London lectures by Ricky Burdett at Harvard GSD

20 February 2014

LSE Cities’ Ricky Burdett is giving four lectures about London at the Department of Urban Planning and Design at Harvard Graduate School of Design on 18, 20, 25 and 27 February.

The lectures are offered through the course Cities by Design. Each semester the course focuses on a number of cities as case studies, exploring the parameters affecting the formation of contemporary urban environments. Each case is presented over a series of lectures by a distinguished scholar who has a deep familiarity with the examined city. For full details, visit the Harvard website.

Prof. Burdett’s London lectures will focus on the following topics:

February 20 – Towards Organic Urbanism: Transformation of London’s cultural, economic, and physical profile through piecemeal interventions since 2000, fostered by a pro-development planning regime and strong entrepreneurial tradition

February 25 – The 2012 Olympics: The urban design and planning parameters of the massive yet short-lived event, which sought to establish a long-term legacy that would bring homes, jobs, and opportunities to one of London’s less affluent but well-connected communities

February 27 – The Great Leap Eastwards: New development initiatives in East London, anticipated to accommodate most of London’s jobs and population growth over the next 20 years.

Cities by Design – London Lectures
Ricky Burdett, London School of Economics
18, 20, 25 and 27 February 2014, 10:00-11:30am
Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall
48 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA 02138