Ricky Burdett to deliver Charles Correa Memorial Lecture

8 August 2018

Ricky Burdett, Director of LSE Cities and Urban Age, will deliver the Charles Correa Memorial Lecture at the Designing Equitable Cities conference in Goa, India on 6 September 2018. Through the lens of the Urban Age project, a worldwide investigation into the future of cities, the illustrated lecture will bring together authoritative research and fresh insights that engage with the complex spatial and social dynamics of urbanization. By comparing patterns of growth, inequality and governance in cities like Addis Ababa, New York, Delhi and Mexico City, the research identifies how urban form shapes social equity and integration. Focusing on London’ s 2012 Olympics as an example of a planning paradigm that seeks to address the city’s long-standing inequalities, the lecture reflects on how urban leaders, planners and designers have succeeded – and failed – to deliver more equitable cities. The talk will also launch a new book. Shaping Cities in an Urban Age (published by Phaidon) engages directly with many of Charles Correa’s life-long concerns as an inspiring architect and urbanist.