An illustrated talk on how the physical and social fabric of world cities - Sao Paulo, London, Mumbai, Johannesburg, New York, Istanbul - is changing and the role that architecture and design can play in making cities more socially and environmentally sustainable.
Ricky Burdett is Centennial Professor in Architecture and Urbanism at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and director of LSE Cities and the Urban Age programme. He is Chief Adviser on Architecture and Urbanism for the London 2012 Olympics and was architectural adviser to the Mayor of London from 2001 to 2006. He has curated numerous exhibitions including 'Global Cities' at Tate Modern, was Director of the 2006 Architecture Biennale in Venice and chairman of the Jury for the 2007 Mies van der Rohe Prize. He is architectural adviser to the City of Genova and a member of the Milan Expo 2015 steering committee. He is a Council member of the Royal College of Art and sits on the Mayor of London's Promote London Board. Educated in Rome, Burdett lives in London with his wife and two children.