection: 2012 London Olympics British Politics and Policy at LSE (11 Jan 2013) Blog entry

Burdett, Ricky (2013) Legacies of an archaic modernist: embracing cities, shaping London In: Melvin, Jeremy, (ed.) Richard Rogers: Inside Out, Exhibition Catalogue. Royal Academy of Arts, London. ISBN 9781907533617

Burdett, Ricky (2013) Designing urban democracy: mapping scales of urban identity Public Culture, 25 (2). 349-367 . ISSN 0899-2363

Colantonio, Andrea and Burdett, Ricky and Rode, Philipp (2013) Transforming urban economies: policy lessons from European and Asian cities LSE Cities. Routledge, Abingdon, UK. ISBN 9780415830577

2012

Burdett, Ricky and Rode, Philipp, eds (2012) The electric city: Urban Age electric city conference London 6-7 December 2012 The London School of Economics and Political Science, Alfred Herrhausen Society, London, UK.

Rode, Philipp and Burdett, Ricky (2012) The electric city In: Burdett, Richard and Rode, Philipp, (eds.) The Electric City: Urban Age Electric City Conference London 6-7 December 2012. The London School of Economics and Political Science is a School of the University of London, Alfred Herrhausen Society, London, UK, 2-4.

Burdett, Ricky (2012) Chobham Harris Academy: the lynch-pin of London’s Olympic legacy British Politics and Policy at LSE (18 May 2012) Blog entry

Burdett, Richard (2012) The London olympics: making a piece of city British Politics and Policy at LSE (1 Aug 2012) Blog entry

Power, Anne and Travers, Tony and Burdett, Ricky (2012) The London Olympics catalysed the 'Great Leap Eastwards' but will its proposed legacy actually deliver? British Politics and Policy at LSE (4 Sep 2012) Blog entry

Burdett, Richard (2012) Mapping scales of urban identity Architectural Design, 82 (6). 92-97. ISSN 1554-2769

Burdett, Ricky and Sinclair, Ian and Hall, Suzi and Mollett, Amy and Brumley, Cheryl (2012) London 2012 Olympics: what happens when global meets local? The London School of Economics and Political Science

2011

Burdett, Ricky and Sudjic, Deyan, eds (2011) Living in the endless city Phaidon, London, UK. ISBN 9780714861180

Burdett, Richard (2011) London - the Olympic legacy A+u - Architecture and Urbanism (485). 70-74. ISSN 0389-9160

Burdett, Ricky and Rode, Philipp (2011) Living in the urban age In: Burdett, Ricky and Sudjic, Deyan, (eds.) Living in the Endless City. Phaidon, London, UK, 8-43. ISBN 9780714861180

Rode, Philipp and Burdett, Richard (2011) Cities In: Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication. UNEP, Nairobi, Kenya, 450-489. ISBN 9789280731439

Rode, Philipp and Burdett, Ricky (2011) Cities: investing in energy and resource efficiency In: Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication. United Nations Environment Programme, 453-492. ISBN 9789280731439

Rode, Philipp and Burdett, Ricky and Soares Gonçalves, Joana Carla (2011) Buildings: investing in energy and resource efficiency In: Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication. United Nations Environment Programme, 331-373. ISBN 9789280731439

(2011) The tale of two regions: a comparison between the metropolitan areas of South East England and the Randstad in Holland Reseach reports, Burdett, Richard and Ovink, Henk and Hajer, Maarten, eds LSE Cities, London, UK. ISBN 9780853284673

Burdett, Ricky and Kaasa, A. (2011) Color as an urban discourse In: Doherty, G., (ed.) Urbanisms of Color . New geographies series (3). Harvard University Press, Cambridge, USA. ISBN 9781934510261

Burdett, Ricky and Kaasa, Adam (2011) Governing change: the metropolitan revolution in Latin America Architectural Design, 81 (3). 42-51. ISSN 1554-2769

2010

Burdett, Richard (2010) Heart of the city Financial Times. ISSN 0307-1766

Burdett, Ricky (2010) Bruce Graham obituary Guardian (25 Mar 2010)

2009

Burdett, Richard, ed (2009) İstanbul: kesişimler şehri Urban Age. ISBN 9780853284280

Burdett, Richard, ed (2009) Istanbul: city of intersections Urban Age. ISBN 9780853284192

Burdett, Richard (2009) City-thinking for city building In: Naik, Deepa and Oldfield, Trenton, (eds.) Critical Cities: Ideas, Knowledge and Agitation From Emerging Urbanists. This is not a gateway, Vol. 1. Myrdle Court Press, London, UK, 9-13. ISBN 9780956353900

Rode, Philipp and Burdett, Ricky and Brown, Richard and Ramos, Frederico and Kitazawa, Kay and Paccoud, Antoine and Tesfay, Natznet (2009) Cities and social equity: inequality, territory and urban form Urban Age Programme, London School of Economics, London, UK. ISBN 9780853284185

2008

Burdett, Ricky, ed (2008) South American cities: securing an urban future Urban Age.

