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Portrait Ricky Burdett. Photo: Manuel Vazquez


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Making a Piece of City: the London 2012 Olympic

Ricky Burdett
Professor of Urban Studies, London School of Economics

Despite its global status, London is a fragmented and multi-centred city that conceals deep social inequalities.  Over the last decades, it has become the locus for major investments and redevelopment projects that are transforming the city’s DNA. The plans for the 2012 Olympics were designed to bring about long-term regeneration in one of the city’s most deprived areas of East London. The illustrated lecture explains the aspirations of the legacy plans in the context of the city’s changing social, economic and political dynamics

Ricky Burdett is a London-based urban specialist with a wide portfolio of academic and consultancy activities at an international scale. As Professor of Urban Studies he leads LSE Cities, a global centre of research and teaching at the London School of Economics and Political Science and founded the authoritative Urban Age programme. Burdett acts as a consultant to national and city governments, private companies and philanthropic agencies. He was chief adviser on the London 2012 Olympics, a member of the UK Government Airport Commission and acted as adviser to the Mayor of London. He sits on the jury for Royal Academy Architecture Prize and Dorfman Awards, and was chair of the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize 2018.  Burdett was appointed a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for services to urban planning and design in 2017 and was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal College of Art in 2019.

Presentation and Q+A
Wednesday, 10 June 2020
Venue: Online - ABP Zoom Webinar
Event link: Once you have registered the event link + password will be emailed to you 2 days before the event and then again 10 minutes before the event begins
Time: 18:00 - 19:30 AEST* (UTC +10)

*Singapore: Wednesday, 10 June 2020, 16:00 – 17:30;  SGT (UTC +8)
*Dubai: Wednesday, 10 June 2020, 12:00 – 13:30;  GST (UTC +4)
*London: Wednesday, 10 June 2020, 09:00 - 10.30; BST (UTC +1)
*NYC: Wednesday, 10 June 2020, 04:00 – 05:30;  EDT (UTC -4)
*Los Angeles: Wednesday, 10 June 2020, 01:00 – 02:30;  PDT (UTC -7)

Ricky Burdett and Alan Pert: Making a Piece of City: the London 2012 Olympic.

Athletes’ Village, photo Ricky Burdett

Aerial View of Olympic Park, 2020: Jason Hawkes

Photo captions:
Aerial View of Olympic Park, 2020: Jason Hawkes
Athletes’ Village, photo Ricky Burdett
Portrait Ricky Burdett: Manuel Vazquez