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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. In this lecture he gives a general overview of the ongoing increase in the population density of urban areas and of global energy consumption, followed by a look at some specific cases of housing and urban development projects in South America that help address problems of urban crowding. Burdett concludes with a look at London and his work as Chief Adviser on Architecture and Urbanism for the London 2012 Olympics.
Slide presentation for lecture presented by Professor Ricky Burdett to the students in the UT School of Architecture Foundations of Sustainable Architecture class (ARC350R, Fall 2009).