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Professor Ricky Burdett

Ricky Burdett is Professor of Urban Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), deputy head of the Department of Sociology and director of LSE Cities and the Urban Age programme. He is a Global Distinguished Professor at New York University and Visiting Professor in Urban Planning and Design, Graduate School of Design Harvard University 

Burdett was Chief Adviser on Architecture and Urbanism for the London 2012 Olympics and an adviser to 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. Burdett is a member of the UK Government’s Airports Commission and represents No 10 Downing Street on the Steering Committee for the £50m Old Street innovation hub in London. He is a Council member of the Royal College of Art and was a member of 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.

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)

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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