Ricky Burdett featured in Norman Foster Foundation masterclass series 'On Cities'



LSE Cities' Director Ricky Burdett has been named as one of twenty urban experts featured in a new masterclass series 'On Cities' launched by the Norman Foster Foundation.

Watch Ricky's masterclass on Shaping Cities in an Urban Age here.

The ‘On Cities’ Masterclass Series is a series of thirty-minute-long masterclasses which explore the most pressing and compelling topics related to contemporary cities. Given by twenty leading experts in the fields of architecture, urbanism, economics and mobility, this video series supports the NFF’s extensive educational programme by promoting an exchange of knowledge across a range of geographic and disciplinary perspectives.

Contributing speakers include the following experts:

Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr (Mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone); Joseph G Allen (Director of the Healthy Buildings Program, T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University); Deborah Berke (Dean, Yale’s School of Architecture); Luis Bettencourt (Inaugural Director, Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, University of Chicago); Richard Burdett (Director, LSE Cities); Vishaan Chakrabarti (William W. Wurster Dean, College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley); Robin Chase (Cofounder, ZipCar); Fonna Forman (Founding Director, Center on Global Justice, University of California, San Diego); Sou Fujimoto (Founder, Sou Fujimoto Architects); Edward Glaeser (Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics, Harvard University); Dirk Hebel (Professor, Sustainable Construction, Karlsruhe Institut für Technologie); Francis Kéré (Founder, Kéré Architecture and Kéré Foundation); Anupama Kundoo (Principal, Anupama Kundoo Architects); Kent Larson (Director, MIT City Science Research Group); Giuseppe Sala (Mayor of Milan, Italy); Carolyn Steel (Director, Kilburn Nightingale Architects); Tim Stonor (Managing Director, Space Syntax); Belinda Tato (Cofounder and Codirector, Ecosistema Urbano) and Theresa Williamson (Founder and Director, Catalytic Communities).