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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 at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and director of LSE Cities and the Urban Age programme. His research interests focus on the interactions between the physical and social worlds in the contemporary city and how urbanisation affects social and environmental sustainability. He was Chief Adviser on Architecture and Urbanism for the London 2012 Olympics and architectural adviser to the Mayor of London from 2001 to 2006.