Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Cities Programme head quits post

  • Comment

Ricky Burdett is set to step down from the directorship of the London School of Economics' (LSE) successful Cities Programme.

However, the academic and founding director of the Architecture Foundation has moved to scotch widespread rumours that he is to quit the programme to take up a full-time role at Ken Livingstone's architecture and urbanism unit.

The LSE has launched a search for a replacement for Burdett, who insists he will continue working for the school in a part-time teaching capacity. 'There is a series of lectures and debates that I want to continue doing out of the LSE and there is no question that I will not carry on here in some way, ' he told the AJ. 'I will continue to work for the mayor in my current two-day-a-week capacity until my contract is up in March of next year. What will happen after that is not yet clear.' Rumours abound that Burdett is lining himself up to replace Richard Rogers when he retires as the mayor's chief adviser on architecture. Rogers signed up for another one-year term in his position earlier this year.

Burdett was founding director of the Cities Programme when it was established by the LSE in 1996. He was also instrumental in the birth of the Architecture Foundation.

Since its inception the programme, with Burdett as its public face, has attempted to transform the perception of urban design by encouraging interdisciplinary research, lectures and debate.

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.

Related Jobs

AJ Jobs