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Professor Ricky Burdett

Ricky Burdett is Professor of Urban Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and director of LSE Cities and the Urban Age Programme. He is a member of the UK Government’s Independent Airports Commission and a member of Council of the Royal College of Art in London. Burdett was Visiting Professor in Urban Planning and Design at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University in 2014 and Global Distinguished Professor at New York University from 2010 to 2014. He has been involved in regeneration projects across Europe and was Chief Adviser on Architecture and Urbanism for the London 2012 Olympics (where he was involved in the selection of designers for many of the Olympic venues) and architectural adviser to the Mayor of London from 2001 to 2006. Burdett was also a member of the Urban Task Force which produced a major report for the UK government on the future of English cities. He is editor of The Endless City (2007), Living in the Endless City (2011) and Innovation in Europe’s Cities (2015). Burdett acts as an adviser to national, regional and local governments on urban issues, and has worked with private companies and architectural practices on the development and framing of urban projects. He was involved in the design competitions for Tate Modern, the Laban Centre, BBC projects in Broadcasting House, White City and Glasgow; the Royal Opera House Open-up project, NM Rothschild & Sons Headquarters in the City of London, the Golden Mede development at Waddesdon, the MAXXI Centre in Rome, the new Integrated transport system in Jeddah and the redevelopment of Penn Plaza in New York City.

Books

Burdett Endless City
The Endless City (with Deyan Sudjic).
Phaidon 2007.

Living in the Endless City book
Living in the Endless City (with Deyan Sudjic). Phaidon 2011.
 

Publications (selected)

2015

R Burdett (ed.), Innovation in Europe’s Cities: A report by LSE Cities on Bloomberg Philanthropies’ 2014 Mayors Challenge, LSE Cities, London, 2015.
http://lsecities.net/publications/reports/innovation-in-europes-cities/  

2014

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

2013

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

2012

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

2011

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

2009

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

2008

Burdett, Richard and Sudjic, Deyan, (eds.) (2008) The endless city. Phaidon,
London, UK. ISBN 9780714848204  

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