Ricky Burdett writes on ‘Living in the Endless City’ in the Times’ Future Cities supplement. “As the world’s urban population grows, planners must avoid the mistakes of the past…” Read the article.
LSE Cities’ new publication Living in the Endless City, edited by Ricky Burdett and Deyan Sudjic, is reviewed here by Italian newspaper Il Sore 24 Ore. Read the review (Italian).
The New Statesman features a review of Living in the Endless City, including the book’s photo of Mumbai which is described as “an assault on one’s senses”. Read the review.
Italian magazine Domus features a review of the new Urban Age publication Living in the Endless City. Read the review (Italian).
German newspaper Der Spiegel reviews Living in the Endless City, quoting Wolfgang Nowak, Managing Director of the Alfred Herrhausen Society, who explains that the project aims to “find a grammar for the success of cities”. Read the review (German)..
Web magazine zumhandelngeschaffen.de reviews Living in the Endless City. “Living in the Endless City” nicht auf malerische, postkartengerechte Fotografien, sondern fragt nach den drängenden Problemen der Urbanisierung: Umweltverschmutzung, Verkehrsinfarkte, innere Sicherheit. Ein eindrucksvolles Porträt der Lebenswelt Großstadt – nicht nur für Raumplaner und Stadtsoziologen.” Read the review (German).
The Olympic legacy will “play a very important role in rebalancing the city over time” says Ricky Burdett, quoted by the Observer in an article on the debate over the impact the 2012 Olympics will have on the East End of London. “It sounds slightly romantic, but I have to say, being in the Olympic Park the other day and seeing a swan in areas which I saw a year and a half ago contaminated and horrible: it was quite something to see that change.”
Foyles bookshop lists LSE Cities’ new publication Living in the Endless City as a current favourite on its website. View the list.
“The approach of the entire last five or six years was to think about what can happen in 30 years, not just in two weeks. That was the vision set in 2005 when the bid was won and that’s what it is now.” Ricky Burdett is quoted in the Huffington Post’s article about the future of the Olympic site.