Director of LSE Cities at London School of Economics and Political Science
Richard Burdett is the director of LSE Cities research and teaching center at London School of Economics and Political Science, where he is also a professor of urban studies. He is an architect and expert in urban development and design, contemporary architecture, and the social and spatial dynamics of contemporary cities. Previously, Burdett was director of the Venice International Architecture Biennale and curator of the Global Cities Exhibition at the Tate Modern in London. A past UK Government Airport Commission member and Royal College of Art council member, he is a Norman Foster Foundation trustee. Burdett’s honors include appointment as a commander of the Order of the British Empire for urban planning and design and a Royal College of Art honorary fellowship.