Commissioner A - Airports Commission

Professor Ricky Burdett

Professor Ricky Burdett

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Biography

Ricky Burdett is

  • Professor of Urban Studies, and director of LSE Cities and the Urban Age Programme
  • a Visiting Professor in Urban Planning and Design at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University
  • a member of council of the Royal College of Art in London.
  • a judge in the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities initiative
  • a member of the Hurricane Sandy Regional Planning and Design Competition organised by US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

He was previously:

  • Global Distinguished Professor at New York University from 2010 to 2014
  • Chief Adviser on Architecture and Urbanism for the London 2012 Olympics
  • architectural adviser to the Mayor of London from 2001 to 2006
  • a member of the Urban Task Force which produced a major report for the UK government on the future of English cities
  • co-editor of ‘The endless city’ (2007), ‘Living in the endless city’ (2011) and ‘Transforming urban economies’ (2013)

Commissioner A - Airports Commission

Responsibilities are:

  • submitting a report to the government by the end of 2013 identifying and recommending options to the government for maintaining the UK’s status as an international hub for aviation
  • recommending to the government immediate actions to improve the use of existing runway capacity in the next 5 years – consistent with credible long-term options
  • submitting a final report to the government by summer 2015 assessing the environmental, economic and social costs and benefits of various solutions to increase airport capacity
  • considering operational, commercial and technical viability