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Transformative Design for Social Integration

Public lecture of the LSE Cities public lectures series hosted by LSE Cities

John McAslan provided an architect’s perspective on how design can play a critical role in integrating displaced communities. His lecture drew on John McAslan’s practice’s experience in Malawi and Haiti, and in areas affected by the riots in London.

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  • John McAslan

    John McAslan is an architect with wide UK and international experience including the redevelopment of King’s Cross Station and progressive projects in the developing world.

  • 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.