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Protect and Develop

Public lecture hosted by LSE Cities

In this lecture renowned British Architect David Chipperfield discussed the current state of planning in London and the importance of finding a balance between development and conservation. The event was chaired by Ricky Burdett, Director of LSE Cities.

Drawing on his experiences working on architectural projects across the globe, the lecture offered a perspective on how various stakeholders can better work together to improve cities.

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  • David Chipperfield

    David Chipperfield

    Sir David Chipperfield is a British Architect who established the global architectural practice David Chipperfield Architects in 1985. He has taught and lectured worldwide and has been recognised for his work with an array of honours and awards.

  • Rowan Moore

    Rowan Moore

    Rowan Moore is Architecture Critic of The Observer. His new book, Slow Burn City, explores the unprecedented transformations of London in the 21st century. He was formerly Director of the Architecture Foundation, Architecture Critic of the Evening Standard and Editor of Blueprint magazine. In 2014 he was named Critic of the Year in the UK Press Awards, the first architectural writer to receive this award. He received the international Bruno Zevi Book Award for his previous book, Why We Build.

  • Ricky Burdett

    Ricky Burdett

    Ricky Burdett is Professor of Urban Studies and Director of LSE Cities and the Urban Age Programme. He sits on the Mayor of London’s Cultural Leadership Board, is a Council Member of the Royal College of Art and Trustee of the Norman Foster Foundation. He 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 Venice Architecture Biennale in 2006 and curator of the Global Cities exhibition at Tate Modern in 2007. Burdett has been on architectural juries for high-profile projects including Tate Modern, London’s Aquatic Centre, Rothschild Bank Headquarters, Holland Green and Elizabeth House and has worked on major regeneration projects across Europe and the USA, including the 8-million sq ft redevelopment around Penn Station in New York City. He was appointed CBE in the Queen’s 2017 New Year’s Honours List.