The Book Lounge has featured LSE Cities’ publication Living in the Endless City as its non-fiction pick for August, writing that, “This book will give the reader access to a wealth of ideas and data about Mumbai, Sao Paulo, Istanbul and, by extension, urban life across the globe.” Ricky Burdett will be launching the book in South Africa at the upcoming Open Book Festival.
Living in the Endless City, the new publication from LSE Cities, will be launched at the Open Book Festival in Cape Town this September. Tickets to the event will be available from 26 August. Read more about the event.
Global events are positive for cities “if they leave a lasting trace […] the trick is in their sustainable value for the city,” argues Richard Sennett in this video made for the launch of the new LSE Cities publication Living in the Endless City. Richard Sennett, Ricky Burdett, Joan Clos and Saskia Sassen discuss the impact of global events on cities around the world.
“The quality of the writing is consistently high, with a powerful convergence of values but little duplication of ideas across the texts, and the illustrations are vividly telling,” writes Lucy Bullivant of the new LSE Cities publications, Living in the Endless City. Read the full review.
Konstantin Vulkov interviews Ricky Burdett for Darik News. Read more (Bulgarian).
Beijing Today features Living in the Endless City in its ‘Trends Lounge book listing’ for books on international art, design and architecture. View the full listing at Beijing Today.
The Guardian discusses the debate around the architects behind the London 2012 Olympic site, mentioning Ricky Burdett’s role as chief design adviser to the Olympic Delivery Authority. The long-running “style war” between modernist and traditionalist architects now focuses on those architects selected to work on the Olympic site. Read the article.