What are the underlying political and economic processes of urban change? Watch Ricky Burdett, Director of LSE Cities, at the Venice Biennale’s Architecture Saturday on October 23. See the video.
Bruce Katz, Urban Age advisor and Director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Insitution explains why cities shape the global economy in a video for Time. These ideas will be explored at the Global Metro Summit on Delivering the Next Economy, in Chicago, 7-8 December. The Summit is organised by LSE Cities, the Brookings Institution, and Deutsche Bank’s Alfred Herrhausen Society. Watch the video.
“Our 100 largest metropolitan areas constitute a new economic geography,” writes Urban Age Board Member Bruce Katz in Time Magazine. “They house almost two-thirds of our population, generate 74% of our gross domestic product (GDP) and disproportionately concentrate the assets that drive economic success.” Read more.
A discussion exploring “the transformation of the landscapes of the contemporary city” and “the resulting impact on social cohesion” took place between Ricky Burdett, Director of LSE Cities, Urban Age advisors Saskia Sassen and Richard Sennett, Guido Martinotti and Richard Rogers on Saturday 23 October. The event was one of the Venice Biennale’s Architecture Saturdays. Read more.
“The health disparities and inequities within segments of cities are often enormous, said Ricky Burdett, Director of LSE Cities.” The Canadian Medical Association Journal quotes Ricky Burdett in an article on health and megacities. Read the article.
Urban Age advisors Saskia Sassen and Richard Sennett will present new research on the relationship between architecture, space and society alongside Guido Martinotti at an ‘Architecture Saturday’ for the Venice Biennale. Ricky Burdett, LSE Cities Director, will give an illustrated talk on recent developments in world megacities, and Richard Rogers will discuss the role of architecture in the 21st century city.
Urban Age advisor Deyan Sudjic reviews The Architecture of Community by Léon Krier in the London Review of Books. Krier offers “a set of prescriptions that, if followed, might offer a solution to what he perceives as our self-destruction.” Read the review.
“The Endless City is a comprehensive, visually compelling book from a growing organization that is attempting to set the agenda for the future of the global age.” Kees Boersma reviews LSE Cities’ publication The Endless City in Culture and Organization. Read the review.
Videos are now available online from the Forum 2000 Conference in Prague, 10-12 October. Watch Urban Age advisor Saskia Sassen speak on ‘The Future of Freedom and Democracy’, Urban Age advisor Richard Sennett on ‘The World We Want to Live In’, and Director Ricky Burdett with advisor Deyan Sudjic, discussing the limits of urbanisation.