Burdett, Richard and Nowak, Wolfgang (2008) Cidades sul-americana: assegurano um futuro urbano Urban Age, London, UK. ISBN 9780853283058

Burdett, Richard and Sudjic, Deyan, eds (2008) The endless city: the Urban Age project by the London School of Economics and Deutsche Bank’s Alfred Herrhausen Society Phaidon, London, UK. ISBN 9780714848204

2007

Burdett, Richard and Rode, Philipp (2007) The capital of suburbia In: Sudjic, Deyan and Burdett, Richard, (eds.) The Endless City: the Urban Age Project by the London School of Economics and Deutsche Bank’s Alfred Herrhausen Society.. Phaidon, London, UK, 145-154. ISBN 9780714848204

Burdett, Richard and Rode, Philipp (2007) The Urban Age project In: Burdett, Richard and Sudjic, Deyan, (eds.) The Endless City: the Urban Age Project by the London School of Economics and Deutsche Bank’s Alfred Herrhausen Society. Phaidon, London, UK, 8-31. ISBN 9780714848204

Burdett, Ricky, ed (2007) Urban India: understanding the maximum city Urban Age. ISBN 9780853282228

2006

Burdett, Ricky (2006) Cities: people, society, architecture: 10th International Architecture Exhibition - Venice Biennale Rizzoli. ISBN 0847828794

Burdett, Ricky, ed (2006) Johannesburg: challenges of inclusion? Urban Age. ISBN 0753020432

Burdett, Ricky, ed (2006) German cities: success beyond growth? Urban Age. ISBN 0753019531

Burdett, Ricky, ed (2006) Mexico City: growth at the limit? Urban Age. ISBN 0753019515

Burdett, Ricky (2006) Feeling the urban age In: Burdett, Ricky, (ed.) Towards an Urban Age. Urban Age. ISBN 0753020459

Burdett, Ricky (2006) Urban Age erleben In: Burdett, Ricky, (ed.) Towards an Urban Age in Deutsch. Urban Age. ISBN 0753020459

Burdett, Ricky, ed (2006) Towards an urban age Urban Age. ISBN 0753020459

2005

Burdett, Ricky, ed (2005) Shanghai: the fastest city? Urban Age.

Burdett, Ricky, ed (2005) New York: is almost alright? Urban Age.

Burdett, Ricky, ed (2005) London: Europe's global city? Urban Age. ISBN 0753019507

Burdett, Ricky (2005) Changing values: public life and urban spaces In: Burdett, Ricky, (ed.) London: Europe's Global City?. Urban Age. ISBN 0753019507

Burdett, Richard and Travers, Tony and Czischke, Darinka and Rode, Philipp and Moser, Bruno (2005) Density and urban neighbourhoods in London: summary report Enterprise LSE Cities, London, UK. ISBN 0954888111

Burdett, Richard and Travers, Tony and Czischke, Darinka and Rode, Philipp and Moser, Bruno (2005) Density and urban neighbourhoods in London: detailed report Enterprise LSE Cities, London, UK. ISBN 095488812X

2002

Burdett, Richard (2002) Stadt am fluss Db : Deutsche Bauzeitung, 2. 42-51. ISSN 0721-1902

2001

Burdett, Richard (2001) Student city Domus, 839. 98-111. ISSN 0012-5377

Burdett, Richard (2001) Urban living Royal Academy Magazine, 73. 44-46. ISSN 0956-9332

Burdett, Richard and Firth, Kathryn (2001) Thames Barrier park: a catalyst for urban regeneration Topos (35). 54-62. ISSN 0942-752X

2000

Burdett, Richard (2000) Eine radikale weltstadt Baumeister, 6. 48-51. ISSN 0005-674X

Burdett, Richard (2000) Urban design by stealth Domus, 829. ISSN 0012-5377

Burdett, Richard (2000) A future for Salerno Domus (829). 95-105. ISSN 0012-5377

Burdett, Richard (2000) Rome: the mayor and his architects Domus (832). 70-83. ISSN 0012-5377

Rogers, Richard and Burdett, Richard (2000) Let's cram more into the city New Statesman. ISSN 1364-7431

Burdett, Richard (2000) London: the coolest city In: Biswas, R. K., (ed.) Metropolis Now! Urban Cultures in Global Cities. Springer, New York, USA. ISBN 9783211834961

1999

Power, Anne and Burdett, Richard (1999) Towards an urban renaissance 1st, Urban task force, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions, Wetherby. ISBN 9781851121656

Burdett, Ricky (1999) Designing the urban environment In: Towards an Urban Renaissance . Routledge, London, UK, 22-51. ISBN 9781851121656

Burdett, Ricky (1999) Defining success: key principles of urban design In: Towards an Urban Renaissance . Routledge, London, UK, 40-43. ISBN 9781851121656


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