Ricky Burdett is Professor of Urban Studies at LSE and Director of the Urban Age and LSE Cities, a global centre of research and teaching at LSE which received the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education 2016-18. He is a member of the Mayor of London’s Cultural Leadership Board, Council Member of the Royal College of Art and a Trustee of the Norman Foster Foundation. He was Director of the Venice International Architecture Biennale and Curator of the Global Cities Exhibition Tate Modern in London. He was a member of the UK Government Airport Commission (2012-2015) and a member of UK Government’s Urban Task Force. In 2014, Burdett was a Visiting Professor in Urban Planning and Design at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University and Global Distinguished Professor at New York University (2010-2014). Alongside his academic activities, Burdett acts as a consultant to national and city governments, private companies and philanthropic agencies. He was Chief Adviser on Architecture and Urbanism for the 2012 London Olympics and Adviser on Architecture and Urbanism, Mayor of London (2001-2006). He is co-editor of ‘Shaping Cities in an Urban Age’ (2018), ‘The SAGE Handbook of the 21st Century’ (2017), ‘Living in the Endless City’ (2011) and ‘The Endless City’ (2007). Burdett was appointed CBE in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list for services to urban design and planning.
Shaping Cities in an Urban Age (with Philipp Rode). Phaidon (forthcoming, 2018)
The SAGE Handbook of the 21st Century City (with Suzi Hall). SAGE 2017
Living in the Endless City (with Deyan Sudjic). Phaidon 2011
Burdett, Ricky and Philipp, Rode, eds. (2018). Shaping cities in an urban age. Phaidon.
Burdett, R, Rode, P and Groth, M (2018). Dynamics of the Urban Age. In: R Burdett and P Rode, eds., Shaping cities in an urban age. Phaidon.
Burdett, R (2018). Flexible Urbanisms. In: R Burdett and P Rode, eds., Shaping cities in an urban age. Phaidon.
Sennett, Richard and Burdett, Ricky and Sassen, Saskia and Clos, Joan (2018). The Quito papers and the new urban agenda. Routledge.
Hall, Suzanne and Burdett, Ricky, eds. (2018). The Sage handbook of the 21st century city. SAGE Publications.
Hall, S and Burdett, R (2018). Urban churn. In: S Hall and R Burdett, eds., The Sage Handbook of the 21st Century City. SAGE Publications.
R Burdett, ‘Inequality and patterns of urban growth’ in United Nations Development Programme, The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth, Volume 13, Issue No. 3, December 2016.
JF Sallis, JF, F Bull, R Burdett, LD Frank, P Griffiths, B Giles-Corti and M Stevenson, Urban Design, Transport and Health. The Lancet, Vol. 388, No. 10062, September 2016.
R Burdett, ‘Designing Inequality?’, BRAZIL: Restructuring Urban, March 2016.
R Burdett, ‘Can Cities reduce poverty?’, in Ban Ki-moon (ed), Sustainable Development Goals: the People’s Agenda, a UN-INA publication, United Nations Association, March 2016.
R Burdett ‘Counterpoint’ in H Hartman (ed) Brazil: Restructuring the Urban, Architectural Design, (May/June 2016), John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK.
R Burdett, ‘Democratizing Public Space’, in B Hoidn (ed): DEMO-POLIS, Akademie derKünste, Berlin and Verlag Park Books, Zürich, March 2016.
J Kandt, S Shu-Sen Chang , PC Yip and R Burdett (2016) The spatial pattern of premature mortality in Hong Kong: How does it relate to public housing?, Urban Studies, 0042098015620341.
R Burdett, ‘Cities at Speed’ in Roemers, M: Metropolis, H Cantz, Berlin, Germany, December 2015.
R Burdett, P Rode, et al; Who runs our cities? How governance structures around the world compare, Guardian Cities, 25 November 2015.
R Burdett, Cities in numbers: How patterns of urban growth change the world, Guardian Cities, 23 November 2015.
R Burdett, A tale of four world cities – London, Delhi, Tokyo and Bogotá compared, Guardian Cities, 11 February 2015.
R Burdett (ed.) (2015) Innovation in Europe’s Cities: A report by LSE Cities on Bloomberg Philanthropies’ 2014 Mayors Challenge, LSE Cities, London. http://lsecities.net/publications/reports/innovation-in-europes-cities.
Burdett, Ricky and Rode, Philipp and Shankar, Priya and Vahidy, Shan, eds (2014) Governing urban futures (LSE Cities Conference, Delhi, India, 14-15 November 2014) LSE Cities Conference Newspaper. LSE Cities, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.
Burdett, Ricky with Cruz, Teddy and Harvey, David and Sassen, Saskia and Tehrani, Nader (2014) Uneven Growth: tactical urbanisms for expanding megacities, The Museum of Modern Art, New York. ISBN 9780870709142
Burdett, Ricky (2013) 'Legacies of an archaic modernist: Embracing Cities, Shaping London' in Melvin, Jeremy, (ed.) Richard Rogers RA: Inside Out, Royal Academy of Arts, London ISBN 978-1-907533-61-7
Colantonio, Andrea and Burdett, Ricky and Rode, Philipp (2013) Transforming urban economies: policy lessons from European and Asian cities. Routledge, Hampshire, UK. ISBN 9780415830577
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. Blog post from London School of Economics & Political Science
Burdett, Ricky (2013) 'Resilience and culture in the contemporary city'. In: Wang, Wilfried, (ed.) Culture:city. Lars Müller, Berlin. ISBN 9783037783351
Burdett, Ricky (2013) 'Designing urban democracy: mapping scales of urban identity'. Public culture, 25 (2). ISSN 0899-2363
Rode, Philipp and Burdett, Ricky (eds) (2012) The electric city (PDF): Urban Age conference, LSE Cities, London, UK
Burdett, Richard (2012) 'Mapping scales of urban identity'. Architectural design, 82 (6). pp. 92-97. ISSN 1554-2769
Burdett, Richard (2012) The London olympics: making a piece of city. Blog post from London School of Economics & Political Science
Burdett, Ricky (2012) Chobham Harris Academy: the lynch-pin of London’s Olympic legacy. Blog post from London School of Economics & Political Science
Burdett, Ricky and Kaasa, A. (2011) 'Color as an urban discourse'. In: Doherty, G., (ed.) Urbanisms of color . Harvard University Press, Cambridge, USA. ISBN 9781934510261
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). pp. 70-74. ISSN 0389-9160
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, pp. 453-492. ISBN 9789280731439
Burdett, Richard (2011) 'Living in the urban age'. In: Burdett, Richard and Sudjic, Deyan, (eds.) Living in the endless city. Phaidon, London, UK. ISBN 9780714861180
Burdett, Richard (2011) 'Cities'. In: Towards a green economy: pathways to sustainable development and poverty eradication. United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi, Kenya, pp. 449-489. 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, pp. 331-373. ISBN 9789280731439
Burdett, Ricky and Kaasa, Adam (2011) 'Governing change: the metropolitan revolution in Latin America'. Architectural design, 81 (3). pp. 42-51. ISSN 1554-2769
Burdett, Richard (2009) 'City-thinking for city building'. In: Naik, Deepa and Oldfield, Trenton, (eds.) Critical cities: ideas, knowledge and agitation from emerging urbanists. Myrdle Court Press, London, UK, pp. 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
Burdett, Richard and Sudjic, Deyan, (eds.) (2008) The endless city. Phaidon, London, UK. ISBN 9780714848204