Please join us for


Living in the Endless City

A Conversation

with LSE’s

Professor Ricky Burdett

Professor of Urban Studies and Director of LSE Cities

and the Urban Age program

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013


MSD Capital, LP
645 Fifth Avenue, Floor 21
New York, NY

Space is limited. Refreshments will be served.

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to 646-442-2895 or on-line by clicking here

Free for AFLSE members/$10 for non-members

Living in the Endless City

Professor Burdett will discuss research on cities carried out at LSE Cities, covering recent changes in the world’s megacities such as Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Mexico City, New York and London (focusing on the London 2012 Olympics and the future legacy). Main themes will cover urban governance, sustainability and social inclusion as the world’s urban population is set to reach 75% by 2050.



About Ricky Burdett

Ricky Burdett is Professor of Urban Studies at the London School of Ricky Burdett LSE Professor of Urban Studies and Director of LSE Cities  and the Urban Age programEconomics and Political Science (LSE) and director of LSE Cities and the Urban Age programme. His research interests focus on the interactions between the physical and social worlds in the contemporary city and how urbanisation affects social and environmental sustainability. He is a Global Distinguished Professor at New York University, a member of Council of the Royal College of Art in London and of the Quality Review Panel for the London Legacy Development Corporation. Burdett has been involved in regeneration projects across Europe and was Chief Adviser on Architecture and Urbanism for the London 2012 Olympics and architectural adviser to the Mayor of London from 2001 to 2006. He was a member of the Urban Task Force which produced a major report for the UK government on the future of English cities in 1999 entitled ‘Towards an Urban Renaissance’. In addition to leading interdisciplinary research and teaching activities, he is a regular contributor to journals, books and media programmes on contemporary architecture and urbanism. He is co-editor of two books based on the Urban Age research project: The Endless City (2007) and Living in the Endless City (2011). In November 2012 Professor Burdett was invited to serve as a member of the Independent Airports Commission for the UK Government.

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