Monthly Archives: September 2019

UrbanNext features Ricky Burdett and Philipp Rode in new video.

4 September 2019

In a new video produced by UrbanNext, Ricky Burdett, Urban Age and LSE Cities Director, and Philipp Rode, LSE Cities Executive Director discuss findings from LSE Cities’ recent book Shaping Cities in an Urban Age.

“One of the reasons why we have an accelerated conversation around global urbanisation goes back to a rather artificial shift, which some people argue happened in 2007, others 2008, which is the famous, 50 per cent to urban. By which I mean, more than 50 per cent of the world’s population living in urban areas.” – Philipp Rode

Interviews and film are by Ian Garrick Mason from UrbanNext.