Ricky Burdett at the 5th International LafargeHolcim Forum for Sustainable Construction

April 10, 2016

Leading thinkers from architecture, civil engineering, urban planning, social science, business, and industry from 40 countries met in Detroit at the 5th International LafargeHolcim Forum on April 7-9, 2016. “Infrastructure Space” was the topic of the three-day symposium and examined how to deliver long-term infrastructure that is aligned with sustaining human habitat.

Ricky Burdett, Trustee of the Norman Foster Foundation and Professor of Urban Studies at the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) delivered a keynote speech on the Infrastructures of Inequality at the 5th International LafargeHolcim Forum for Sustainable Construction.

Using research from the London School of Economics and Political Science’s Urban Age programme and examples from contemporary practice, the lecture explored the physical and political impacts of infrastructure on urban life as a change agent for enabling more socially viable environments.

Watch the lecture here.