London Going East: Urban Design Studio at NYU

9 April 2013

In his capacity as Global Distinguished Professor at New York University, Ricky Burdett ran an urban design studio at NYU Wagner School of Planning. The studio, entitled London Going Eastfocussed on the Royal Docks in East London, one of the fastest changing areas in Europe’s most cosmopolitan city currently undergoing a period of sustained growth. Twelve graduate students proposed alternative development scenarios for London’s largest remaining brownfield site, including higher residential neighbourhoods around a waterside park, reconnecting the Royal Albert Dock with its urban hinterland and creating mixed-use quarter next to the University of East London campus and potential CrossRail station at Custom House.