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Richard Burdett

Richard Burdett is Professor of Urban Studies and director of the LSE Cities and the Urban Age Programme at the London School of Economics. His research areas are the interactions between the physical and social worlds in the contemporary city and how urban development affects social and environmental sustainability. He has also taken part in urban regeneration projects all over Europe. He was Chief Adviser on Architecture and Urbanism for the London 2012 Olympics and architectural adviser to the Mayor of London from 2001 to 2006. Amongst his published works, he is co-editor of The Endless City (Phaidon Press, 2007), Living in the Endless City (Phaidon Press, 2011), and Transforming Urban Economies (Routledge, 2013). He is a member of the Council of the Royal College of Art in London and belonged to the Urban Task Force which produced a major report for the UK government on the future of English cities.

Update: 22 June 2015


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The Possible City

International Debate in collaboration with the Social Science Research Council