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Ricky Burdett

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Urban Task Force Report [Chair: Lord Rogers] (1999). Chapter 2: ‘Designing the Urban Environment and Defining Success: Key Principles of Urban Design’ in Towards an Urban Renaissance, pp. 49-85, London: DETR. (Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions).

Burdett, R., Rode, P., Travers, T., et. al. (2005). Density and Urban Neighbourhoods in London. London: Enterprise LSE Cities.

Burdett, R., Sudjic, D. (2011). Living in the Endless City. London: Phaidon Press.

Rode, P., Burdett, R., et. al. (2011). Technical study: Cities and the Green Economy. LSE Cities working paper. Available on request.

Floater, G., Rode, P. et al (2013) Stockholm: a Green Economy Leader Report. Economics of Green Cities Programme at the London School of Economics and Political Science in partnership with the City of Stockholm.

Colantonio, A., Burdett, R., Rode, P. (2013). Transforming Urban Economies: Policy Lessons from European and Asian Cities. London: Routledge.

Evidence of impact

Brownfield sites and more liveable places

Department for Communities and Local Government (2011). Planning Policy Statement 3: Housing (PPS3). London: Crown Copyright.

Mayor of London (2011). The London Plan: Spatial Development Strategy for Greater London. London: Greater London Authority. See Policy 1.1 Delivering the Strategic Vision and Objectives for London; Policy 2.3 Growth Areas and Co-ordinated Corridors; Policy 2.4 The 2012 Games and Their Legacy. 

The London Olympics

D Hartman, H. (2012). London 2012 Sustainable Design: Delivering a Games Legacy. London: John Wiley & Sons, pg. 46.

Key policy appointments

Citta di Genova (2011). Piano Urbano Comunale. Genova: Citta di Genova.

Announcement by Department of Transport, UK Government, 2 November 2012, available at

Cities and the green economy

United Nations Environment Programme (2011) Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication, pp. 452 – 493:

Urban age and wider reach

Warren, J. (1 March 2012). The City That Works (Even Better!): Emanuel's Strategy for Chicago Growth in The Atlantic. Available at

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