‘Together: The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Cooperation’ is the latest book by eminent social thinker and LSE Cities Advisor Richard Sennett. Read the review by The Independent or watch his talk as part of the book launch at LSE.
Over 1000 people attended a three-part presentation on ‘Small City – Big Buildings’ held at the Swissbau in Basel’s international exhibition centre on 21 January 2012. Keynote presentations were given by Ricky Burdett of LSE Cities, Winy Maas of MVRDV and Jacques Herzog of Herzog de Meuron. Watch the event (EN after introduction in GER) and read more on the conference page (German).
Ricky Burdett presents Living in the Endless City at the Open Book Festival 2011 in Cape Town. Listen to the mp3 (36:49) hosted on the website of the African Centre for Cities.
Watch a 15-minutes in-depth TV interview with Ricky Burdett on The Agenda, the flagship current affairs program of TVOntario, Ontario’s public broadcaster. Steve Paikin asks about the challenges in transforming East London with help of the 2012 Summer Olympics and what Canada can learn from it when hosting the 2015 Pan Am Games. Watch the interview on YouTube.
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.
Harvard GSD Professor and Architect Rahul Mehrotra explains the features of the ‘kinetic city’ with reference to urbanism in Mumbai. Watch the video here.