The Electric City Newspaper (pdf)
Texts by Ricky Burdett, Wolfgang Nowak, Philipp Rode, Deyan Sudjic, Philipp Rode, Nicholas Stern, Dimitri Zenghelis, Ed Glaeser, John Urry, Bruce Katz, Max Nathan, Saskia Sassen, Carlo Ratti, Anthony Townsend, Richard Sennett, Wolfgang Pietsch, Nerea Calvillo, Orit Halpern, Jesse LeCavalier, Dan Hill, Maarten Hajer, Hiddo Huitzing, Anthony Giddens.
In London we welcome over 60 speakers from 30 cities in 15 countries across four continents who take part in the two-day Urban Age Electric City conference in the aptly named Shoreditch Electric Light Station in central London – a building that in its own history reflects the connections between power and the city. It opened as an electricity generating station in 1896 to burn rubbish, giving steam for generating electricity with the waste used to heat public baths next door. The motto above the door is ‘E Pulvere Lux Et Vis, or ‘Out Of The Dust, Light And Power’, reflecting a trajectory of sustainable resilience that parallels the themes and issues debated by the protagonists of the Urban Age.
Ricky Burdett, Director, LSE Cities, London School of Economics
Wolfgang Nowak, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank’s Alfred Herrhausen Society
From The Electric City Newspaper