Density vs sprawl and other urban conflicts

La Biennale di Venezia has released a video interview with Professor Ricky Burdett on the Special Project ‘Report from Cities: Conflicts of an Urban Age.’

Professor Burdett, Director of LSE Cities and the Urban Age, curated ‘Conflicts of an Urban Age’ for the 15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, running from 28th May to 27th November 2016, in the context of Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development that will be held in Quito, Ecuador on 17-20 October 2016.

Burdett describes how the exhibition highlights the conflicts of “density against sprawl”, “equality against inequality” and “regulation against laissez-faire“, within a wider 25-year context characterised by “rice fields becoming megacities” and “deserts becoming urban playgrounds.”

Photo: screenshot from video.


Publication Type Video interview
Publisher Biennale Architettura 2016 - Conflicts of an Urban Age
Year 2016
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