LSE Cities new publication Living in the Endless City is reviewed on archidose.com, where it is noted that in the book, “Saskia Sassen … shatters some well-regarded beliefs on the economies of cities today” and “Justin McGuirk’s essay “Understanding the Numbers” is an extremely helpful addition for doing what the title says, while also inserting a dose of skepticism about what data actually tells us.” Read the full review.
The Wall Street Journal describes LSE Cities’ publication Living in the Endless City as “essential reading” in its review. “Few books do as good a job […] at articulating the scope of challenges today’s cities face. Read the review (pdf).
To celebrate with publication of Living in the Endless City, Ricky Burdett and Richard Sennett will speak at the Institute for Public Knowledge in New York on October 25th. Read more and RSVP to aqttend the event.
“Numbers have a unique way of highlighting the importance and the urgency of an issue. A look at the statistics on urbanisation certainly raises a red flag for the need to re-look the global model of urbanisation.” Design Indaba reviews LSE Cities’ new publication Living in the Endless City.
‘Urbanized’, a new film by Gary Hustwit feature LSE Cities Director Ricky Burdett will be screened at LSE’s Sheikh Zayed Theatre on 21 October at 18.30. The film will be followed by a discussion with director Gary Hustwit, Ricky Burdett, Alejandro Aravena and Richard Sennett. For more information and to buy tickets, visit http://urbanizedfilm.com/london-special-screening/
The Economist examines Berlin’s reputation as being “poor but sexy” and quotes LSE Cities’ Executive Director Philipp Rode, who explains that in Berlin, “aspiration can be a negative word.” Read the article.
‘Urbanized’ a new documentary by Gary Hustwit that features Ricky Burdett, is reviewed in the LA Times. The film is described as, “a cinematic version of “The Endless City,” the book that Ricky Burdett (who plays a significant role in “Urbanized”) and Deyan Sudjic put out three years ago.”
Ricky Burdett will speak as part of the IQ2 “If” Conference this November. His presentation, on the morning of November 25th, is entitled “Living in the Endless Cities of Mumbai, Sao Paulo and Istanbul”, and will ask whether the model for the western city becomes redundant in the face of globalisation. How can cities in the 21st century avoid social division and environmental destruction? Read more and book tickets.
As part of a two-day visit with the Gauten City-Region Observatory, Ricky Burdett spoke to the Faces of the City Seminar. His presentation gave an overview of images and insights from Living in the Endless City – raised debate on how to think about the psyche of the city, the unique challenges of South African cities such as the crisis of youth unemployment, and the impact of city-led investments in public environment and community space versus shelter and household services. Read more.
The Neue Zürcher Zeitung reviews Living in the Endless City. Read the review (German).