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Professor Ricky Burdett

Ricky Burdett is Professor of Urban Studies at London School of Economics (LSE) where he directs LSE Cities and the Urban Age programme, an interdisciplinary investigation of global cities that brings together national and city leaders, academics, designers and civic actors. His work focuses on the social and spatial dynamics of contemporary cities. He has been Visiting Professor in Urban Planning and Design at Harvard University and Global Distinguished Professor at New York University. He was Director of the 10th Venice International Architecture Biennale, Curator of the Global Cities Exhibition at Tate Modern in London and is a Council member of the Royal College of Art. He has played a key role in high-profile urban projects like the London 2012 Olympics and legacy, the Tate Modern and new buildings for the BBC. He was a member of the UK Government Airports Commission and is currently involved in the redevelopment of Penn Station in New York City and advising the City of Bogota on a new 20-year urban development plan. He is editor of The Endless City (2007), Living in the Endless City (2011) and Innovation in Europe’s Cities (2015). He was appointed CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for services to urban planning and design in the 2017 New Year’s Honours List.

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)

2017

R Burdett, Contemporary Urbanism, in ‘The Quito Papers: towards the open city’, UN Habitat, (2017.

R Burdett and S Hall (eds) ‘The SAGE Handbook of the 21st Century City, SAGE, (forthcoming, 2017).

S Hall and R Burdett  ‘The urban churn’ in R Burdett and S Hall (eds) ‘The SAGE Handbook of the 21st Century City’, SAGE, (forthcoming, 2017).

2016

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.

2015

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.


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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