Ricky Burdett is Professor of Urban Studies and Director of LSE Cities and the Urban Age Programme. He was curator of the Conflicts of an Urban Age exhibition at the 2016 International Architecture Biennale in Venice and contributed to the United Nations Habitat III conference on sustainable urbanisation in Quito. In 2014 he was a visiting professor in Urban Planning and Design at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University and Global Distinguished Professor at New York University from 2010 to 2014. He was a member of the UK government’s independent airports commission from 2012 to 2015. He is involved in regeneration projects across Europe and the USA, and was 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 was also a member of the Urban Task Force that produced a major report for the UK government on the future of English cities. He is co-editor of The Endless City (2007), Living in the Endless City (2011) and Transforming Urban Economies (2013). He was appointed a CBE in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list for services to urban design and planning.
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What do we need to do to build the good cities of the future? What kind of infrastructure do we need to put in place? How do we bridge the gaps between the superstar cities and the rest?