A City for all Londoners

LSE academics and their support 

Professor Ricky Burdett, Director, LSE Cities & Urban Age

Independent Airports Commission, Chief Advisor on Architecture and Urbanism for the London 2012 Olympics and architectural advisor to the Mayor of London from 2001 to 2006. He was Director of the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2006 and curator of the Global Cities exhibition at Tate Modern in 2007.

He regularly advises public and private organisations – including arts and cultural agencies – on quality of design and integration of new and existing facilities with the urban context.

Find out more about Ricky Burdett.

Dr Myria Georgiou, Media & Communications

Myria led on a report titled Community through Digital Connectivity? Communication Infrastructure in Multicultural London. It examined the possibilities and challenges the mediated city presents to Londoners to communicate across cultural difference.

A study of London was also undertaken and it examines the ways in which media and the city depend on each other for their reputation and also for establishing the meanings of ‘the global city’ 


Myria’s new project, funded by IGA/Rockefeller Foundation, started in December 2017, and examines the city of refuge as a site where refugees, migrants and established populations come together and build resilience. London is one of the main sites of this study (alongside Berlin, Athens, LA and Hong Kong).