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Climate change: the city solution

Public lecture of the Cities and the environment series hosted by LSE Cities in partnership with Ove Arup Foundation

As mayor of Copenhagen, Ritt Bjerregaard presided over a number of pioneering initiatives – including promoting cycling and low emissions zones – which help demonstrate how cities can provide solutions to global challenges such as climate change.

 

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  • Ritt Bjerregaard

    Ritt Bjerregaard is Copenhagen's first female Lord Mayor. She has previously served as a government minister and was the European commissioner for the environment, nuclear safety and civil protection.

  • Ricky Burdett

    Ricky Burdett

    Ricky Burdett is Professor of Urban Studies at the London School of Economics (LSE), and director of LSE Cities and the Urban Age project. He is a member of the Mayor of London’s Cultural Leadership Board, and was chief advisor on Architecture and Urbanism for the London 2012 Olympics and architectural advisor to the Mayor of London from 2001 to 2006. He was director of the International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale in 2006. With Deyan Sudjic he is co-editor of The Endless City (2007) and Living in the Endless City (2011) and, with Philipp Rode Shaping Cities in an Urban Age (2018).